Title: Peer Interactions among Children with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities during Group Activities
Authors: Nijs, Sara ×
Penne, Anneleen
Vlaskamp, Carla
Maes, Bea #
Issue Date: Jul-2016
Publisher: BILD Publications
Series Title: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities vol:29 issue:4 pages:366-377
Article number: 10.1111/jar.12185
Abstract: Background
Children with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) meet other children with PIMD in day care centres or schools. This study explores the peer-directed behaviours of children with PIMD, the peer interaction-influencing behaviour of the direct support workers and the children's positioning.

Group activities for children with PIMD initiated by a direct support worker were video-recorded. The behaviour and positioning of the children and the behaviour of the direct support workers were coded.

Limited peer-directed behaviour of the children with PIMD and peer interaction-influencing behaviour of the direct support workers are observed. Weak associations were found between the positioning or peer interaction-influencing behaviours and the behaviour of children with PIMD.

Children with PIMD show social interest in each other during group activities. More knowledge is needed to create an environment which facilitates peer-directed behaviours of persons with PIMD.
ISSN: 1360-2322
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Parenting and Special Education
Department of Teacher Training - UC Leuven
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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