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Katja Petry

Katja Petry
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Students with dyslexia face particular challenges in higher education. Individuals with disabilities have a right to accommodations to guarantee equal opportunities and participation in education. The present study addresses (1) the frequency of functioning and participation problems of students with dyslexia in higher education, (2) the teaching a...
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Both the attitude of the preservice teacher and the subjective norm in the teacher-training program play a crucial role in the process towards inclusive education (Donnelly & Watkins, 2011). However, little research has been done on influencing the attitudes of preservice teachers via the subjective norm. Two studies were carried out using a pre- a...
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A social network approach provides a valuable framework to assess and strengthen teacher collaboration, which is considered important in realizing inclusive education. However, to our knowledge, there is no research that has used a social network approach to measure and strengthen teacher collaboration in the context of inclusive education. Therefo...
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A lot of legislative changes have taken place on inclusive education. This had consequences at all educational levels (primary, secondary and higher education (HE)). In the context of these changes, there was a need for more research focused on attitudes towards inclusion and the preparation of pre-service teachers for inclusive education. Recent r...
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In Vietnam, school violence is a serious problem, yet little is known about the factors explaining this phenomenon. The current study looked at the role of normative beliefs approving aggression in the development of overt aggressive behavior. Using a short-term longitudinal design with three waves (four-month interval), this study examined the ass...
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The attachment-based perspective on teacher-student relationships assumes that teachers internalize experiences with specific students into mental representations of dyadic relationships. Once activated, mental representations are believed to influence teachers' affective and cognitive social information processing. Two priming experiments with 57...
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The Aggression Scale (AS) measures overt aggressive adolescent behaviour including physical and verbal aggression and anger. In the current study, psychometric properties of the Vietnamese version of the AS were evaluated in 411 adolescents (Mage = 14.00, SDage = 1.12; 47.2% boys). Test-retest reliability was calculated in 184 participants. Among f...
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Background There has been an increase in externalizing problem behaviour in Vietnam over the last decade and parenting has been considered an important factor in the development of problem behaviour in adolescents in Western countries. However, few studies addressed parenting in a Vietnamese context, which may be due to the lack of a validated ques...
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Objective: Recently, research indicated that extended examination duration was perceived as effective by students with ADHD. However, the objective effectiveness of this accommodation has not been researched extensively. This study addresses this gap in literature. Method: A total of 30 students with ADHD and 30 matched typically developing cont...
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Across the world, there have been many policy developments in and reviews of inclusive education (IE) but what appears to be missing is an up to date and thorough review of IE in general. What is required is a synopsis of previous reviews to help guide future practice and research. The aim of this paper is to analyse existing reviews of IE regardin...
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Students with a disability in inclusive classes often face problems with peer acceptance, friendships and peer interactions. In this paper, the relationship between these difficulties in social participation and the attitudes that typically developing adolescents hold towards peers with a disability at the level of the class was explored. A cross-s...
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Worldwide a shift has taken place from segregated towards more inclusive education. A pivotal factor in realizing inclusive education is collaboration. The social network theory and its corresponding methodology, social network analysis, provides an excellent framework to study collaboration and to gain insight into the exchange of knowledge and ex...
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The present article focuses on the meta-aggregative approach to qualitative evidence synthesis. Originally developed in Australia by the Joanna Briggs Institute, it mirrors the review process for reviews of effectiveness outlined by the international Cochrane and Campbell Collaboration, while remaining sensitive to the specific characteristics of q...
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Because of a better understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in all stages of life and the improvement of support of students with ASD in primary and secondary education, an increasing number of students with ASD are accessing higher education. Previous research suggests that these students have fewer opportunities in higher education due to...
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Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience various functioning and participation problems in higher education, which may cause difficulties such as drop out or low grade point averages. However, it remains unclear how often and during which teaching and evaluation methods the functioning and participation problems occur and which reaso...
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Students with ADHD struggle in higher education as a result of various functioning and participation problems. However, there are remaining gaps in the literature. First, it remains unclear how often and during which teaching and evaluation methods problems arise. Second, we do not yet know which reasonable accommodations are most effective to deal...
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This study aimed to test the hypothesis that peer victimization in middle childhood predicts emotional problems in adolescents. The sample consisted of 1,000 students administrated at age 8 (wave 1) who were followed for seven years (wave 2). The peer victimization measures included one item derived from Goodman's Strength and Difficulties Question...
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Due to an increasing number of students with ADHD in higher education and the difficult course of their academic career, a comprehensive overview of participation and functioning of this group is needed. A comprehensive search was performed in MEDLINE (PubMed), EMBASE, CINAHL and ERIC electronic databases in June 2014. This systematic literature re...
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As part of a multiple case study on inclusive education in secondary schools, classroom practice was observed across twelve schools, twenty-three classrooms and fifteen subject matters, representing all age groups and streams of secondary schools in Flanders (Belgium). The aim of the study was to identify best classroom practices in inclusive setti...
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For over a decade, inclusive discourse comprises the development of a school for all, both in primary and in secondary education. Facing long-standing barriers for effective comprehensive education, secondary schools show specific interests, strengths and needs in a school-wide movement towards inclusion. Reviewing literature of recent research in...
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Yearly data are collected describing progress in inclusive education. Frequently used criteria are the percentages of students attending special schooling or percentages of students officially labelled as having special educational needs (SEN). However, both criteria have pitfalls. In this study, the social participation of students was used as a c...
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This study focuses on companionship, intimacy, and support of reciprocated friendships of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), students with motor and/or sensory disabilities, and typically developing students with their classmates at the start of mainstream secondary school. The study included 1379 typically developing students, 65 stude...
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Het experimentele project ‘Intersectorale aanpak van Prioritair toe te wijzen Hulpvragen’ (IPH) was een antwoord op de vaststelling dat er jongeren zijn met een complexe en meervoudige hulpvraag voor wie het heel moeilijk bleek om een aangepast hulpaanbod te realiseren. De toenmalige Vlaams minister van Welzijn, Volksgezondheid en Gezin creëerde in...
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This study addresses the social participation of students with special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream 7th grade in Flanders (Belgium). Social participation (i.e., social interactions, peer acceptance, friendships, and social self-concept) was assessed by means of questionnaires among 86 students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), 61 studen...
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Achtergrond en doelstellingEen toenemende proportie kinderen met een chronische aandoening groeien op tot volwassenen, en willen schoollopen in het gewoon onderwijs. Kinderen met cerebrale parese (CP) kennen functionele en andere beperkingen die de onderwijsparticipatie in belangrijke mate kunnen belemmeren. Doelstellingen zijn het evalueren van de...
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This study examines whether students retained in first grade, relative to their similarly at-risk but promoted agemates in second grade, differ in terms of additional support received, and whether and to which extent additional support moderates the effects on their academic achievement. Data were collected from 3,624 students (121 schools) and the...
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This study examined the effects of first-grade retention on children's academic growth, psychosocial growth, and future school career by following a cohort of first graders until the start of secondary school. The study took place in the Flemish educational context where primary school students are taught in uniform curricular year groups; the same...
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Verschillende studies hebben aangetoond dat zittenblijven een weinig effectieve strategie is om de schoolse prestaties van basisschoolleerlingen te bevorderen (Allen, Chen, Willson, & Hughes, 2009; Hattie, 2009). Echter, wat totnogtoe nog niet onderzocht is, is of extra ondersteuning hierin een verschil kan maken. Deze studie zal daarom nagaan hoe...
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The Chedoke-McMaster Attitudes towards Children with Handicaps Scale (CATCH) has been developed to measure the attitudes of children toward peers with disabilities. The present study aims to evaluate the factorial validity of the CATCH in a sample of 2396 students in 7th grade, including 179 students with disabilities and 2217 typically developing...
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Background: Behavioural observations are the most frequently used source of information about emotions of people with severe or profound intellectual disabilities but have not yet been validated against other measures of emotion. In this study we wanted to validate the behavioural observations of emotions using respiration (rib cage contribution,...
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Background: The measurement of subjective well-being in people with severe and profound intellectual disabilities (ID) is a difficult challenge. As they cannot self-report about their life satisfaction, because of severe communicative and cognitive limitations, behavioural observations of their emotions and moods are important in the measurement o...
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Effecten van zittenblijven in het basis- en secundair onderwijs zijn al vaak onderzocht, en de laatste jaren meer en meer op verschillende uitkomstmaten, in verschillende landen, en op methodologisch solidere wijze dan ooit voorheen. Nochtans focusten de meest recente meta-analyses en reviews zich hoofdzakelijk op effecten van zittenblijven op de s...
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Research on the effectiveness of grade retention in primary and secondary education has tremendously improved during the last decade, in terms of diversity of outcomes and countries investigated and methodology used. Yet, most recent meta-analyses and systematic reviews do not mirror these improvements, in that they mainly focus on the academic ach...
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An international trend towards inclusive education is noticeable. However research shows that pupils with special educational needs (SEN) are at risk of becoming social rejected. This study addresses the reliability and discriminant validity of the Social Participation Questionnaire (SPQ), a teacher questionnaire to assess the social participation...
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Problem Statement: A variety of studies evaluated the effect of inclusive education on pupils with special educational needs (SEN). The results from these studies are inconsistent, however none of the studies reported potential harmful effects. It remains unclear how inclusive education is experienced by pupils with SEN and what particular challeng...
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The goals of this study were twofold. The first aim was to explore loneliness prevalence in typically developing students, students with ASD and students with motor and/or sensory disabilities in mainstream 7th grade in Belgium. The second aim was to explore the relations between number of friends, friendship quality, social self-concept on the one...
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Flanders (Belgium) has a long history of segregated education, but recently a slow trend towards a more inclusive education system has been noticeable. However, there is a lot of difference between schools in their culture, policy and practice towards inclusion, which might affect the academic and social outcomes for students with special education...
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A considerable number of children are confronted with a chronic or long-term illness in their lives. For these children, absenteeism is problematic, because education plays a major role in stimulating their cognitive development and in promoting a sense of normalcy and psychosocial well-being. In the literature, a great deal of attention has been p...
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Social participation of students with special educational needs (SEN) is a key issue in the inclusion debate. However, the meaning of concepts like social integration, social inclusion and social participation used in current literature is often unclear. Recently, these concepts were clarified based on preschool and primary school literature. The c...
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Background  Affective and reciprocal interactions with others are essential for persons with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD), but it is a challenge to assess their quality. This study aimed to investigate the usefulness of instruments from parent–infant research to evaluate these interactions.Method  Eighteen videotaped staff...
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Because of the problems measuring subjective well-being in people with severe and profound intellectual disabilities, there are no studies to date which explore the factors contributing to the subjective well-being in these groups. We wanted to explore the client and service characteristics contributing to the subjective well-being of persons with...
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Recently, several instruments have been developed to measure the subjective component of the quality of life (QOL) of people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD). A next step, however, must be the further validation of these instruments. The present study aimed at evaluating the psychometric properties of one of these instrum...
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Early primary school children showing slower academic and/or psychosocial development than expected create a dilemma for the educational system. An internationally frequently applied measure for dealing with early problems in school is first-grade retention. Yet, despite its popularity, first-grade retention remains a controversial practice. Previo...
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Voor heel wat Vlaamse kinderen verloopt de overgang van het kleuteronderwijs naar het lager onderwijs (groep 2 naar groep 3) niet zonder slag of stoot. De vraag die dan ook vaak gesteld wordt, is wat te doen met deze leerlingen. Een maatregel die in Vlaanderen frequent toegepast wordt, is leerlingen laten blijven zitten in het eerste leerjaar (groe...
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Background Because of limited communicative skills, it is not self-evident to measure subjective well-being in people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. As a first step towards a non-interprative measure of subjective well-being, we explored how the respiratory, cardiovascular and electro dermal response systems were associated w...
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The transition from kindergarten into first grade marks a period in which children’s life profoundly changes: not only do children’s cognitive and psycho-social skills gain momentum, but also their learning environment undergoes major changes. Unfortunately, not all students succeed equally well in passing through these early years of elementary ed...
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Because of a shortage of valid instruments to measure the QOL of people with profound multiple disabilities (PMD), the QOL-PMD was developed. In the present study, possibilities for item reduction as well as the psychometric properties of the questionnaire were examined. One hundred and forty-seven informants of people with PMD participated in the...
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The present study focused on the objective components of quality of life (QOL) of people with profound multiple disabilities (PMD). More specific, we aimed at evaluating different dimensions of QOL of people with PMD and investigating the association between their QOL and several personal (age, gender, intellectual capabilities, motor limitations,...
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IntroductionLearning objectivesWhat to measure?How to measure?Who should be involved?Where to measure?Why measure QOL?Conclusion References
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This study gives a systematic and recent overview of studies that focus on staff variables that may have an influence on the origin and maintenance of challenging behaviour of clients with an intellectual disability. Thirty three studies were identified through computerized searches of the PsycInfo and ERIC-databases on the basis of specific search...
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This study provides an overview of empirical research on the effectiveness of quality-enhancing interventions for people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD). Through computerised searches of the PsycINFO and ERIC databases, and using several search criteria specifically relating to the target group and to the subject of this...
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This paper gives a description of the support needs of people with profound multiple disabilities (PMD), based on the five basic dimensions of the 2002 AAMR System, being intellectual abilities, adaptive behavior, participation, interaction and social roles, health and context. It is based on a study of the literature concerning the target group. T...
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Abstract  The authors examined which support characteristics are associated with the quality of life (QOL) of people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD). The authors invited parents and direct support staff of people with PIMD to adopt the perspective of their child or the person with PIMD for whom they care. Some 76 parents...
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In a recent study, we constructed an item pool that contains items on the quality of life (QOL) and related aspects of support of people with profound multiple disabilities (PMD). In the present study, a panel of experts assessed the content and the structure of this item pool in order to enhance its validity and usefulness. A two-round Delphi stud...
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Quality of Life in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Defining and assessing quality of life (QoL) is currently at the forefront of the rehabilitation field. This paper gives an overview of the conceptualisation of QoL in persons with intellectual disabilities (ID). QoL is conceived of as a multidimensional construct featuring a set of core co...
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The aim of this study was to explore a procedure for drafting individualised profiles of how people with profound multiple disabilities express pleasure and displeasure. There were 6 participants with profound multiple disabilities. The procedure involved an observational analysis of videotaped critical incidents by a researcher and a questionnaire...
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Background This study considered the general validity of the basic domains of quality of life that appear in theoretical models, in relation to people with profound multiple disabilities. The authors examined how parents and direct support staff operationalized these basic domains for people with profound multiple disabilities. They investigated th...