International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education

International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education (INT-JECSE) is an online, open-access, scholarly, peer-reviewed journal offering scholarly articles on various issues of young children with special needs (0-8 age) and their families.

Year: 2017 Volume: 9 Number: 2

From the editors,

From the editors,

Volume 9, Issue 2, December 2017

Dear INT-JECSE readers and contributors, 
We are excited to be with you with the second issue of ninth volume of the INT-JECSE.  We would like to extend our appreciations to all who contributes by submitting or reviewing manuscripts or have been readers of the INT-JECSE. In our second issue of the ninth year, you will find five articles on various topics of young children with special needs and their families or professionals. 
The first article written by Nimet Bülbin Sucuoğlu, Hatice Bayraklı, Fadime İşcen Karasu, and Şeyda Demir entitled as "The Preschool Classroom Management and Inclusion in Turkey" in which they evaluated classroom management of preschool teachers by using the data collected from 147 teachers who have and do not have children with disabilities in their classrooms. They found that the frequency and usefulness scores regarding the management strategies of the teachers who have and do not have children with disabilities in their classrooms are similar, except for the fact that the inclusive classroom teachers view the negative strategies as being less useful than the other group of teachers. In addition, the Turkish teachers have almost the highest scores on their current and future confidence in being able to deal with problems. 
Gamze Ülker Tümlü, Ramazan Akdoğan, and Ayşe Sibel Türküm are the authors of the second article entitled as "The Process of Group Counseling Based on Reality Therapy Applied to the Parents of Disabled Children" aimed at using a Reality Therapy approach to identify the psychological difficulties and the psychological support requirements of the parents of children with disabilities wand developing a group counseling program with a group to meet these requirements, and then to experimentally assess the effect of the program on the hopelessness, and state and trait anxiety levels of the parents and their perceptions of social support. A total of 32 parents of children with disabilities voluntarily participated in the study, comprising 27 females and 5 males. The study consisted of 2 stages, the first of which was applied as semi-structured interviews within the framework of qualitative research. On a theoretical basis and the findings obtained from the interviews were developed into the Reality Therapy-Based Group Counseling Program (RTGCP). The findings showed that the RTGCP had a statistically significant effect on the increase in multiple perceptions of social support and the decrease in state anxiety levels.

With the title of "Implementing School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) for Early Identification and Prevention of Problem Behaviors in Turkey", in the third article, authors discussed the implementation of SWPBIS in early childhood education in Turkey. Authors sought to answer the following questions: "What is SWPIS" and What are the key features of early childhood education system and settings in Turkey?" 
Seray Olcay Gül, Avşar Ardıç, Burcu Olgunsoylu, and Yeşim Ünal in the fourth article entitled as "Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Related Variables in Families of Children with Disabilities" Authors examined the effects and relationships of variables related to the children with disabilities and their parents as well as the diagnosis process and informing parents after the diagnosis and variables which might be related to the traumatic stress levels of the parents of children with disabilities on parents' traumatic stress levels. They found that traumatic stress levels of parents of children with physical impairments were higher than other parents, there was a significant relationship between the time passed after the diagnosis and parents' traumatic stress levels; there was significant relationship between the parents' age and parents' traumatic stress levels; parents' traumatic stress levels didn't differ in terms of gender; traumatic stress levels of single parents were higher than married parents.

 Looking forward to being with you in June 2018 issue... 

Ibrahim H. Diken, Ph.D.

Year: 2017 Volume: 9 Number: 2

International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education (INT-JECSE)
Volume 9, Issue 2, December 2017



Volume 9, Issue 2, December 2017

Ibrahim H. Diken, Ph.D

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Anadolu University, TURKEY

Aaron R. Deris, Ph.D.

Minnesota State University, USA

Ahmet Konrot, Ph.D.

Uskudar University, TURKEY

Angel Jannasch-Pennel, Ph.D.

Arizona State University, USA

Ann Kaiser, Ph.D.

Vanderbilt University, USA

Annemieke Golly, Ph.D.

University of Oregon, USA

Armin Sohns, Ph.D.

Fachhochschule Nord., Uni. of App. Sci., DEU.

Atilla Cavkaytar, Ph.D.

Anadolu University, TURKEY

Avsar Ardıc, Ph.D.

Ege University, TURKEY

Aydin Bal, Ph.D

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Aysegul Ataman, Ph.D. (Prof. Em.)

Gazi University, TURKEY

Azar Hadadian, Ph.D.

Ball State University, USA

Birkan Guldenoglu, Ph.D.

Ankara University, TURKEY

Brenda Smtih Myles, PhD

Ch. of Prog. and Dev., Au. Soc. of Ame., USA

Bulbin Sucuoglu, Ph.D.

Ankara University, TURKEY

Carl J. Dunst, Ph.D.

The Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute, USA

Cevriye Ergul, Ph.D.

Ankara University

Ceyda Turhan, Ph.D.

Uludağ University

Climent Gine, Ph.D.

Ramon Llull University, SPAIN

D. Alan Dyson, Ph.D.

University of Manchester, UK

Dilek Erbas, Ph.D.

Marmara University, TURKEY

E. Sema Batu, Ph.D.

Anadolu University, TURKEY

Emre Unlu, Ph.D.

Bulent Ecevit University, TURKEY

Ergul Demir, Ph.D.

Ankara University, TURKEY

Funda Acarlar, Ph.D.

Ankara University

Funda Aksoy, Ph.D.

Anadolu University, TURKEY

Gerald Mahoney, Ph.D.

Case Western University, USA

Gilbert Stiefel, Ph.D.

Eastern Michigan University, USA

Gokhan Toret, Ph.D.

Gazi University, Turkey

Gonul Akcamete, Ph.D. (Prof. Em.)

Ankara University, TURKEY

Hasan Gurgur, Ph.D.

Anadolu University, TURKEY

Hasan Zaghlawan, Ph.D.

University of Northern Coloradoy, USA

Hatice Bakkaloglu, Ph.D.

Ankara University

Heather Moore, Ph.D.

University of Oregon, USA

Ilknur Cifci-Tekinarslan, Ph.D.

Abant Izzet Baysal University, TURKEY

Ilknur Mavis, Ph.D.

Anadolu University, TURKEY

Jane Squires, Ph.D.

University of Oregon, USA

Jean A. Rondal, Ph.D.

Université de Liège, BELGIQUE

Jim Halle, Ph.D.

University of Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign, USA

Joao Lopes, Ph.D.

University of Minho, PORTUGAL

Kourtland Koch, Ph.D.

Ball State University, USA

Manfred Pretis, Ph.D.

Social Innovative Network, (S.I.I.N.), AUSTRIA

Mark Innocenti, Ph.D.

Utah State University, USA

Mary Louise Hemetter, Ph.D.

Vanderbilt University, USA

Mehmet Yanardag, Ph.D.

Anadolu University

Michael J. Guralnick, Ph.D.

University of Washington, USA

Michaelene M. Ostrosky, Ph.D.

Uni. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Murat Dogan, Ph.D.

Anadolu University

Necate Baykoc-Donmez, Ph.D.

(Prof. Em.), Hacettepe University, TURKEY

Necdet Karasu, Ph.D.

Gazi University, TURKEY

Onur Ozdemir, Ph.D.

Marmara University, TURKEY

Ozlem Diken, Ph.D.

Anadolu University, TURKEY

Ozlem Kaya, Ph.D.

Anadolu University, TURKEY

Ozlem Toper Korkmaz, Ph.D.

Uludağ University

Patricia Snyder, Ph.D.

University of Florida, USA

Paul Yoder, Ph.D.

Vanderbilt University, USA

Philippa Campbell, Ph.D.

Thomas Jefferson University, USA

Pilar Guties, Ph.D.

Universidad Complutense, SPAIN

Salih Rakap, Ph.D.

Ondokuz Mayis University, TURKEY

Sam DiGangi, Ph.D.

Arizona State University, USA

Samuel L. Odom, Ph.D.

University of North Carolina, USA

Sarah Rule, Ph.D.

Utah State University, USA

Selda Ozdemir, Ph.D.

Gazi University, TURKEY

Sema Kaner, Ph.D., (Prof. Em.)

Ankara University, TURKEY

Seray Olcay Gul, Ph.D.

Hacettepe University, TURKEY

Serhat Odluyurt, Ph.D

Anadolu University, TURKEY

Serife Yucesoy Ozkan, Ph.D.

Anadolu University

Seyhun Topbas, Ph.D.

Medipol University, TURKEY

Sezgin Vuran, Ph.D.

Anadolu University, TURKEY

Stanley H. Zucker, Ph.D.

Arizona State University, USA

Stefanja Alisauskiene, Ph.D.

University of Siauliai, LITHUANIA

Steve Warren, Ph.D.

University of Kansas, USA

Sue Buckley, Ph.D.

University of Portsmouth, UK

Tevhide Kargin, Ph.D.

Ankara University

Ugur Sak, Ph.D.

Anadolu University, TURKEY

Veysel Aksoy, Ph.D.

Anadolu University

Macid A. Melekoglu

Osmangazi University, TURKEY

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