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BACKGROUND Robust data on the prevalence of childhood disability and the circumstances and characteristics of disabled children is crucial to understanding the relationship between impairment and social disadvantage. It is also crucial for public policy development aimed at reducing the prevalence of childhood disability and providing appropriate and timely(More)
This paper begins with a review of some of the current literature on the use of survey methods with children. It then presents four known concerns with using survey methods and reflects on how these may impact on studies in Child Computer Interaction. The paper presents some guidelines for HCI researchers and developers intending to use survey methods in(More)
BACKGROUND The aetiology of disabling chronic conditions in childhood in high income countries is not fully understood, particularly the association with socio-economic status (SES). Very few studies have used longitudinal datasets to examine whether exposure to social disadvantage in early childhood increases the risk of developing chronic conditions in(More)
BACKGROUND The majority of children with disability live in low and middle income (LAMI) countries. Although a number of important reviews of childhood disability in LAMI countries have been published, these have not, to our knowledge, addressed the association between childhood disability and the home socio-economic circumstances (SEC). The objective of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the association of socioeconomic disadvantage with the prevalence of childhood disabling chronic conditions in high-income countries. STUDY DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analyses. DATA SOURCES 6 electronic databases, relevant websites, reference lists and experts in the field. STUDY SELECTION 160 observational studies(More)
This study develops a unified pedagogy for the design and evaluation of e-learning software for high-school Computer Science. In accordance with the pedagogy, prototype e-learning software was developed for use in student instruction and independent learning. The pedagogy was iteratively refined based on the evaluation of teachers and education experts and(More)
In this introductory chapter, we describe the key lessons from an earlier HCI Educators' conference, held in Limerick in 2006, the outcomes of which led to the theme of HCIEd 2007 – Creativity: Experiencing to Educate and Design. The paper discusses the lessons leant around four key questions: nature vs. nurture: can creative invention be taught; what tools(More)
Interaction design methodologies have become increasingly popular in the design and development of technologies for children with special needs. However, designing within this area remains fraught with difficulties. This workshop aims to explore the issues that occur when working with children with special needs and seeks to establish a set of guidelines(More)