Research group on quality of life and disability: educational issues, GRIDCAV · URL

Main researcher:

Giné Giné, Climent


Alomar, Elisabet; Balcells, Anna; Dalmau, Mariona; Gràcia, Marta; Mas, Joana Maria; Ivern, Ignasi; Valero, Jesús; Vila, Josep Maria; Vilaseca, Rosa; Porteiro, Minia; Carbó, Maria de les Salines; Font, Josep; Llinares, Montserrat; Sala, Ingrid; Adam, Ana Luisa;  Simó, David; Baqués, Natasha; Oliveira, Cristina; Mumbardó, Cristina.

Main lines of research:

  • Family Quality of Life and Early Intervention
  • Services for People with Intellectual Disability and Quality of Life
  • Evaluation of the intensity of supports and Individual Supports Plan
  • Social and school inclusion
  • Access to University and to the employment for disabled people
  • Hearing empairment
  • Language and communication disorders

Projects in progress:

Title: “Conductas desafiantes en alumnado con discapacidad intelectual y/o desarrollo”
Funding agency: Aristos Campus Mundus. Convocatoria 2016
Share project with the universities of Deusto, Comillas and Ramon Llull.
Investigador principal (URL): David Simó Pinatella
Start: 2016     End: 2018.

Title: How to promote social competence of children with developmental disorders in natural environments (preschool and family)
Funding agency: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. Plan Nacional I+D+I – Retos 2014
Main researcher: Climent Giné Giné
Start: 2015     End: 2017

Títle:  Financing Policies for Inclusive Education Systems – Effective funding tools for reducing disparity in education – FPIES
Funding agency: ERASMUS K +
Main researcher: Amanda Watkins
Start: January 2016     End: December 2018

Title: Family Centered Practices in Early Intervention Centers in Catalonia.
Funding agency: DINCAT (Intellectual Disability of Catalonia).
Main researcher: Climent Giné Giné
Start: January 2016     End: December 2018

Title:  Impact of teaching skills related to adaptive behavior in the challenging behavior of young people with intellectual and/or developmental disability.
Funding Agency: Aristos Campus Mundus – Universitat Ramon Llull
Main researcher: David Simó Pinatella
Start: May 2017    Fi: May 2018

Selected publications (last five years):

Book chapters

Serrano, A., Mas, J.M., Cañadas, M., & Giné, C. (2017). Family systems and family-centred intervention practices in Portugal and Spain. Iberian reflections on early childhood intervention. In H. Sukkar, C. J. Dunst, & J. Kirkby (eds.), Early Childhood Intervention. Working with Families of Young Children with Special Needs (177- 196). London: Routledge.

Bartolo, P., Björck-Åkesson, E.,  Giné, C, & Kyriazopoulou, M. (2016). Ensuring a Strong Start for All Children: Inclusive Early Childhood Education and Care. In A. Watkins, & C. Meijer (eds.), Implementing Inclusive Education: Issues in Bridging the Policy-Practice Gap. International Perspectives on Inclusive Education. Vol. 8,  (pp. 19-35). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.


Giné, C., Adam-Alcocer, A. L., Font, J., Salvador-Beltran, F., Baqués, N., Oliveira, C., Mumbardó, C., Seo, H., Shaw, L. A., Shogren, K. A., & Thompson, J. R. (2017). Examining Measurement Invariance and Differences in Age Cohorts on the Supports Intensity Scale – Children’s Version – Catalan Translation. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 122(6), 511-524. DOI: 10.1352/1944-7558-122.6.511

Guillén, V., Adam-Alcocer, A.L., Verdugo, M.A., & Giné C. (2017). Comparisons between the Spanish and Catalan versions of the Supports Intensity Scale for Children (SIS-C). Psicothema, 29(1), 126-132. doi: 10.7334/psicothema2016.200

Mumbardó-Adam, C., Guàrdia-Olmos, J., Adam-Alcocer, A. L., Carbó-Carreté, M., Balcells-Balcells, A., Giné, C., & Shogren, K. A. (2017). Self-Determination, Intellectual Disability, and Context: A Meta-Analytic Study. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 55(5), 303-314. DOI: 10.1352/1934-9556-55.5.303.

Mumbardó-Adam, C., Vicente, E., Giné, C., Guàrdia-Olmos, J., Raley, S. K. y Verdugo, M. A. (2017). Promoviendo la autodeterminación en el aula: el Modelo de Enseñanza y Aprendizaje de la Autodeterminación. Siglo Cero, 48(2), 262, 41-59.

Giné, C., Balcells- Balcells, A., Cañadas, M., & Paniagua, G. (2016). Early  Childhood Inclusion in Spain. Infants & Young Children, 29(3), 223-230. doi: 10.1097/IYC.0000000000000068

Mas, J. M., Giné, C., & McWilliam, R. A. (2016).  The Adaptation Process of Families With Children With Intellectual Disabilities in Catalonia. Infants & Young Children, 29(4), 335-351. doi: 10.1097/IYC.0000000000000077

Mumbardó, C., Shogren, K.A., Guàrdia-Olmos, J., & Giné, C. (2016). Contextual Predictors of Self-determined Actions in Students with and without Intellectual Disability. Psychology in the Schools, 54(2), 183-195. doi: 10.1002/pits.21987

Carbó-Carreté, M., Guàrdia-Olmos, J., & Giné, C. (2016). The Physical Activity Support Needs and Strategies Scale: Its Development and Use. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 54, 32-44. doi: 10.1352/1934-9556-54.1.32

Balcells-Balcells, A., Giné, C., Guàrdia-Olmos, J., & Summers, J.A. (2016). Proposal of indexes to evaluate Family Quality of Life, Partnership, and Family support needs. Revista Iberoamericana de Psicología y Salud, 7, 31-40.

Selected papers given at congresses and seminars (last five years):

Balcells-Balcells, A., Mas, J., Baqués, N., Giné, C., Dalmau, M., Gràcia, M., & Vilaseca, R. (2016, june). Family Quality of Life (FQOL) for Families in Early Intervention in Spain. Paper presented at ISEI. Children’s Rights and Early Intervention conference. Estocolmo, Suecia.

Mumbardó-Adam, C., Guàrdia-Olmos, J., Adam-Alcocer, A.L., Carbó-Carreté, M., Balcells-Balcells, A., Giné, C., & Shogren, K. (2016, june). Self-determination, Intellectual Disability Classification and Context: A Meta-Analytic Study. Poster presented at American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 140th Annual Meeting. Atlanta, USA.

Oliveira, C., Giné, C., Montalà, M., & Mumbardó, C. (2016, june). Strengths and challenges in the education of children with IDD in inclusive settings. Approach from a multiple case study. Poster presented at American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 140th Annual Meeting. Atlanta, USA.

Oliveira, C., Montalà, M. y Giné, C. (2016, junio). El apoyo como eje mediador para el acceso, participación y aprendizaje del alumnado con DID en la escuela ordinaria. Estudio de caso desde un enfoque mixto. Comunicación presentada al 4rt International Congress of Educational Sciences and Development. Santiago de Compostela, España.

Simó-Pinatella, D., Mumbardó-Adam, C., Alomar-Kurz, E., Cortina, A., Lowe, K., & Jones, E. (2016, may). Procedural validity to assess the prevalence of challenging behavior in educational settings: A pilot study. Paper presented at Northeast PBIS Network forum. Connecticut, USA.

Baqués, N., Balcells, A. y Gràcia, M. (2015, marzo). La valoración de las necesidades de apoyo de las familias con un hijo/a con discapacidad intelectual. Elaboración de una escala. Comunicación presentada en las IX Jornadas Científicas Internacionales de Investigación sobre Personas con Discapacidad. Salamanca, España.

Mas, J.M. y Dalmau, M (2015, marzo). La calidad de vida familiar en la atención temprana en España. Comunicación presentada en las IX Jornadas Científicas Internacionales de Investigación sobre Personas con Discapacidad. Salamanca, España.

Simó Pinatella, D., Alomar Kurz, E., Font-Roura, J. y Giné, C. (2015, marzo). Variables de antecedente como predictoras de la función de la conducta problemática que presentan las personas con discapacidad intelectual. Comunicación presentada en las IX Jornadas Científicas Internacionales de Investigación sobre Personas con Discapacidad. Salamanca, España.

Simó-Pinatella, D., Alomar-Kurz, E., Font Roura, J. y Giné C. (2015, noviembre). Los efectos de las operaciones motivadoras en una conducta autolesiva. Ponencia presentada en el III Congrés estatal sobre alteracions de conducta. Alteracions de la conducta en la infància i l’adolescència. Manresa, España.

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