Description of Task Force
This emerging niche area focuses on pedagogical changes for children with disability, which includes research on institutional and systemic issues, as well as teacher characteristics, capacity and teacher education pertaining to children at risk.
List of team members:
List of team members' publications related to the research theme:
- Kenneth Poon Kin Loong
- Magiati, I., Chang, J. Y., Tan, W. J., & Poon, K.
K. (2014). Do non-referred young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and
their caregivers agree when reporting anxiety symptoms? A preliminary
investigation using the Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 8, 546–558.
- Nah, Y. H., & Poon, K. K. (2011). The perception
of social situations by children with autism spectrum disorders. Autism, 15, 185–203.
- Poon, K. K. (2011). The activities and participation
of adolescents with autism spectrum disorders in Singapore: Findings from an
ICF-based instrument. Journal of
Intellectual Disability Research, 55, 790–800.
- Poon, K. K. (2012). Challenging behaviors among
children with autism spectrum disorders and multiple disabilities attending
special schools in Singapore. Research in
Developmental Disabilities, 33, 578–582.
- Poon, K. K. (2013). Parental expectations regarding
post-school social attainments of adolescents with autism spectrum disorders in
Singapore. American Journal of
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 118(2), 95–107.
- Poon, K. K., Koh, L., & Magiati, I. (2013).
Parental perspectives on the importance and likelihood of adult outcomes for
children with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, or multiple
disabilities. Research in Autism Spectrum
Disorders, 7, 382–390.
- Poon, K. K., & Lim, A. K. (2012). Current provision,
recent developments, and future directions for early childhood intervention in
Singapore. Infants and Young Children, 25(4),
- Poon, K. K., Musti-Rao, S., & Wettasinghe, C. M.
(2013). Special education in Singapore: History, trends, and future directions.
Intervention in School and Clinic, 49,
- Poon, K. K., Ooi, N., Bull, R., & Bailey, D. B.
(2014). Psychometric validation of the Family Outcome Survey-Revised in
Singapore. Research in Developmental
Disabilities, 35(7), 1534–1543.
- Poon, K. K., Soon, S., Wong, M. E., Kaur, S., Khaw,
J., Ng, Z., & Tan, C. S. (2012). What is school like? Perspectives of
Singaporean youth with high functioning autism spectrum disorders. International Journal of Inclusive
- Poon, K. K., Watson, L. R., Baranek, G. T., & Poe,
M. (2011). How joint attention, imitation, and object play behaviours in infancy
predict later communication and intellectual functioning in autism spectrum
disorders? Journal of Autism and
Developmental Disorders, 41, 1–12.
- Wong, M. E., Poon, K. K., Kaur, S. & Ng, Z. J. (in
press). Parental perspectives and challenges in inclusive education in
Singapore secondary schools. Asia Pacific
Journal of Education, 1–14.
- Li Jen-Yi
- Chia, N. K. H., & Li, J. (2012). Design of a generic questionnaire for reflective evaluation of a virtual reality-based intervention using virtual dolphins for children with autism. International Journal of Special Education, 27(3), 45–53.
- Li, J. (2010). Integrating self-determination instruction for youth with reading/learning disabilities. Journal of Reading and Literacy, 2, 83–91.
- Li, J. (2014). American secondary special educators’ interagency collaboration in the transition practices. Bulletin of Educational Research, 60(2), 41–76.
- Li, J., & Chong, J. Y. (2012). Social skills of children with special needs with and without additional mainstream kindergarten in Singapore.Journal of Reading and Literacy, 3, 43–75.
- Li, J., & Goh, L. L. (2011). The role of self-efficacy on job readiness and career choices among people with intellectual disability in Singapore. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 120–138.
- Lin, T., Li, J., Deng, F., & Lee, L. (2013). Understanding new media literacy: An explorative theoretical framework. Journal of EducationTechnology & Society, 16(4), 160–170.
- Li, J., & Wang, L. (2012). Integrated bilingual special education. Journal of Reading and Literacy, 3, 24–39.
- Li, J., & Tzuo, P. (2010). The mediational style of caregivers/teachers on nurturing children to become continuous learners in literacy. Journal of Reading and Literacy, 2, 10–21.
- Lin, T. B., Wang, L. Y., Li, J. Y., & Chang, C. M. (2013). Pursuing quality education: The lessons from the education reform in Taiwan. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher (SSCI), 1–22. doi:10.1007/s40299-013-0135-4
- Tzuo, P., & Li, J. (2010). Creating new spaces to incorporate childcenteredness and postmodernism in classroom practices.Tunghai Educational Review, 5, 33–65.
- Maureen Frances Neihart
- Kiing, J., & Neihart, M. (2010). Screening for
developmental delays in young children: How useful is the PEDS? In Chinese
Medical Society (Ed.) 19th World Congress
of the Int'l Assn for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & Allied
Professions AND 6th Congress of Asian Society of Child & Adolescent
Psychiatry & Allied Professions. Beijing, China: Chinese Medical
- Kiing, J., Neihart, M., Chan, Y. H., & Low, P. S.
(2012). Interpreting parents' concerns about their children's development with
the parent's evaluation of developmental status: Culture matters. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral
Pediatrics, 33(2), 1–5.
- Neihart, M. (1998). Gifted children with asperger's
syndrome. In National Association for Gifted Children (Ed.) The annual conference of the national
association for gifted children. Louisville, KN: National Association for
- Neihart, M. (2009). Digging for gold: Gifted children
with autism spectrum disorders. In K. Poon (Ed.), Educating students with autism spectrum disorders: Making school
meaningful. Singapore: Prentice Hall.
- Neihart, M. (2001). Teaching gifted students with
Asperger's Syndrome. In F. Rainey & S. Baum (Ed.), Perspectives in gifted education: Twice exceptional children (pp.
CO: University of Denver.
- Neihart, M. (2000). Gifted children with Asperger's
Syndrome. Gifted Child Quarterly, 44,
- Neihart, M. (2003, April). Helping multiexceptional students succeed. Paper presented at
Annual State Conference of the Montana Association for Gifted and Talented
Education, Billings, United States.
- Neihart, M. (2004, February). Helping multiexceptional students succeed. Paper presented at
Annual Conference for the Illinois Association for Gifted Children, Chicago, IL.
- Neihart, M. (2004, June). Helping multiexceptional students succeed: What works? Paper
presented at 18th International Conference on the Autonomous Learner Model,
Estes Park, United States.
- Neihart, M. (2004, September). Helping asperger students succeed: What works? Paper presented at
Annual Texas State Conference on Autism, Corpus Christi.
- Neihart, M. (2011). Anxiety, depression and
resilience. In T. L. Cross & J. R. Cross, (Eds.), Handbook for counselors
serving students with gifts and talents (pp. 615–630). Waco: Prufrock Press.
- Neihart, M., & Poon, K. (2009). Gifted children with autism spectrum
disorders. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.
- Wong, M. L., Neihart, M. F., & Tan, L. S. (2008).
Teaching gifted students with disabilities. In S. K. Wright, L. G. Cohen, &
K. K. Poon (Eds.), Special Education:
Perspectives and practices (pp. 130–139). Singapore: Pearson.
- Yeo, L. S., Neihart, M., Tang, H. N., Chong, W. H., &
Huan, V. S. (2011). An inclusion initiative in Singapore for preschool children
with special needs. Asia Pacific Journal
of Education, 31(2), 143–158.
- Rebecca Bull
- Bull, R. (2008). Deafness, numerical cognition, and
mathematics. In M. Marschark & P. Hauser (Eds.), Deaf cognition: Foundations and outcomes. New York, NY: Oxford.
- Bull, R., Blatto-Vallee, G., & Fabich, M. (2006). Subitizing,
magnitude representation, and magnitude retrieval in deaf and hearing adults. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education,
- Bull, R., Marschark, M., & Blatto-Vallee, G.
(2005). SNARC hunting: Examining number representation in deaf students. Learning and Individual Differences, 15,
- Bull, R., Marschark, M., Sapere, P., Davidson, W,
Murphy, D., & Nordmann, E. (2011). Numerical estimation in deaf and hearing
adults. Learning and Individual
Differences, 21, 453–457.
- Marschark, M., Bull, R., Sapere, P., Nordmann, E.,
Skene, W. A., Lukomski, J., & Lumsden, S. (2012). Do you see what I see?
School perspectives of deaf children, hearing children, and their parents. European Journal of Special Needs Education,
- Beth O’Brien
- O’Brien, B. A., Wolf, M., & Lovett, M. W. (2012). A
taxometric investigation of developmental dyslexia subtypes. Dyslexia, 18, 16–39.
- O’Brien, B. A., Van Orden, G. & Pennington, B. F.
(2013). Do dyslexics misread a ROWS as a ROSE? Reading & Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 26(3), 381–402.
- Anuradha Salil Kumar Dutt
- Bachmeyer, M. H., Wacker, D. P., Cooper-Brown, L. J., Bassingthwaite,
B. J., & Dutt, A. (2010). An evaluation of motivating operations in the treatment
of food refusal. Journal of Applied
- Dutt, A. S. Functional behavioral assessment and classroom management.
In W.S. Leong, Y. Cheng, & K. Tan, Developing
assessment literacy: Working in Singaporean classrooms/schools. Singapore:
- Dutt, A., Chen, I., & Nair, R. Reliability
and validity of skills and needs inventories in functional behavior assessments
and interventions for school personnel.
Journal of Special Education.
- Dutt, A., Berg, W. K., Wacker, D. P., Ringdahl, J. E., Yang, L.,
Vinquist, K., & Zaman, M. (2014). The effects of skill training on
preference for children with severe intellectual and physical disabilities. Journal of Developmental and Physical
- Dutt, A.S., & Kit, P.L. (in press). Cross-Cultural considerations
with Asian Indian American clients: A perspective on psychological assessment.
In L. Benuto, N. S. Thaler, & B. Leany (Eds.), Guide to Psychological
Assessment with Asian Americans. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
- Dutt, A., Ringdahl, J. E., Berg, W.K., & Wacker, D. P. (2012). A practitioner's
guide on conducting preference assessments with individuals with severe to
profound multiple disabilities. Intellectual
and Developmental Disabilities.
- Falcomata, T. S., Northup, J. A., Dutt, A. S.,
Stricker J. S., Vinquist, K.V., & Engebretson, B. J. (2008). A preliminary
analysis of instructional control in the maintenance of appropriate behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 41, 429–434.
- Falcomata, T. S., Wacker, D. P., Ringdahl, J.
E., Vinquist, K., & Dutt, A. (2013). An evaluation of mand generalization
and a stimulus control training procedure during functional communication
training. Journal of Applied Behavior
Analysis, 46, 444–454.
- Ringdahl, J. E., Falcomata, T. S., Christensen,
T. J., Bass-Ringdahl, S., Lentz, A., Dutt, A. S., & Schuh-Claus, J. (2009).
Evaluation of a pre-treatment assessment to select mand topographies for
functional communication training. Research
in Developmental Disabilities, 30,
- Romani, P., Ringdahl, J. E., Vinquist, K. M.,
Dutt, A., Suess, A., Whittington, H. et al. (in press). Prompt density, rate of
reinforecement, and the persistence of manding. The Psychological Record.
- Ailsa Goh Ee Ping
- Bambara, L. M., Goh, A., Kern, L., &
Caskie, G. I. L. (2012). Perceived barriers and enablers to implementing
individualized positive behavior interventions and supports in school settings.
Journal of Positive Behavior
Interventions, 14, 228–240. doi: 10.1177/1098300712437219
- Goh, A., & Bambara, L. M. (2012). Individualized
positive behavior support in school settings: A meta-analysis. Remedial and Special Education, 33, 271–286. doi:
- Goh, A., & Bambara, L. M. (2013). Video
self-modeling: A job skills intervention with individuals with intellectual
disabilities in employment settings. Education
and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 48, 103–119.
List of projects from this research group: