Sped 510 Podcasts Episode 10: Jen Armbruster, 2018 Portland State University
Sped 510 Podcasts Episode 10: Jen Armbruster, Jen Armbruster, Amy T. Parker
O&M Podcast: On the Go
In this interview, Jen shares her experiences as an athlete and her view on inclusive recreation for all students who are blind and visually impaired. She offers advice about having high expectations for students and encourages Orientation and Mobility Specialists to learn about the power of inclusive sports.
Sped 510 Podcasts Episode 08: Dr. Nora Griffin-Shirley, 2018 Portland State University
Sped 510 Podcasts Episode 08: Dr. Nora Griffin-Shirley, Amy T. Parker, Nora Griffin-Shirley
O&M Podcast: On the Go
Dr. Nora Griffin-Shirley is a professor and the Director of the Virginia Murray Sowell Center for Research and Education in Sensory Disabilities at Texas Tech University. Nora coordinates the Orientation and Mobility Specialist and Sensory Impairments and Autism programs at Texas Tech University.
The transcript is available in the Download Full Text and the streaming audio is available below.
How Dyslexia Affects Our Students, 2018 The University of Akron
How Dyslexia Affects Our Students, Kara Burton
Honors Research Projects
The intention of this project was to research articles that explain what dyslexia is and how students are affected by this disability. As a teacher, it is important to address this topic since dyslexia is the leading disability that occurs in classrooms. The eight major subtopics primarily focused on include: what is dyslexia; how dyslexia affects students; and how teachers and parents can help students in their classroom preference. This can be done by using proper teaching techniques, including appropriate accommodations, and by meeting the academic needs of their students and including activities that are proven to help dyslexic students ...
An Investigation Into The Relationship Between Spirituality And Coping Responses Among Women With A Visual Impairment, 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
An Investigation Into The Relationship Between Spirituality And Coping Responses Among Women With A Visual Impairment, Sandra Marie Bullins
Theses and Dissertations
The purpose of this study was to examine coping responses, specifically by women, and the relationship between those coping responses and a woman’s self-reported spirituality. The sample was comprised of women (n = 175) from the United States and 10 foreign countries. The results of a correlational analysis showed a strong positive relationship (r= 0.46, p<0.0001) between scores on the Spirituality Assessment Scale (SAS) and the Brief Cope (BC). There were also statistically significant correlations among subscales of the SAS and BC subscales. A multivariate analysis of variance was performed to evaluate the impact that select demographic variables might have on spirituality and coping responses. The results of the MANOVA showed no effect and were not statistically significant at alpha 0.1.
Teaching Styles Developed For Resisting Institutionalized Cultural And Socioeconomic Stereotypes Of Mexican Americans, Rissely Parra, Micah Kwallek
Research on Capitol Hill
In the United States, we have produced and institutionalized unreliable educational practices that limit the potential for Mexican American students K-12.
Factual examples presented in the films Walkout (2006) by Edward James Olmos, Stand and Deliver (1988) by Ramón Menéndez, Spare Parts (2015) by Sean McNamara, and Niki Caro’s McFarland, USA (2015). These films show the undeniable need for teachers willing to stand alone and go against the societal expectations placed upon Mexican American students.
Our research suggests that stereotypes have restricted and diminished the potential for Mexican American students.
The research details to what effect teachers and administrators ...
Culturally Responsive Education And Disproportionality Of Latino Males In Special Education, 2018 University of Portland
Culturally Responsive Education And Disproportionality Of Latino Males In Special Education, Abigail Dudley
Graduate Theses and Dissertations
Latino male students are disproportionately represented in special education programs at a local level in Oregon. Culturally responsive education (CRE) can be used to address disproportionate rates of placement in special education programs for culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students. This research filled a research gap by utilizing the voices of Latino male students in special education at the middle school level. In combination with phenomenological inquiry, this study used testimonio, as a means of gaining insight into disproportionate placement rates of Latino males in special education while relying on the voice of participants as empirical data. Seven Latino male ...
A Comparison Of The Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test And The Wechsler Scales, 2018 Murray State University
A Comparison Of The Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test And The Wechsler Scales, Samantha Denhart
Murray State Theses and Dissertations
The present study was designed to determine the correlation between a commonly used cognitive ability test (i.e., Wechsler) and a verbal memory test (i.e., Rey Auditory-Verbal Learning Test) by analyzing archival data from a clinical sample of adults. Many researchers have continued to establish the relationship between cognitive ability, or IQ, and learning and memory skills; however, there is little research regarding when differences between IQ and memory scores are statistically significant. Results of this study indicated 17 of 20 IQ index/memory correlations were statistically significant and a series of simple regressions generated standardized residuals. These residuals ...
Hobby Preferences And Physical Activity Participation Among Children With And Without Autism Spectrum Disorder, 2018 Humboldt State University
Hobby Preferences And Physical Activity Participation Among Children With And Without Autism Spectrum Disorder, Scott M. Russell
Theses and projects
BACKGROUND: Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) exhibit low physical activity levels and are at an increased risk for health problems related to sedentary behaviors. Hobby preferences have been shown to influence physical activity participation. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to examine the hobby preferences of children with ASD and determine if there are differences depending on the children’s physical activity level and the nature of their preferred activities. A secondary purpose is to describe the hobby preferences of children with ASD. METHODS: Participants include 98 nine-year-old children (with and without ASD) from the National Growing ...
A Qualitative Case Study On Best Practices Of Emotional Support Animal Policies, 2018 Eastern Illinois University
A Qualitative Case Study On Best Practices Of Emotional Support Animal Policies, Jordan E. Dadez
This study sought to understand the best practices and protocols of Emotional Support Animal policies in residential life. A qualitative case study was conducted to provide insight on the best practices of residential life Emotional Support Animal Policies. Four participants from institutions with established policies were interviewed to gain understanding of these protocols and policies, what is involved in the approval and accommodations process, and what challenges the participants face. The results showed a need to evaluate and change the current process that most institutions utilize for Emotional Support Animal approval. The approval process and accommodations process are two separate ...
Mothers As “Others”: Identity Of Mothers Of Children With Disabilities And Adult Education Discourse, 2018 Lock Haven University
Mothers As “Others”: Identity Of Mothers Of Children With Disabilities And Adult Education Discourse, Tulare W. Park, Carol Rogers-Shaw
Adult Education Research Conference
This literature review will explore experiences and identity development of mothers of children with disabilities. Intersections between adult education and critical disability theory, as well as practice implications, are identified.
Why Do You Work With Struggling Students? Teacher Perceptions Of Meaningful Work In Trauma-Impacted Classrooms, 2018 University of Melbourne
Why Do You Work With Struggling Students? Teacher Perceptions Of Meaningful Work In Trauma-Impacted Classrooms, Tom Brunzell, Helen Stokes, Lea Waters
Australian Journal of Teacher Education
This study contributed new findings to the construct of meaningful work (MW) and negative impacts on MW. In other professional samples, finding meaning in work has been shown to be an effective buffer when facing workplace adversity. However, prior investigation has neither identified nor explored the specific sources and mechanisms of meaningful work that teachers derive from educating trauma-affected students. Within a cross-sectional sample of primary and secondary teachers (N = 18) working in trauma-affected classrooms, two interrelated sources of MW: (1) practice pedagogy and (2) teacher wellbeing were further analysed for discussion via Rosso, Dekas, and Wrzesniewski’s (2010) four ...
Understanding The Transition To College For Students With Learning Disabilities, 2018 Eastern Illinois University
Understanding The Transition To College For Students With Learning Disabilities, Breanna Rehor
This study sought to investigate the transition to college for students with learning disabilities at a mid-size Midwestern university. A qualitative approach was used to provide insight in student's perspectives on the transition from high school to college. Three undergraduate students with learning disabilities were individually interviewed to gain understanding of the transition to college. The results demonstrated a critical need for institutions to address the transition to college for students with learning disabilities and create incentives that guide support for student success. Students utilizing various support systems like academic student services, and peers. The transitions to college for ...
Hawaii Pacific Deaf-Blind Project Workshop: Conversations, Connections, And The Communication Matrix, 2018 Portland State University
Hawaii Pacific Deaf-Blind Project Workshop: Conversations, Connections, And The Communication Matrix, Amy T. Parker
Special Education Faculty Publications and Presentations
This two-day workshop discussed techniques for communicating and connecting with students with severe disabilities including Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Deaf-Blindness.
The Workshop Recap: Orientation and Mobility is available: https://youtu.be/TL6UdlcWEM8
Cultivating Perspective: A Qualitative Inquiry Examining School History Textbooks For Microaggressions Against Native Americans, 2018 The University Of Montana
Cultivating Perspective: A Qualitative Inquiry Examining School History Textbooks For Microaggressions Against Native Americans, Olivia G. Holter
Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers
Native American youth face a number of challenges that affect their academic success and mental health (Center for Native American Youth, 2016). One way in which Native American youth currently face prejudice within the school system is through curriculum (Yosso, 2002). More specifically, Native American youth are often presented with textbooks that include stereotyped and distorted information about their peoples’ history (Loewen, 1995; Sanchez, 2007). However, there is currently a gap in the literature showing whether or not these textbooks also contain microaggressive statements towards Native Americans. The current study looked at 5 Eighth Grade level Montana history texts from ...
A Study Of Kentucky School District Websites: They’Re Colorful And Informative….But Are They Ada Compliant?, 2017 Northern Kentucky University
A Study Of Kentucky School District Websites: They’Re Colorful And Informative….But Are They Ada Compliant?, John A. Huss, Shannon Eastep
Kentucky Teacher Education Journal: The Journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children
An often-overlooked component of a school district website is the necessity for that website to be accessible to those with disabilities, while following the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 of the Workforce Rehabilitation Act. This study investigated the accessibility of school district websites in Kentucky by selecting a random sample of 50 school districts and analyzing their home pages using WAVE (Web Accessibility Versatile Evaluator), which reports accessibility violations by annotating a copy of the page that was evaluated and presenting embedded icons and indicators to disclose breaches with ADA. Out of 50 districts ...
Making Scientific Inquiry Activities Accessible To Students With Autism, 2017 University of Toledo
Making Scientific Inquiry Activities Accessible To Students With Autism, Alonna Ackerman
Learning to Teach
In light of the major trend within science education of focusing on inquiry-based activities, students with autism may face difficulties in the classroom due to barriers such as problems with communication, social situations, and desire for routine (Hedges et al., 2014). Though research regarding inquiry-based science education for students with autism is scarce, explicit instruction appears to be a promising option for elementary students (Knight et al., 2012). Additionally, Applied Behavior Analysis and Self-Regulated Strategy Development have proven useful in other content areas (Casey et al., 2014; Ryan et al., 2011; Szapacs, 2006). Extrapolating from this data, the author discusses ...
Professional Learning Outcomes That Teachers Experience As A Result Of Implementing A Community-Based Instruction Program: A Qualitative Case Study, Suzan Radwan
Theses and Dissertations
The purpose of this qualitative instrumental case study was to explore the professional learning outcomes of teachers as they implement community-based instruction programs for students with disabilities in a New Jersey school district. The study was viewed through the theoretical lens of disabilities studies in education, which posits that the term disability is a socially constructed concept that leads to the systematic social and environmental disadvantage of people with disabilities.
The sample included public school teachers who have participated in a community-based instruction program for students with disabilities in Mountainview Public Schools in New Jersey. Data collection methods included semi-structured ...
Privileging Autistics Of Color: A Human Rights Approach To Applied Behavior Analysis (Aba) Therapy, 2017 The University of San Francisco
Privileging Autistics Of Color: A Human Rights Approach To Applied Behavior Analysis (Aba) Therapy, Rebecca Rubey
Master's Projects and Capstones
This field project examines the social construction of autistic people of color through the pathology paradigm and the associated human rights violations. The purpose of the project is to disrupt the pathology paradigm by privileging voices of autistic people of color in professional development workshops for ABA therapy providers. The workshops aim to help ABA therapy providers understand the historical context of ABA, how it fits into the wider systems of white supremacy and ableism, and how these dynamics are re-enacted in every day practice with autistic people of color.
A Case Study Of Community College Faculty Attitudes Toward Students With Disabilities, 2017 Rowan University
A Case Study Of Community College Faculty Attitudes Toward Students With Disabilities, Mary C. Clark
Theses and Dissertations
The purpose of this single case study was to explore the attitudes and experiences of faculty at one small, public, community college in the southeastern United States. Of the 180 faculty sampled, 35 completed the Attitudes Toward Disabled Persons survey, 13 participated in a one-on-one interview, and a review of 30 institutional documents was conducted. Using social constructivism, disability theory, and the researchers personal and professional experiences as the framework, the data collected helped to gain insight into the faculty's experiences with classroom accommodations and attitudes toward students with disabilities. Five key findings revealed that community college faculty in ...
Table Of Contents, 2017 St. John's University
Table Of Contents
Journal of Vincentian Social Action
No abstract provided.