Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation

Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation

Basic info

  • Publisher: Faculty of Philosophy, Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation
  • Country of publisher: macedonia, the former yugoslav republic of
  • Date added to EuroPub: 2017/May/14

Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychology
  • Publisher's keywords: Medicine, psychology, pedagogy
  • Language of fulltext: english, macedonian
  • Time from submission to publication: 8 weeks

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  • Article Processing Charges (APCs): No
  • Submission charges: No
  • Waiver policy for charges? No

Open access & licensing

  • Type of License: CC BY
  • License terms
  • Open Access Statement: Yes
  • Year open access content began: 1997
  • Does the author retain unrestricted copyright? False
  • Does the author retain publishing rights? False

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  • Permanent article identifier: DOI
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  • Deposit policy registered in: Sherpa/Romeo

This journal has '589' articles

DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY OF MOTOR DISTURBANCES IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY OF MOTOR DISTURBANCES IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

Authors: Neli VASILEVA| University "St. Kliment Ohridsky" Sofia, Bulgaria
Year: 2012, Volume: 13, Number: 3
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Abstract

The paper reveals uncommonly examined aspects concerning the specifics of the motor de­velopment in the children with autistic spectrum disorders and the problems regarding their diagnostics and the­ra­py. An analytical theory of the autistic disorders is des­cribed, connecting autism with disorders in the ba­sic levels of affective behavioral regulation. The re­port in­cludes a classification of the groups of autis­tic children, each of which demonstrates spe­ci­fic motor dysfunctions. Furthermore, the paper ana­ly­zes and recommends methodo­lo­gi­cal approaches to motor therapy which will help improve the de­ve­lop­ment of different motor skills.

Keywords: children with autism, groups of childhood autism, motor disturbances, diagnostic criteria, therapy guidelines
 RISK FACTORS OF VIOLENT  BEHAVIOR AMONG ELEMENTARY  AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

RISK FACTORS OF VIOLENT BEHAVIOR AMONG ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Authors: Ranko KOVAČEVIĆ| Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation, University of Tuzla Bosnia and Herzegovina, Edin MUFTIĆ| Faculty of Education and Rehabilita...
Year: 2012, Volume: 13, Number: 3
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Abstract

The primary goal of this research was to ascertain which risk factors could serve as the most precise predictors of violent behaviour among elementary and high-school students. The research was conducted on a sample of 1209 students, between thirteen and seventeen years old, in five cantons of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The risk factors assessment was done by means of SAVRY (Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth), a tool used for gauging the levels of risk factors. With the help of the SPSS 12.0 Statistical Procedures Companion, the collected data was processed by employing regression analysis. The results indicate that the onset of violent behaviour, academic success, inability to concentrate, alcohol abuse, history of domestic violence, as well as parental separation, are the main predictors of violent behaviour among the aforementioned category of students. These results form a solid foundation for future planning of treatments and activities with a goal to prevent such behaviour.

Keywords: violent behaviour, risk factors, predictors
CASE STUDY ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A VIDEO STORY-BASED INTERVENTI­ON WITH SELF-MODELING TREATMENT PACKAGE TO REDUCE STEREOTYPICAL SPITTING BEHAVIOR IN A YOUNG GIRL WITH AUTISM

CASE STUDY ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A VIDEO STORY-BASED INTERVENTI­ON WITH SELF-MODELING TREATMENT PACKAGE TO REDUCE STEREOTYPICAL SPITTING BEHAVIOR IN A YOUNG GIRL WITH AUTISM

Authors: Cindy NELSON-HEAD| Auburn University, Department of Special Education Rehabilitation and Counseling Auburn, Alabama, USA, Doris ADAMS HILL| Auburn...
Year: 2012, Volume: 13, Number: 3
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the use of a video story-based intervention with self-modeling to decrease spitting behavior in a female pre-school student with autism during an extended school year ser­vices program. An A-B-A-B design was used to demonstrate a functional relation between a video story-based intervention with self-modeling and decreased spitting be­havior. The results showed that spitting behavior de­crea­sed as a result of the video-based in­ter­vention package. The implications of these re­sults will be explored.

Keywords: autism, behavior, single-subject design, story-based interventions, video modeling
A CASE STUDY OF A CHINESE ‘HIKIKOMORIAN’ IN CANADA – THEORIZING THE PROCESS OF HIKIKOMORIZATION

A CASE STUDY OF A CHINESE ‘HIKIKOMORIAN’ IN CANADA – THEORIZING THE PROCESS OF HIKIKOMORIZATION

Authors: Stella Suk-ching CHONG| Hong Kong Institute of Education - Department of Special Education and Counseling, Kar-Mon CHAN| Not affiliated with any Univ...
Year: 2012, Volume: 13, Number: 3
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Abstract

The term ‘hikikomori’ originates from Japan and means ‘acute social withdrawal’. This study intends to investigate into the causes of hikikomori which is increasing worldwide phenomenon. The methodology is a case study approach located in an interpretive paradigm. The data was mainly collected through e-mails with the participant and phone conversations with his mother. The participant was a ‘hiki­ko­morian’ who was invited to investigate his own problem and further to be the co-author of this paper. The literature findings and this case study were then conceptualized into a more wide-ranging framework in compre­hen­ding the process of hikikomorization. The result appears to show that hikikomorization involves three processes: first, a predisposed introverted personality; second, the effects of multiple environmental factors such as family, school and society; and finally, the trigger point, such as the end of schooling or a stressful event. The study offers implications for other hiki­ko­mo­rians in better understanding of their problems and for practitioners working with reclusive ado­lescents and their families.

Keywords: hikikomori, social withdrawal, case study
ACKNOWLEDGING THE WORLD DAY OF AUTISM –APRIL THE 2ND SKOPJE, REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

ACKNOWLEDGING THE WORLD DAY OF AUTISM –APRIL THE 2ND SKOPJE, REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

Authors: Ana PETKOVSKA| A Master’s degree student Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty of Philosophy
Year: 2012, Volume: 13, Number: 3
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Abstract

Following the tradition of acknowledging the International Day of Autism, the Macedonian Scientific Association for Autism this year also organized sports and entertainment gathering. The event was held on April the 1st at 11 o’clock, in the hall “Macedonian Sun”, a part of the Elementary school “11-ti Oktomvri” in Skopje. The gathering was opened by Fariz Selmanovikj, child with autism who for the occasion recited two poems. The introductory speeches were given by the secretary of the City of Skopje, Mrs. Gordana Klincharova, the Director of the Agency for Youth and Sport, mr Lazar Popovski and the President of the Macedonian Scientific Association for Autism (MSAA), Prof. d-r Vladimir Trajkovski. The event was hosted by Rebeka, an artist and a mother of a child with developmental disability.

Keywords: null
FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE STUDENTS FROM THE EDUCATIONAL REHABILITATION ZAGREB 11 TO 13 MAY 2012

FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE STUDENTS FROM THE EDUCATIONAL REHABILITATION ZAGREB 11 TO 13 MAY 2012

Authors: Natasha STANOJKOVSKA-TRAJKOVSKA| University “Ss Cyril and Methodius” Faculty of Philosophy Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation
Year: 2012, Volume: 13, Number: 3
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Abstract

By invitation of the Faculty of Educational Rehabilitation in Zagreb, Croatia, 13 students from first and second cycle of studies from the Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation attended the Fourth International Student Congress of Students of Educational Rehabilitation. The congress was held in the period between 11 and 13 May 2012, under the title "Equal in Diversity” at Borongaj campus in Zagreb. It was organized by the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation at the University of Zagreb and the first year students of this institution. Besides the students from Croatia participated also students from Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. During April and May, 65 students worked under the mentorship of their teachers and associates in the preparation of 46 lectures presented to their colleagues.

Keywords: null
FIRST TRIBUNE REGARDING THE MEANING OF THE IMPACT FACTOR FOR THE MACEDONIAN

FIRST TRIBUNE REGARDING THE MEANING OF THE IMPACT FACTOR FOR THE MACEDONIAN

Authors: Hristina MITREVA
Year: 2012, Volume: 13, Number: 3
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Abstract

On the 25th of June 2012, at the faculty of Philosophy in Skopje was held the first tribune regarding the meaning of the impact factor for the Macedonian science. A tribune of this importance was organised for the first time in our country and it is why it attracted the attention and interest of meaningful number of visitors, even despite the high temperatures and summer holidays. The people that were present had the chance to listen and learn useful information for the impact factor, weaknesses and problems with which the Macedonian journals are facing every day and follow a short presentation to educate young future academic people for correct publication of their own labours in journals.

Keywords: null
INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFICPROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE: "INCLUSIVE EDUCATION-STATUS AND CHALLENGES"

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFICPROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE: "INCLUSIVE EDUCATION-STATUS AND CHALLENGES"

Authors: Goran PETRUSHEV| Association of Special Educators and Rehabilitators of R.Macedonia
Year: 2012, Volume: 13, Number: 3
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Abstract

This conference was realized in the period from 17 to 19 May 2012 in Hotel Sirius in Strumica. The organizers of this conference were, 1. The Association of Special Educators and Rehabilitators of the Republic of Macedonia, 2. The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Macedonia, 3. The Faculty of Philosophy Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation. This conference had three goals, 1. To present developed system of inclusive education, 2. In terms of the stakeholders, to map the current situation in the process of inclusive education in Macedonia, 3. To identify the challenges on which . Macedonia should be focused in order to promote inclusive education for children with special educational needs in preschool, primary and secondary educational institutions. The goals of this meeting were achieved through a series of presentations of papers and fruitful discussions on four topics related to the success of inclusive education.

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DEVIANT BEHAVIOR IN ADOLESCENTS WITH MILD INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

DEVIANT BEHAVIOR IN ADOLESCENTS WITH MILD INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Authors: Emilija GEORGIEVA| Special Primary School "Idnina"-Skopje
Year: 2012, Volume: 13, Number: 3
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Abstract

Modern trends of living and social changes which our country goes under, negatively affect the development and behaviour of young people. Adolescents with intellectual disabilities, as a result of the deficit in their intellectual functioning, are even under greater risk of developing deviant forms of behaviour. The thesis is presented on 136 pages and the document in its structure includes the following chapters: introduction, theoretical approach to the problem for research and research section consisted of three parts: survey methodology, results and discussion, and conclusion and recommendations. The paper also includes list of used literature and articles in the References chapter.

Keywords: null
PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES: STRESS AND SUPPORT

PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES: STRESS AND SUPPORT

Authors: Natasha CHICHEVSKA JOVANOVA| Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty of Philosophy Skopje, Macedonia, Daniela DIMITROVA RADOJICHI...
Year: 2013, Volume: 14, Number: 1
(34 downloads)
Abstract

Parents’ reactions, in the moment when they find out that their child is with developmental disabilities, are absolutely individual. A lot of parents need months, while some of them need years to face the fact that their child is with developmental disabilities. The state and the crises that arise are very hard to be prevented, however they could be overcomed by a good professional help and support. The aim of this research is to examine the stress level that the parents of these children experience as well as the support that they receive by the family and the local community. Thirty one parents of children with intellectual disabilities, cerebral paralysis and visual impairment have been inquired. The questionnaire referred to the way of communication between professionals and parents, the stress level that they experienced because of their child and the support they received from their close family and other family members, their friends and the local community. For parents, the most stressful thing is the moment of finding out their child’s developmental disabilities. The biggest support they receive from their partners and parents.

Keywords: parents of children with develop­men­tal disabilities, stress, help and support
INFLUENCE OF SPECIAL EDUCATORS AND REHABILITATORS’ WORK IN REGULAR SCHOOL ON PEER RELATIONSHIP AMONG STUDENTS WITH DELAYED COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

INFLUENCE OF SPECIAL EDUCATORS AND REHABILITATORS’ WORK IN REGULAR SCHOOL ON PEER RELATIONSHIP AMONG STUDENTS WITH DELAYED COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

Authors: Milena NIKOLIĆ| Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Medina VANTIĆ-TANJIĆ| Faculty of Education and R...
Year: 2013, Volume: 14, Number: 1
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Abstract

The purpose of the research was to see whether work of special educators and rehabilitators in the regular school has a positive influence on peer relationship among students with delayed cognitive development. The accent was on friendship quality, social competence and antisocial behavior. The research comprised 150 students with slow cognitive development, 52 of who have support of special educators and rehabilitators in regular education, while the remaining 98 students are without support. Friendship quality was evaluated applying Friendship Quality Questionnaire. School Social Behavior Scale was used in order to evaluate social competence and antisocial behavior. Differences among the groups were examined by t-test from SPSS 14 Windows software package. The results have shown that students with slow cognitive development having support from special educators and rehabilitators evaluate their friendship more qualitative. Students with delayed cognitive development attending schools without special educators and rehabilitators engaged demonstrate better level of the social competence. As far as antisocial behavior concerns, no differences were found. The results obtained indicate need for redefining the role of special educators and rehabilitators in regular primary education.

Keywords: regular primary education, spe­ci­al educators and rehabilitators, peer rela­tion­ships
PSYCHOSOCIAL INFLUENCE OF HEARING IMPAIRMENT ON THE INTERPERSONAL BEHAVIOR OF YOUTHS WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENT IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA

PSYCHOSOCIAL INFLUENCE OF HEARING IMPAIRMENT ON THE INTERPERSONAL BEHAVIOR OF YOUTHS WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENT IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA

Authors: Osisanya AYO| Department of Special Education University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Adeniyi Sam OLUFEMI| Department of Educational Psychology Federal College...
Year: 2013, Volume: 14, Number: 1
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Abstract

Individuals with hearing impairment are confronted with a lot of problems due to the condition of their disability. This has a negative impact on their social and psychological well-being with multiplying effect on their interpersonal relationship. Therefore, this study investigated the psycho-social influence of hearing impairment on interpersonal behavior of youths with hearing loss.

Keywords: Psychosocial, Hearing impairment, interpersonal behavior
 DEVELOPMENT OF FINE MOTOR COORDINATION AND VISUAL-MOTOR INTEGRATION IN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN

DEVELOPMENT OF FINE MOTOR COORDINATION AND VISUAL-MOTOR INTEGRATION IN PRESCHOOL CHILDREN

Authors: Haris MEMISEVIC | Education and Rehabilitation Center "Mjedenica" Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Selmir HADZIC| Education and Rehabilitation...
Year: 2013, Volume: 14, Number: 1
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Abstract

Fine motor skills are prerequisite for many everyday activities and they are a good predictor of a child's later academic outcome. The goal of the present study was to assess the effects of age on the development of fine motor coordination and visual-motor integration in preschool children. The sample for this study consisted of 276 preschool children from Canton Sara­jevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. We assessed children's motor skills with Beery Visual Motor Integration Test and Lafayette Pegboard Test. Data were analyzed with one-way ANOVA, followed by planned com­parisons between the age groups. We also performed a regression analysis to assess the influence of age and motor coordination on visual-motor integration. The results showed that age has a great effect on the development of fine motor skills. Furthermore, the results indicated that there are possible sensitive periods at preschool age in which the development of fine motor skills is accelerated. Early intervention specialists should make a thorough evaluations of fine motor skills in preschool children and make motor (re)habilitation programs for children at risk of fine motor delays.

Keywords: fine motor development, visual motor integration, preschool children
MEASURING SELF-ESTEEM OF DEAF/HARD OF HEARING COLLEGE STUDENTS

MEASURING SELF-ESTEEM OF DEAF/HARD OF HEARING COLLEGE STUDENTS

Authors: Jin ZHENG| Institute of Educational Science, Zhengzhou Normal University, China. Department of Psychology, Gyeongsang National University, Korea.
Year: 2013, Volume: 14, Number: 1
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Abstract

This study examines Deaf/hard of hearing college students' implicit and explicit self-esteem, with thirty-six 18 to 21 year old (Age ± SD, 19.4±0.9) subjects. Following are the results of this study: Just as hearing students, Deaf/hard of hearing students also have significant implicit self-esteem effect; none of the observed correlations with explicit esteem is significant for either attributive IAT or the affective IAT; Implicit self-esteem of males is higher than that of females; No significant correlation exists between implicit self-esteem and the level of depression. Social comparisons and negative evaluations and attitudes of others always tend to damage explicit self-esteem of Deaf/hard of hearing students. However, positive self-attitude characterizations still exist in their self-schema.

Keywords: Deaf/hard of hearing, implicit self-esteem, self-schema, explicit self esteem
 COMPARISONS OF SELF-EFFICACY  AND HOPE AMONG STUDENTS  WITH AND WITHOUT LEARNING DISABILITIES

COMPARISONS OF SELF-EFFICACY AND HOPE AMONG STUDENTS WITH AND WITHOUT LEARNING DISABILITIES

Authors: Mohammad HOJATI| Department of Education, Sahneh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sahneh, Kermanshah , Iran., Mohammad ABBASI| Department of Education...
Year: 2013, Volume: 14, Number: 1
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Abstract

Learning disability is a life-long condition that can affect academic functioning, everyday life and social life. In multiple areas, academic and other, students with LD often underachieve, and often with pervasive negative consequences. This study compared self-efficacy and hope in 30 elementary school (sixth grade) children with learning disabilities (LD) and 30 their peers without LD. An ex post facto design was used. Statistical population comprised of all students in elementary schools (sixth grade) in, Harsin, Iran, during the 2012-2013 academic year. Students with learning disabilities were randomly selected. The students with LD had been diagnosed by Colorado Learning Difficulties Questionnaire (CLDQ). The students completed the Wechsler Memory Scale, General Self-Efficacy Scale, and Children’s Hope Scale. Data were analyzed using analysis of variance. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS 20) was used for computing descriptive statistics and analysis of variance. Differences were found between the groups on the self-efficacy and hope. The study demon­strated the important role of self-efficacy and hope for students with LD.

Keywords: Self-efficacy, hope, Learning Disabilities, Iran

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