Aleksandra Karovska Ristovska

Aleksandra Karovska Ristovska
Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje · Institute of Special Education

Associate Professor of Special Education and Rehabilitation

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This paper presents a technology4good initiative that integrates multiple breakthrough software modules with the aim to build a generic framework to aid the educational process for students with disabilities, such as, hearing and vision impairments, as well as various types of dyslexia. The purpose of the study is to apply various distinct research...
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Early intervention (EI) and early childhood special education (ECSE) for the children with special educational needs has been strongly recommended. Every child, especially at a younger age, is determined by its biology and the environmental factors that surround it (Ramo-Akgün, 2021). Professionals in scientific, medical, psychological, and educati...
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This paper presents a technology4good initiative that integrates multiple breakthrough software modules with the aim to build a generic framework to aid the educational process for students with disabilities, such as, hearing and vision impairments, as well as various types of dyslexia. The purpose of the study is to apply various distinct research...
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Learning Management System (LMS) is a type of an e-learning system is one of the main infrastructural requirements that improves access to higher education for persons with disabilities. The primary aim of the research study 1 was to explore perceptions of students with disabilities regarding the use and accessibility of learning management systems...
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When discussing transitions of deaf and hard of hearing adolescents, we have to perceive them holistically, and to recognize the nature and complexity of the relationships between traditional transitions. Measures of 'successful' or 'unsuccessful' transitions , do not necessarily align with the traditional events-based and institutional transitions...
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This paper presents MAKEDONKA, the first open-source Macedonian language synthesizer that is based on the Deep Learning approach. The paper provides an overview of the numerous attempts to achieve a human-like reproducible speech, which has unfortunately shown to be unsuccessful due to the work invisibility and lack of integration examples with rea...
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The first three years of life (zero to three) are a period of great importance when discovering the congenital, as well as the acquired disorders and developmental delays. Recognizing milestones and manifestations of certain behaviors helps us identify developmental delays and disruptions. With this research we intended to determine the segments of...
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The methodological framework was developed within the FAST: Fostering accessible study technologies - An Accessible Learning Management System in Humanities and Social Sciences. Four countries participated in the development of the framework: Macedonia, Lithuania, Portugal and Denmark. This research-based framework gives guidelines on how to create...
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Introduction: Children with specific learning difficulties represent a significant number of the population. It is necessary though to make a distinction between learning difficulties in children with typical development and problems in learning in children due to their intellectual disabilities. Aim: The goal of this research is to present the man...
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Given the existence of biological and environmental theories of upper limb dominance, the research carried out aims to determine the existence of the influence of the dominant lateralization of the upper limbs of the mother in performing everyday activities with their children. For this purpose, a sample of 335 female respondents was used and tasks...
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Educational policy for children with intellectual disability in Republic of Macedonia is not always consistent with the practical implications. The subject of this research was to gain an insight into the current condition of the persons with intellectual disabilities in Macedonia, before all an insight into the barriers that they are facing in the...
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Organized social care for people with special educational needs in R. Macedonia, expressed through care, education, and rehabilitation, begins after World War II. Before that, on the territory of the present Republic of Macedonia, there wasn't organized education and rehabilitation for children with special educational needs. In the Republic of Tur...
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Subject of the research: Analysis of the higher educational systems in the field of special education and rehabilitation in some European countries and in the Republic of Macedonia and defining the competences that they acquired. Goal of the research: comparison of the education of future special educators and rehabilitators in higher educational s...
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Abstract Research subject: Analysis of preschool systems in some EU countries, Macedonia and Turkey in the field of inclusion of children with special education needs (SEN). Purpose of Study: Comparison between Swedish, German, Dutch, Macedonian and Turkish inclusive preschool systems with the purpose to note positive practices in legislation, fin...
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The educational system in Macedonia is directed towards the modern European standards and models of inclusive education. This is done by initiation and implementation of the innovations in the education.The inclusion of the children with impaired hearing is not connected only with their placement in the schools. In an inclusive school, quality educ...
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In the communication of deaf people between them­selves and hearing people there are three ba­sic as­pects of interaction: gesture, finger signs and writing. The gesture is a conditionally agreed manner of communication with the help of the hands followed by face and body mimic. The ges­ture and the move­ments pre-exist the speech and they had the...
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All researches point to the fact that the early de­tection and diagnosis are still performed late (after the third year of life), so in the first three years of life there is no establishment of the developmental changes in a way that they include the interrelation aspects of the human development and its natural sequences. With the start of early...
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This article is based on the pilot study "Workplaces for All" conducted in Macedonia in 2006. Another article by Prof. Risto Petrov, based on a part of the same study was published in Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation January-June No. 1-2, Skopje, 2006; 1-123).The study was a qualitative research project con­ducted in co-operation bet...

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The project "Developing new software for psychomotor reeducation of children with autism" was awarded by the Turkish National Agency within the key action KA205 to the coordinator Canakkale 18 Mart University from Turkey and the partners: Ss Cyril and Methodius University (Faculty of Philosophy) from Skopje; Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski from Sofia, Bulgaria, and Piriteknoloji Egitim Hizmetleri Teknoloji ve Ticaret Adı Ortakligi from Canakkale, Turkey. Since children with autism are having an interest in technology and since new research shows that learning through fun is the most effective way for permanent learnıng and memorizing, the project goal is to create a software for psychomotor reeducation for children with autism. The project is planned for three target groups: special educators and other professionals; students studying special education and psychology; and children with autism. By the end of the project, 300 professionals and future professionals will be informed and educated about the software and its use, 75 of them will have the software sets in their institution and the other 225 will have the access to the software on-line. With this educated staff, at least 3000 children with autism will benefit from the software, providing them with easy, fun, joyful and motivational ways of their psychomotor development.
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Design and implementation of accessible software for managing complex software tools and developing text-to-speech synthesis engine based on deep-learning methodologies for students with Special needs, such as impaired vision, impaired hearing, specific learning difficulties (dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia) and physical disabilities. Coordinator: prof. Aleksandra Karovska Ristovska, PhD The main objective of the project is to create a generic model of an accessible LMS for usage in Humanities and Social sciences. Other objectives include: – Creation of a methodological framework for accessible LMSs and selection of appropriate LMS for HEI usage in the area of humanities and social sciences; – Construction and implementation of accessible software for managing complex databases for students with disability; – Creation of a mobile application for easy LMS access, and – Creation and on-line delivery of a training e-module for LMS usage by students with disabilities.
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The project proposal will develop actions that promote innovative pedagogies and methods for teaching, learning and assessment, and that support educators and learners to use digital technologies in creative, collaborative and efficient ways in the area of civil protection and disaster risk management. All those activities (IO) that will be developed through the project implementation will be adapted for persons with disabilities, they will be able to use them online using special digital tools. The main accent of the project proposal will be updating and developing digital learning materials and tools, in particular, Open Educational Resources, open textbooks, and Free and Open Source Educational Software and games, as well as supporting the effective use of digital technologies and open pedagogies in education. This will include fostering synergies with research and innovation activities, and therefore includes Open Science and promoting new technologies as drivers of improvements in education policies and practices. The project will work also on new teaching methods and tools and the use of the European frameworks on the digital competence of educators, pupils, training of trainers, citizens and relevant organizations.