Volume 2, Issue 5, October 2014, Page: 87-93
Effectiveness of an Intervention on Verbal Violence among Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Nirit Karni, Department of Special Education, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Received: Aug. 3, 2014;       Accepted: Aug. 18, 2014;       Published: Dec. 19, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsedu.20140205.11      View  2376      Downloads  146
This article focus on verbal violence among students with intellectual disabilities (ID). The purpose of the research was to assess the impact of an intervention program based on the model of the "Cycle of Internalized Learning" (Reiter, 2008), on the reduction of verbal violence and to find out if there are gander differences in the use of verbal violence. The sample consisted of 44 students with ID attending 5 classrooms. Three classrooms were the experimental group (N = 20) and two classes were the comparison group (N = 24). Pre – post method was applied, all participant filled in a bullying questionnaire (Olweus, 1993). The experimental group underwent intervention. The findings revealed that the intervention program was effective in decreasing the use of verbal violence. Concerning gander, there were no significant differences between boys and girls, although the girls had greater tendency to use verbal violence then the boys. The results provide information that contribute to the understanding of patterns of verbal violence among students with ID and in the design of future intervention programs.
Intellectual Disability, Verbal Violence, Intervention Program
To cite this article
Nirit Karni, Effectiveness of an Intervention on Verbal Violence among Students with Intellectual Disabilities, International Journal of Secondary Education. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2014, pp. 87-93. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsedu.20140205.11
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