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Mpella, Maria; Evaggelinou, Christina; Koidou, Eirini; Tsigilis, Nikolaos – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a theatrical play programme on social skills development for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Six children with ASD were selected by purposive sampling (M=10.6 years), and their typically developing peers (N=132) (M=10.3 years), attending general primary schools in Greece…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Play, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Amran, Hannah Aqilah; Majid, Rosadah Abd – International Journal of Special Education, 2019
A twice-exceptional student who is gifted but also has an additional exceptionality challenges teachers and educators to deliver the best teaching strategies. This paper reviews the current learning strategies, interventions and practices that specifically focused on twice-exceptional students. Research articles were obtained on online database of…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Academically Gifted, Intervention, Gifted Disabled
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Hamdan, Mohammed Akram – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The present study aimed to develop a proposed training program based on DTT to improve the nonverbal communication skills in children with ASD. To achieve the objective of the study, the author developed a scale of non-verbal communication skills consisted of (20 items) measures attention and eye contact, imitation and using the signal,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Nonverbal Communication, Communication Skills
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Majoko, Tawanda – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The shift in paradigm from exclusion to inclusion in education in Zimbabwe, in alignment with the global world, has resulted in a significant number of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) being educated in mainstream primary school classrooms. Consequently, new demands are being made on teachers who are not necessarily adequately…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Foreign Countries
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Willemin, Trason; Litchke, Lyn G.; Liu, Ting; Ekins, Carrie – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Educators and practitioners working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are concerned with deficits in positive affect and social-emotional reciprocity, which may affect their daily living and school success. This pilot study explored the social-emotional impact of eight one-hour sessions of a novel dyadic within-group…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention
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Tait, Kathleen; Sweller, Naomi; Carter, Mark; Fung, Francis; Hu, Aihua; Djajic, Jasna – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to examine the internal consistency and factor structure of the Traditional Chinese version of the Impact on Family Scale in order to make cross cultural comparisons. The Traditional Chinese version of the scale was administered to 137 Hong Kong Chinese parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Two short…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Autism
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Korhonen, Vesa; Räty, Hannu; Kärnä, Eija – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Individuals with autism often exhibit atypical levels of attention to eyes. High support need and minimally verbal individuals with autism have typically received less attention in research. This study explored a preference based computer game to include the less-studied individuals with autism in their own school environment. Four high support…
Descriptors: Autism, Computer Games, Preferences, Eye Movements
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Almutlaq, Hajar; Martella, Ronald C. – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often experience social and communication skill deficits. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of using a social story delivered through an iPad application to enhance giving compliments in three elementary-aged students with ASD. The social story was modified with written…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Rating Scales
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Mithimunye, Bronwyn Sarah; Roman, Nicolette Vanessa; Pedro, Athena Shelia – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
There is growing interest in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as a result of the increasing prevalence rates, and because children with ASD find it particularly challenging to enter the educational system. The present study explored the perceptions of parents of ASD children by identifying the factors which enhanced or hindered their children in…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Autism, Parent Attitudes
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Manor-Binyamini, Iris – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
Professisonal community workers' interevention strategies are effective insofar as they are relevant to the cultural context in which they are delivered. This article presents a methodological process of identifying and conceptualizing culture-based intervention strategies of Bedouin professionals who work with Bedouin parents of children with…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Intervention, Arabs, Parents
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Bitsika, Vicky; Warren, Amalia C.; Sharpley, Christopher F. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
The efficacy of delivering autism-focused Functional Behaviour Assessment (FBA) training within a six-session professional development (PD) framework was investigated with 23 Australian educators. FBA knowledge, self-efficacy (SE), and confidence were measured pre-to-post-PD series as markers of educator ability to address the challenging…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Alzahrani, Asma N.; Brigham, Frederick J. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to provide information about the effectiveness of the autism spectrum disorders (ASD) preparation program of Saudi universities from the perceptions of pre-service teachers that are currently studying in autism program. It was also to provide information about the number of Saudi universities that offer personal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Special Education, Special Education Teachers
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Kwiatkowski, Piotr; Sekulowicz, Malgorzata – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
The relationship between two key factors of parental burnout of mothers of children with disabilities was studied on a population of 69 women. Exhaustion and helplessness--two subscales of the new instrument: Parental Burnout Measure-12--showed a decreasing correlation with coherence and personal resiliency. Multiple regression analysis showed…
Descriptors: Mothers, Burnout, Resilience (Psychology), Parent Child Relationship
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Kim, Sunyoung; Kim, Hyejung; Saffo, Rachel W. – International Journal of Special Education, 2017
Given the rapidly growing number of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) from diverse cultural communities in the United States, researchers have steadily emphasized the importance of developing and implementing culturally responsive interventions and practices. Unfortunately, there is no clear understanding of culture and diversity in…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development
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Karal, Muhammed A.; Riccomini, Paul J. – International Journal of Special Education, 2016
Increased rates of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are documented throughout the world. In Turkey, there are currently 100,000 students under the age of 14 with ASD and increasing each year by approximately 5,000 students. As a result of the current population and increased prevalence, special education and general education teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Teacher Attitudes
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