Implementation of evidence based practices for children with developmental disabilities: cross-cultural adaptation of assessment tools and research instruments

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Funding source

Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)

Project Details

Start date: 18/08/2013
End date: 20/08/2015


Children with developmental and neurodevelopmental disorders attend a variety of educational environments from specialized to fully inclusive. Research has found teachers unprepared to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of these children, and documents the importance of evidence based practices to enhance learning and socialization to improve quality of life. In May 2013 The Department of Special Education (DSE) invited Prof Sam Odom, director of Frank Porter Graham Development Institute University of North Carolina (FPG) to hold seminars and discuss possibilities for future collaboration. The long term goal of this project is to promote the use of evidence based practices, enhance learning environments for children with disabilities, especially autism, in Sweden, through cross- cultural collaboration in research, doctoral coursework, joint supervision, and projects within the areas of inclusion, in collaboration with Swedish national agencies and universities. The purpose of present application is to initiate activities in which senior researchers, doctoral student and postgraduate students will participate in international exchanges between FPG and DSE. In particular we plan to: discuss venues for cross-cultural projects; acquire the competence needed to evaluate inclusive learning environments using various instruments, scales and models which we intend to adapt to the Swedish cultural context.

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