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European Journal of Special Needs Education

2011 Volume 26, Number 3

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Number of articles: 7

  1. The Effectiveness of Assistive Technologies for Children with Special Needs: A Review of Research-Based Studies

    Dorit Maor, Jan Currie & Rachel Drewry

    Assistive technologies are often promoted to schools, parents and educators as tools to assist students with special needs by providing a compensatory value, to remediate learning problems and to... More

    pp. 283-298

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  2. Open Access to Living Books on the Internet: A New Chance to Bridge the Linguistic Gap for At-Risk Preschoolers?

    Marianne J. van Dijken, Adriana G. Bus & Maria T. de Jong

    The Dutch website Bereslim (http:// provides digital picture storybooks for three- to seven-year-olds for daily use. The present study investigates whether this new opportunity to ... More

    pp. 299-310

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  3. The Effect of Activity with E-Book on Vocabulary and Story Comprehension: A Comparison between Kindergarteners at Risk of Learning Disabilities and Typically Developing Kindergarteners

    Adina Shamir, Ofra Korat & Inessa Shlafer

    The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effectiveness of e-book activity for vocabulary acquisition and story comprehension among kindergarteners at risk for learning disabilities (... More

    pp. 311-322

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  4. Meal-Maker: A Virtual Meal Preparation Environment for Children with Cerebral Palsy

    Sharon Kirshner, Patrice L. Weiss & Emanuel Tirosh

    Virtual reality (VR) technology enables evaluation and practice of specific skills in a motivating, user-friendly and safe way. The implementation of virtual game environments within clinical... More

    pp. 323-336

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  5. Three-Dimensions vs. Two-Dimensions Intervention Programs: The Effect on the Mediation Level and Behavioural Aspects of Children with Intellectual Disability

    S Eden & M Bezer

    The research examined the effect of an intervention program employing 3D immersive virtual reality (IVR), which focused on the perception of sequential time, on the mediation level and behavioural ... More

    pp. 337-353

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  6. State-of-the-Art of Virtual Reality Technologies for Children on the Autism Spectrum

    Sarah Parsons & Sue Cobb

    In the past decade there has been a rapid advance in the use of virtual reality (VR) technologies for leisure, training and education. VR is argued to offer particular benefits for children on the ... More

    pp. 355-366

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  7. Virtual Friendships and Social Distress among Adolescents with and without Learning Disabilities: The Subtyping Approach

    Adi Sharabi & Malka Margalit

    Many adolescents spend time online, communicating with friends, family members and strangers, and these social activities have been often related with their loneliness experience. The goals of this... More

    pp. 379-394

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