Self-perceptions in children with probable developmental coordination disorder with and without overweight
Conclusions and implicationsOverweight has an additional negative impact on perceived social acceptance in children with pDCD. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - February 9, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Tensions experienced by employment support professionals when seeking meaningful employment for persons with developmental disabilities
ConclusionsOur study highlights some of the tensions experienced by employment support professionals when they work with employers considering employing persons with developmental disabilities. This information can be used to help employment support professionals, and others, target approaches and supports aimed at building employers’ capacity to support meaningful employment for people with developmental disabilities. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - February 9, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Partnership with social care professionals as a context for promoting self-determination among people with intellectual disabilities
ConclusionThe partnership between people with intellectual disabilities and professionals seems to be the most effective type of relationship in order to support the self-determination of people with intellectual disabilities.This paper provides a fresh perspective on the role played by people with intellectual disabilities in their relationships with social care professionals. By engaging people with intellectual disabilities as partners in fostering self-determination, social care professionals can encourage social participation and feelings of empowerment. Relationships based on partnership offer people with intellectua...
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - February 9, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Recruitment settings, delivery contexts, intervention techniques and outcomes of health promotion programmes for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A systematic review
ConclusionsThis review indicates that physical activity and dietary interventions in people with IDD may lead to lifestyle changes, however more robust evidence is required. Educational settings are conducive, with settings beyond schools requiring further consideration. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - February 7, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Lack of implicit visual perspective taking in adult males with autism spectrum disorders
Conclusions and implicationsThe results indicate the possibility that people with ASD may rely on a different strategy than neurotypical adults in completing a first-level VPT task. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - February 6, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Peer’s pragmatic language outcomes following a peer-mediated intervention for children with autism: A randomised controlled trial
This study evaluated the pragmatic language outcomes for typically-developing (TD) playmates who participated in a peer-mediated intervention for children with autism.MethodsDyads (child with autism and TD-playmate; n = 71) were randomised to a treatment-first or waitlisted-first comparison group. Dyads attended 10 clinic play-sessions with a therapist and parents mediated home-practice. The Pragmatics Observational Measure 2nd edition (POM-2), and Social Emotional Evaluation (SEE) evaluated pragmatics before, after and 3-months following the intervention.ResultsChanges in both outcomes measures were equivalent for int...
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - February 6, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: March 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 98Author(s): (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - February 4, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Self-care in caregivers of children with FASD: How do caregivers care for themselves, and what are the benefits and obstacles for doing so?
ConclusionsCaregivers use a variety of strategies and face significant obstacles in self-care. Confidence in self-care may be associated with lower stress and greater satisfaction in the parenting role. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - February 1, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Relationship between brain structure and Cerebral Visual Impairment in children with Cerebral Palsy: A systematic review
Conclusions and implicationsThe overall level of evidence correlating different patterns of CVI and CP (based on GMFCS, motor type and distribution) and MRI was low. Further studies utilising advances in MRI are needed to understand brain reorganisation and patterns of CVI and suggest rehabilitation therapy inclusive of vision. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - January 29, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research

The synergistic effect of poor motor coordination, gender and age on self-concept in children: A longitudinal analysis
ConclusionsAge intensifies disparities in self held athletic, physical and academic perceptions attributable to differences in gender and rDCD status, however, differences in these domains appear to be independent of children’s overall views of themselves. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - January 25, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research

An eHealth insomnia intervention for children with neurodevelopmental disorders: Results of a usability study
Conclusions and implicationsResults support a largely transdiagnostic approach to treating sleep in children with NDD, and will inform the development of BNBD for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders (BNBD-NDD). (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - January 25, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Response shaping to improve food acceptance for children with autism: Effects of small and large food sets
ConclusionsPractitioners should consider use of less restrictive or intrusive interventions to promote food acceptance and the use of larger sets of foods, modified to include fewer foods in the case of poor response to intervention. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - January 25, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research

A mediation model of parental stress, parenting, and risk factors in families having children with mild intellectual disability
Publication date: March 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 98Author(s): Yael Barak-Levy, Na'ama Atzaba-PoriaAbstractIn accordance with the determinant of parenting model (Belsky, 1984), a conceptual model is proposed in which parental stress mediates the links between child, proximal, and distal risk factors and parental behavior. Participants were 156 families with children aged 4–7 years (M = 5.64 years, SD = 0.62; 59 % boys); research group: 75 two-parent families having children with mild intellectual disability (MID); control group: 81 two-parent families with typically developed ...
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - January 23, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: February 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 97Author(s): (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - January 22, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research

The moderating role of teacher-student relationships on the association between peer victimization and depression in students with intellectual disabilities
ConclusionsStudents with ID are at increased risk of developing depressive symptoms when exposed to negative social relationships (i.e., peer victimization or TSR conflict). For these students, the benefits of TSR warmth were far less important than the consequences of conflict. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - January 17, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research

A systematic review of coping strategies in parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
ConclusionsThis review underlines the importance of further exploring coping mechanisms of parents of children with ADHD in order to promote positive coping strategies for parents of children with ADHD, and to help such parents to identify people who can support them. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - January 13, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Combined action observation and motor imagery facilitates visuomotor adaptation in children with developmental coordination disorder
In this study, we examined the benefits of a combined action observation and motor imagery (AO + MI) intervention designed to alleviate deficits in internal modelling and improve eye-hand coordination during a visuomotor rotation task. Twenty children with DCD were randomly assigned to either an AO + MI group (who watched a video of a performer completing the task whilst simultaneously imagining the kinaesthetic sensations associated with action execution) or a control group (who watched unrelated videos involving no motor content). Each group then attempted to learn a 90° visuomotor rotation while measurements...
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - January 7, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Factor analysis of the children’s sleep habits questionnaire among preschool children with autism spectrum disorder
ConclusionsThe proposed CSHQ five-factor model may be useful in future studies of sleep problems in young children with ASD. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - January 3, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Persistent handwriting problems are hard to predict: A longitudinal study of the development of handwriting in primary school
ConclusionsQuality and speed of handwriting after one year of tuition is not sufficiently predictive for distinguishing between transient insufficient handwriting and persistent handwriting problems three years later. Practitioners should hold back when referring children for remedial teaching. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - January 1, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research

The relationship between neuroimaging and motor outcome in children with cerebral palsy: A systematic review—Part B diffusion imaging and tractography
ConclusionsThis review underlines the importance of both the motor and somatosensory tracts for upper limb sensorimotor function in unilateral CP. However, the exact contribution of each tract requires further exploration. In addition, research on the relevance of non-motor pathways is warranted, as well as studies including other types of CP. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - January 1, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Applications of within-stimulus errorless learning methods for teaching discrimination skills to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A systematic review
Publication date: February 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 97Author(s): Victoria A. Markham, Aimee F. Giles, Gareth Roderique-Davies, Victoria Adshead, Georgia Tamiaki, Richard J. MayAbstractErrorless learning is an instructional strategy used widely with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The present systematic review aims to update the literature on the application of ‘within-stimulus’ errorless procedures. The protocol was registered with PROSPERO (CRD42018118385). Twenty-eight articles including 283 participants met the operationally defined inclusion cr...
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - January 1, 2020 Category: Disability Source Type: research

The best possible start: A qualitative study on the experiences of parents of young children with or at risk for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
ConclusionsParents appreciated and endorsed the importance of EI with its provision of individualized, family-centered supports and resources. Examination of the gaps and unmet needs that are common and distinct underscore the importance of an FASD-informed approach to EI. Study findings provide insight into areas for which EI enhancements could be developed in order to tailor supports for the complex needs of this diverse population of children and parents. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - December 27, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

The role of ADHD symptoms in the relationship between academic achievement and psychopathological symptoms
Conclusions and implicationsADHD symptoms play an important role in explaining the relationship between academic achievement and psychopathological symptoms in elementary school children. The nature and size of this role depend on the exact constructs under study. We discuss implications for the support of children with learning problems, ADHD, and/or psychopathological problems. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - December 27, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

School participation: The shared perspectives of parents and educators of primary school students on the autism spectrum
ConclusionsFindings from this study highlight that students aged between 6 and 11 years experience school participation restrictions due to a range of intrinsic (e.g., sense of self and school belonging) and extrinsic factors (e.g., school culture, educator knowledge and skills). It is imperative school based interventions are developed and implemented in the early primary years, that not only target students’ skills, but the range of environmental enablers and barriers impacting student school participation. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - December 26, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Communication difficulties in adults with Intellectual Disability: Results from a national cross-sectional study
Conclusions and implicationsCommunication difficulties are prevalent in adults with ID and are influenced by complex factors. Interventions to enhance interaction and quality of life of individuals with ID should consider communication opportunities, needs, and barriers. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - December 26, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

A thematic synthesis of siblings' lived experiences of autism: Distress, responsibilities, compassion and connection
Conclusions and implicationsA narrative of love and empathy was present throughout. However, several participants also experienced significant difficulties affecting their mental health. Findings suggest a sense of agency, understanding ASC, time spent alone with parents, supportive environments and the chance to relate to other siblings as protective factors in facilitating positive psychological wellbeing for siblings of autistic people. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - December 26, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

In their own words, in their own photos: Adolescent females’ siblinghood experiences, needs and perspectives growing up with a preverbal autistic brother or sister
Publication date: February 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 97Author(s): Georgia Pavlopoulou, Dagmara DimitriouAbstractThus far very little research has focused on siblings in early adolescent years growing up with an autistic sibling. Adopting a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach, 11 typically developing sisters actively collaborated in the study to collect and analyse data as well as disseminate their experiences, needs and perspectives in their local communities. This is the first study to use a modified Photovoice methodology which provided typically developing sisters an a...
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - December 26, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Sleep is atypical across neurodevelopmental disorders in infants and toddlers: A cross-syndrome study
Publication date: February 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 97Author(s): Dean D'Souza, Hana D’Souza, Klára Horváth, Kim Plunkett, Annette Karmiloff-SmithAbstractThis cross-syndrome study focuses on sleep and its relationship with language development. Children with neurodevelopmental disorders present with language delay. Typical language development is constrained by numerous factors including sleep. Sleep is often disrupted in adolescents/adults with neurodevelopmental disorders. We therefore hypothesised that sleep may be disrupted, and correlate with language development, i...
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - December 26, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Interventions to improve sleep for individuals with Angelman syndrome: A systematic review
ConclusionThis review found provisional evidence but weak evidence for the effectiveness of behavioral interventions, and mixed outcomes for the effectiveness of Melatonin for the treatment of sleep problems in AS. All 10 studies only achieved a suggestive level of certainty, therefore, further high-quality research is needed to evaluate interventions for the treatment of sleep problems in this population. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - December 26, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Teenage predictors of participation of adults with cerebral palsy in domestic life and interpersonal relationships: A 13-year follow-up study
Conclusions and implicationsEnvironmental and personal factors, gross motor capacity and teenage participation were predictors of participation of adults with CP. These factors help identify subgroups at risk for suboptimal adult participation and provide targets for rehabilitation. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - December 20, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

The impact of sensory processing on executive and cognitive functions in children with autism spectrum disorder in the school context
Conclusions and implicationsFuture research should investigate whether adequate sensory interventions in children with ASD in the school context can improve these specific executive and cognitive functions. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - December 18, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Do children with dyslexia present a handwriting deficit? Impact of word orthographic and graphic complexity on handwriting and spelling performance
Publication date: February 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 97Author(s): Claire Gosse, Marie Van ReybroeckAbstractSeveral studies have demonstrated that children with dyslexia frequently show poor and slow handwriting skills. It is not clear whether these difficulties are a consequence of their spelling deficit or if they arise from graphomotor difficulties. The present study aims to test the hypothesis of the presence of handwriting difficulties in dyslexia, through the investigation of the impact of graphic and orthographic complexity of words on writing. Participants were all monolingual French...
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - December 13, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Social Behaviors of Children with ASD during Play with Siblings and Parents: Parental Perceptions
Conclusions and implicationsChildren with ASD appear to display different interactional behaviors depending upon their play partners within the family unit. This study could be used to inform researchers of different interaction strategies which may be useful in creating interventions. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - December 13, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Sleep disorders in children with Angelman and Smith-Magenis syndromes: The assessment of potential causes of disrupted settling and night time waking
Publication date: February 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 97Author(s): Georgie Agar, Chris Oliver, Jayne Trickett, Lucy Licence, Caroline RichardsAbstractBackgroundSleep problems are common in Smith-Magenis (SMS) and Angelman syndromes (AS). Effectiveness of interventions depends on appropriate assessment, complicated by compromised self-report and health and behaviour difficulties. Studying settling and waking in these syndromes could inform assessment.AimsTo describe settling and waking behaviours in children at high-risk of sleep and health problems, using direct observation.Methods and proce...
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - December 13, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Caregiving of offspring with intellectual developmental disabilities in Israeli Jewish and Arab households: Financial and psychosocial differences
ConclusionsFindings are discussed regarding research and practice. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - December 12, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Evaluation of speed-accuracy trade-off in a computer task to identify motor difficulties in individuals with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - A cross-sectional study
ConclusionThese results show that the TD and DMD did not differ in the higher ID, therefore it can be concluded that for those with DMD, motor performance is more affected by speed than accuracy of movement. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - December 10, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Multi-Source Interference Task paradigm to enhance automatic and controlled processes in ADHD
Conclusions and implicationsThis study demonstrated that children with ADHD exhibit a deficit both in automatic and controlled processes. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - December 6, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Exploring the autistic and police perspectives of the custody process through a participative walkthrough
Conclusions and implicationsAdjustments are needed to the custody process and environment to support interactions between autistic individuals and officers and improve the overall wellbeing of autistic individuals. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - December 5, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Academic self-concept and sense of school belonging of adolescent siblings of autistic children
Conclusions and implicationsAutism siblings reported poorer school-related outcomes and increased behavioural difficulties relative to siblings of non-autistic children. There was wide variation in autism siblings’ outcomes, highlighting the importance of taking an individualised and contextualised approach to understanding the varying needs of autism siblings. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - December 3, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Comparison of the K-WISC-IV profiles of boys with autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
ConclusionThe WISC-IV profiles might help distinguishing between the cognitive characteristics of ASD and ADHD boys. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - December 3, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Providers’ perspectives on factors complicating the culturally sensitive care of individuals with intellectual disabilities
Conclusions and implicationsIn addition to the complicating factors previously identified for other forms of culturally sensitive healthcare, we identified novel complicating factors for the care of individuals with ID. Future research should investigate how these complicating factors could be overcome. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - December 1, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Reduced deficits observed in children and adolescents with developmental language disorder using proper nonverbalizable span tasks
ConclusionsThese results indicate that both verbal and nonverbal storage and processing capacity are largely modulated by age, suggesting that the children with DLD show virtually intact nonverbal working memory capacity as they reach adolescence. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - November 30, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Examining the relationships of parental stress, family support and family quality of life: A structural equation modeling approach
ConclusionResources should be devoted to establishing a family support system that promotes FQOL and buffers parental stress for families of children with ASD. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - November 28, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Frequency coupling of low and high frequencies in the EEG of ADHD children and adolescents in closed and open eyes conditions
Publication date: January 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 96Author(s): Elena I. Rodríguez-Martínez, Brenda Y. Angulo-Ruiz, Antonio Arjona-Valladares, Miguel Rufo, Jaime Gómez-González, Carlos M. GómezAbstractThe present report examines the possible differences in absolute Power Spectral Density (PSD), the topography of brain rhythms, and low frequency (delta and theta) vs. beta PSD when attention deficit disorder (ADHD) children and controls are compared. These results would potentially be useful to test the validity of the developmental lag and differential dev...
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - November 27, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Using accelerometry for measurement of motor behavior in children: Relationship of real-world movement to standardized evaluation
ConclusionsOur findings suggest a relationship between real-world movement and clinical evaluation. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - November 27, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

The quality of the relationship between typically developing children and their siblings with and without intellectual disability: Insights from children's drawings
Publication date: January 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 96Author(s): Anat Zaidman-Zait, Miri Yechezkiely, Dafna RegevAbstractThe current study examined the relationships of typically developing (TD) children with siblings with and without intellectual disabilities (ID), as expressed in TD children's drawings and questionnaires answered by TD children and their mothers. It also examined group differences in the sibling relationships, as well as the associations between having a sibling with or without ID and sibling relationships, and TD children's social-emotional adjustment. Participants were ...
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - November 27, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Perspectives about adult sibling relationships: A dyadic analysis of siblings with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities
Publication date: January 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 96Author(s): Zachary Rossetti, Chung eun Lee, Meghan Burke, Sarah HallAbstractMost siblings of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) report positive sibling relationships. However, extant research often only examines the perspective of the nondisabled sibling; it is unclear whether siblings with IDD report close sibling relationships. Thus, the aim of this study was to understand adult sibling relationships from the perspectives of both siblings with and without IDD. Using dyadic interviews, we examined the per...
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - November 27, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Interference in geometry among people who are blind
Publication date: January 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 96Author(s): Reuven Babai, Orly LahavAbstractBackgroundGeometry, a central branch of mathematics, is challenging for schoolchildren. Studies have shown that, when comparing perimeters of geometrical shapes, many sighted participants experience interference from the area variable, possibly stemming from the visual differences between the geometrical shapes. Accordingly, we hypothesized that such interference would not be observed in participants who are blind, who use the tactile modality to detect the properties of shapes.MethodsThirty par...
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - November 27, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

Using administrative data to examine variables affecting the mental health of siblings of children who have a developmental disability
ConclusionsType of developmental disability, and characteristics of the non-disabled sibling and their family are associated with mental health outcomes of siblings of children with a DD. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - November 21, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research

The narrative coherence of witness transcripts in children on the autism spectrum
Conclusions and ImplicationsThese findings suggest that the narrative coherence of autistic children’s witness accounts is equivalent to TD peers of comparable age and ability. (Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities)
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - November 21, 2019 Category: Disability Source Type: research