Retraction Statement - December 2016

In the Spring 2016 edition of JAASEP, we issued a retraction statement regarding one of the authors, Dr. Noel Chia, of various articles he published in our journal (Retractions Statement Spring 2016 - Click here)

In that Retraction statement, we wrote the following:

Based on the information presented, JAASEP has made the professional decision to retract all articles submitted by Dr. Noel Chia, not just the ones requested for retraction.  Unfortunately, because of the uncertainty surrounding the prior research done that warranted the aforementioned retractions, JAASEP has made the professional decision to retract all of Dr. Chia’s articles published in JAASEP in order to protect the integrity of our journal.

Following through on this decision, JAASEP is retracting the following eleven (11) articles associated with Dr. Noel Chia:

Chia, N. and Ng, A. (Summer, 2008). Effectiveness of sentence-by-sentence self-monitoring (SSSM): A strategy to improve reading comprehension of children with nonverbal learning disability (NLD). Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 3(2).

Tin, Y., Chia, N. and Wong M.E.  (Fall, 2008). Understanding dyslographia (Chinese dysgraphia) and what is known about the disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 3(3).

Chia, N. and Wong, D. (Spring, 2009). What do brothers and sisters think? An investigation of expectations of siblings with ASD. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 4(2).

Chia, N. (Spring, 2009).  Teaching spelling to Singaporean Chinese children with dysorthographia in English language: Lexical versus lexical phonological approach. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 4(2).

Chia, N., Kee, N.,  Watanabe, K., and Poh, P. (Fall, 2009).  An investigation on the effectiveness of dolphin encounter for special children (DESC) program for children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 4(3).

Wong M.E. and Chia, N. (Winter, 2010). The effect of impaired visual exteroception on body schema in the drawing and 3-D plasticine modelling of human figures: A case study of three preschool children with total congenital blindness due to retinopathy of prematurity.  A case study. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 5(1).

Kee, N. and Chia, N. (Spring, 2010). Teaching arithmetic operation of division with Montessori division board set to two children with autism spectrum disorders: A case study. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 5(2).

Chia, N. (Spring, 2011). Teaching Singaporean children with autism spectrum disorders to understand science concepts through autistic analysis/synthesis (ALA/S). Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 6(2).

Chia, N. (Spring, 2012). What is LD in special needs education? Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 7(2).

Loh, C.H. and Chia, N. (Winter 2013). Effectiveness of semantic cloze procedure to improve reading comprehension of weak readers in a primary school. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 8(1).

Chia, N. (Winter 2014). Specific language impairment: Defining the disorder and identifying its symptoms in preschool children”. Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 9(1).

As we stated previously, “JAASEP would like to personally and professionally thank Helmy Faber, Psychologist NIP, for her hard work and tireless efforts in this matter.  She was clearly up against many professional roadblocks, yet she stayed true to what she believed and ultimately served the review process very well.  We thank her for her professionalism and helping JAASEP maintain the integrity of our journal.

JAASEP has become a highly reputable peer reviewed journal in the field of special education.  Every article submitted gets blind reviewed by multiple reviewers and the process for publication takes many hours.  Our Editorial Board is exceptional and devotes itself to putting together a truly high quality journal and one that we are all very proud of publishing.  It is JAASEP’s hope that this retraction of articles by one lead author in no way impacts the outstanding research and writing done by all authors over the past 10 years for JAASEP.  JAASEP will do everything possible to be sure that our integrity as a journal is maintained both now and in the future.”


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