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ItemAnalysis of mothers’ perceptions affecting eating habits of young children with/without disabilities: A machine learning method(Kyobo, 2022) Park, So-young; Hong, Saahoon; Yoon, Cynthia; School of Social WorkThe purpose of this study was to confirm the mothers perceptions of the influence of eating habits of young children with/without disabilities. Through a survey study, the intersection between factors affecting understanding of baby food, practice of weaning food, and children's current eating habits was analyzed using a machine learning-based decision tree approach. Results indicate that, first, there was a significant difference in understanding of weaning foods between mothers of children with and without disabilities. The late timing of weaning foods was associated with an unbalanced diet and overeating. Second, there was a significant difference in the breastfeeding pattern before transitioning to baby foods in mothers of disabled infants and non-disabled infants. Before weaning, mothers of infants with disabilities were more likely to feed formula or a mixture of milk and formula. Third, the mother's job status during the weaning period showed a significant intersection with the current number of snacks, the preparation of weaning food, and the types of preferred snacks of the disabled infants. Discussion includes the need for diet education and related supports systematically for mothers of infants/children with disabilities. ItemThe Support Needs of the Parents on Strengthen the Compulsory Education Right for Young Children with Special Education Needs(KOAJ, 2020-09) Park, So-young; Baek, Jong-nam; Hong, Sa-hoon; Lee, Jeong-yun; Baek, Sang-soo; School of Social WorkThe purpose of this study was to investigate the measures to strengthen the right of the compulsory education for early childhood special education by identifying parents’ demands for supports. Seven hundreds and fifty seven parents of children with special needs were recruited from 17 provinces in Korea. The survey were conducted to collect data and the frequency data analysis were used. The findings of the study were as follows. First, in terms of parents perception on the care settings and the education settings, the parents preferred to be enrolled their child into public educational settings rather than care settings to provide inclusive education to their child. Second, parents were aware of operation requisite for compulsory education that teachers should have teaching certification issued by the Ministry of Education, that the chief of the organization should have education director certification issued by the Ministry of Education, and that their children should be enrolled in public preschool. To improve compulsory educational practices, special teachers should be placed at preschool where special class were setup, after school care-givers who majored special education should be placed, and therapy support service providers should be hired at Supporting Center for Special Education. Based on the results of this study, the revision of the law and the direction of policy establishment related to the compulsory education support for young children with special education needs were discussed and suggested.