#JRTDD into ResearchGate

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It is my pleasure to announce that #JRTDD articles are included into very popular ResearchGate network. With this they become more visible to the scientific community.

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Gender Differences in the Effects of Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Nikolina KENIG1,
Drashko KOSTOVSKI2

1Institute of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy,
Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia
2International Planned Parenthood Federation,
European Network, Brussels, Belgium
E-mail: ninakenig@yahoo.com
Received: 27-March-2019
Revised: 02-May-2019
Accepted: 18-June-2019
Online first: 19-June-2019

Abstract

Objectives: The model of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is intended to support young people in acquiring information and developing skills and attitudes that should improve their reproductive and sexual health. The objective of this research was to assess the effectiveness of the implemented model through the progress made by participating students. It was expected that they should improve both their knowledge and attitudes regarding sexuality.

Method: In study 1, the evaluation of the effectiveness of the program was conducted by comparing pre-test and post-test measures on assessment test and attitude scale for assessing acceptance of values underlying CSE. Participants were 154 adolescents (113 female and 41 male) who attended CSE workshops. Study 2 was based on thematic analysis of qualitative data from 24 participants who provided insights in their perceptions of the CSE training.

Results: Findings show that progress has been made regarding all components that define the program. The two-way ANOVA analysis of post-test results for the acquired knowledge revealed an interaction between participants’ gender and regularity of attendance (Fsex*att(1,152)=6.72, p<0.05) accompanied by the main effect of their sex (Fsex (1,152)=9.10, p<0.01). The exploration of qualitative data suggested that, while boys see the information on protecting sexual and reproductive health useful, the other themes (gender equality and sexual diversity) make them uneasy.

Conclusions: It is concluded that the model needs to be improved in terms of making it more attractive for boys, who experience difficulties in accepting the discourse that is intended to emancipate them from rigid adherence to heteronormativity.

Key words: Comprehensive sexuality education, Gender-binary, Adolescents

 

Citation: Kenig, N., Kostovski, D. Gender Differences in the Effects of Comprehensive Sexuality Education. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities. https://doi.org/10.26407/2019jrtdd.1.16

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Effect of Use of Instructional Materials on Self-Help Skills of Children with Intellectual Disabilities in Abuja School for The Handicapped, Abuja, Nigeria

Rufus Olanrewaju ADEBISI1,
Jummai E. JERRY2

1Department of Communication & Behaviour Disorders,
Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo State, Nigeria
2Department of Special Education, Faculty of Education,
Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria
E-mail: aderufus2@gmail.com
Received: 27-March-2019
Revised: 29-April-2019
Accepted: 10-May-2019
Online first: 13-May-2019

Abstract

Introduction: One role of special education is to increase the functional independence of children receiving services. Practitioners have used systematic instruction to teach academic, social, self-help, recreation/leisure, and vocational skills to different categories of children.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to ascertain the nature of self-help skills of children with intellectual disabilities and to determine the efficacy of instructional materials employed to teach self-help skills to children with intellectual disabilities.

Methods: Using descriptive statistics to analyse the research questions. The researchers purposively and conveniently assigned eight (8) children as participants, diagnosed with intellectual disabilities and have identified deficits in either personal care and hygiene such as teeth brushing, dressing and cleaning of drooling, as identified by the teachers, with three sets of instruments: Ihenacho Cognitive Domain Measurement Profile (ICDMP) and Collection of Materials for Self-Help Skills (CMSKS) to collect data.

Results: The results revealed that there was significant improvement in the ability to use a toothbrush in brushing teeth of the children in the second group and improvement in the experimental group using a toothbrush, the ability to use a handkerchief to clean drooling and ability to use detergent to wash clothes of the children in the second group and improvement in the experimental group using detergent.

Conclusion: The study recommended that teachers and caregivers of children with intellectual disabilities should help in the acquisition of hygiene protection skills and behaviour through training.

Key words: Intellectual Disabilities, Self-Help Skill, Instructional Materials, Self-Management skills, Independence

 

Citation: Adebisi, OR., Jerry, EJ. Effect of Use of Instructional Materials on Self-Help Skills of Children with Intellectual Disabilities in Abuja School for The Handicapped, Abuja, Nigeria. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities. https://doi.org/10.26407/2019jrtdd.1.15

Corresponding address:
Rufus Olanrewaju ADEBISI
Department of Communication & Behaviour Disorders,
Federal College of Education (Special) P.M.B. 1089, Oyo. Oyo State, Nigeria.
E-mail: aderufus2@gmail.com

#JRTDD has been indexed in Sciencegate

Dear colleagues,

One more indexing for today of #JRTDD into Sciencegate.

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#JRTDD has been indexed into TDNet

Dear readers,

We want to inform you that JRTDD has been updated into TDNet knowledgebase from Israel.

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#JRTDD has been indexed in Finish database

Dear colleagues,

Today we have another one indexing into Finish data base JUFO Portal.

What is JUFO portal?

The JUFO Portal brings the information services of Publication Forum together in one place.

In the Portal, you can:

  • perform searches
  • create your own journal lists
  • suggest new publication channels
  • propose a higher or lower level for a publication channel
  • suggest a correction to the metadata of a publication channel

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#JRTDD has been indexed into EuroPub

Dear readers,

We are glad to announce you that our #JRTDD has been indexed into EuroPub database on May 11th 2019. Its indexing is growing up from day to day.

What is EuroPub?

EuroPub is a comprehensive, multipurpose database covering scholarly literature, with indexed records from active, authoritative journals, and indexes articles from journals all over the world. The result is an exhaustive database that assists research in every field. Easy access to a vast database at one place, reduces searching and data reviewing time considerably and helps authors in preparing new articles to a great extent. EuroPub aims at increasing the visibility of open access scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.

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JRTDD online 1 year with you!

Dear readers,

I want to announce that today May 4th we are celеbrating one year JRTDD online together with you. It is our first birthday. I hope that we have satisfied your tastes. Let’s see JRTDD statistics through numbers.

  • 14 new articles has been published in two separate issues for 2018,
  • Authors from 9 countries: The Netherlands, India, Brazil, Poland, Taiwan, USA, Ireland, Russia, and Macedonia,
  • Around 80.000 page visits,
  • Rejection rate 50%,
  • Most read article A COMPARISON BETWEEN ELECTRONIC AND PRINTED JOURNALS  400 times,
  • Most downloaded article Effectiveness of reattach therapy in management of emotional dysregulation with OCPD, PTSD, anxiety and stress in young adults with   PDF (106 downloads)
  • Around 100.000 emails sent to potential authors, reviewers, in between editorial office
  • Journal is indexed in 8 databases,
  • Several hundreds of posts on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and this blog.

Here I would like to thanks to our publishers ReAttach International Foundation Drs. Paula Weerkamp Bartholemeus and Mr. Frederik Weerkamp for their investment and trust in editorial team, Mr. Gjorgji Pop Gjorgjiev our web administrator for thousands hours spent on our web site JRTDD online, Ms. Andrea Ivanovska our technical secretary, and all authors, editorial members and reviewers who contributed to first two issues.

Cheers

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JRTDD indexed into CORE

Dear readers,

I want to inform you that our jouinral JRTDD is already indexed into CORE.

“CORE has supported the Open Access Button in connecting researchers and the public with the research they need. CORE facilitates access to the results of millions of research papers, a crucial function in the Open Access movement:”.

Joe Mcarthur and David Carroll, Founders of the Open Access Button
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