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Can Peer Assisted Learning Strategies (Pals) Improve The Reading Levels Of Struggling First Graders?, Jessica A. Naranjo 2015 Florida International University

Can Peer Assisted Learning Strategies (Pals) Improve The Reading Levels Of Struggling First Graders?, Jessica A. Naranjo

Jessica A Naranjo

No abstract provided.


Exploring The Effects Of Using The Words Their Way Program With Teenage Boys With Autism, Emily A. Gutknecht 2015 The College at Brockport

Exploring The Effects Of Using The Words Their Way Program With Teenage Boys With Autism, Emily A. Gutknecht

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This project is an initial investigation into effective methods of literacy instruction for teenage boys with autism. This study specifically focused on the Words Their WayTM Program incorporating Word Study for Spelling Instruction. The program focuses on developmental levels, differentiated based on ability, and uses a variety of multi-modal activities. Through a mixed-methods approach, both qualitative and quantitative data is collected and significant themes are developed (improvement in handwriting, characteristics of autism becoming academic obstacles, issues with the program, and ways motivation and engagement have influenced student performance). It was concluded that the program does improve spelling ability though ...


Partial Inclusion Effects On Students With Special Needs In English, Jayna Michelle Jensen 2015 Walden University

Partial Inclusion Effects On Students With Special Needs In English, Jayna Michelle Jensen

Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

A special education population failed to meet the state target in English. This occurrence drove educational leaders to review their program options to address the problem. Their decision to offer a partial inclusion English program setting is important because it supports using data to provide students a Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). The purpose of this study was to examine if the new setting was supported by an increase in student academic achievement scores. The theoretical framework included the social relationship model by Reindal and Gürgür and Uzuner's successful inclusion practices theory. The ...


Teachers' Perceptions Of The Impact Of Standardized Testing And Remediation On Students With Disabilities, Janie M. Mora 2015 Walden University

Teachers' Perceptions Of The Impact Of Standardized Testing And Remediation On Students With Disabilities, Janie M. Mora

Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

At ABCD High School, students with disabilities (SWDs) pass state-mandated English High School Assessments (HSA) at a lower rate than do their nondisabled peers, even with remediation. The purpose of this study was to investigate teachers' perceptions of appropriate remediation for preparing SWDs for the English HSA. The theoretical foundation for the study was based on social constructivism with an emphasis on individual experiences. The 3 key research questions investigated how teachers perceive their role in the delivery of remediation, how they describe the remediation program, and what factors they say influence their ability to remediate SWDs effectively. Data were ...


An Investigation Of Teachers’ Awareness And Willingness To Engage With A Self-Directed Professional Development Package On Gifted And Talented Education, Kylie T. Fraser-Seeto, Steven J. Howard, Stuart Woodcock 2015 University of Wollongong

An Investigation Of Teachers’ Awareness And Willingness To Engage With A Self-Directed Professional Development Package On Gifted And Talented Education, Kylie T. Fraser-Seeto, Steven J. Howard, Stuart Woodcock

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

Despite recognising the importance of educators in meeting the needs of gifted and talented students, research indicates that teachers often lack the essential knowledge, skills and confidence to identify and meet the needs of gifted and talented students. Evidence suggests this lack of preparation may be related to teachers’ professional development. This quantitative study of 96 primary school teachers aimed to provide an initial insight into the knowledge and uptake of the 2005 DEST/GERRIC Gifted and Talented Training Package. It further aimed to give some insight into teachers’ opinions and behaviours as it pertains to this mode of professional ...


Examining Barriers With Implementing Augmentative And Alternative Communication In A Midwest School, Ashley Renee Fields 2015 Walden University

Examining Barriers With Implementing Augmentative And Alternative Communication In A Midwest School, Ashley Renee Fields

Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Many speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in a Midwest urban public school system have experienced barriers that prohibit the effective use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The result has left some students with speech language impairments (SLI) without the communication skills for meaningful relationships and success in and out of school. The purpose of this exploratory case study was to determine the perceived barriers of 8 local school SLPs regarding the successful implementation of AAC and their suggestions for addressing the problem. Data were collected from semi-structured interviews with the SLPs. Data collection and analysis were grounded by Ely's conditions ...


University Of Maine, Speech Therapy Telepractice And Technology Program Manual, Judy Perkins Walker 2015 The University of Maine

University Of Maine, Speech Therapy Telepractice And Technology Program Manual, Judy Perkins Walker

University of Maine Faculty Monographs

Many children and adults with communication disorders, who live in Maine, do not receive speech therapy. Rural geography, a shortage of qualified speech-language pathologists, inadequate/costly transportation and inclement weather create significant challenges in reaching people in need of services. In response to this problem, an innovative graduate level telepractice training program in speech-language pathology has been developed at the University of Maine, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). The training program has three learning components: (1) Intensive Training, (2) Clinical Practicum, (3) Discussion Groups. These complementary activities are guided by ASHA (2005; 2013) requirements of knowledge and skills ...


Using Guided Notes To Improve Academic Performance In A Chemistry Inclusion Classroom, Monica M. Trujillo 2014 Florida International University

Using Guided Notes To Improve Academic Performance In A Chemistry Inclusion Classroom, Monica M. Trujillo

South Florida Education Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Using Music To Teach Reading Fluency With Kindergarten Students, Kristen M. Rodriguez 2014 Florida International University

Using Music To Teach Reading Fluency With Kindergarten Students, Kristen M. Rodriguez

South Florida Education Research Conference

Using Music to Teach Reading Fluency with Kindergarten Students


Singing About Expected Behaviors For Group Instruction, Alexis L. Gregory 2014 Florida International University

Singing About Expected Behaviors For Group Instruction, Alexis L. Gregory

South Florida Education Research Conference

The proposed study will be displayed on a poster board that contains the research methods and results due to the use of music intervention with students with ASD.


Utilizing Real Objects To Increase Reading Comprehension In Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities, Sheila R. Bravo 2014 Florida International University

Utilizing Real Objects To Increase Reading Comprehension In Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities, Sheila R. Bravo

South Florida Education Research Conference

This poster presents the results of a study conducted to evaluate the effects of pairing read-alouds with real objects related to stories read to students with significant cognitive disabilities to increase reading comprehension skills. The participants are four elementary students. The target audience is special education teachers.


Poster Proposal - Music Intervention, Molly Anne Brannon 2014 Molly Brannon

Poster Proposal - Music Intervention, Molly Anne Brannon

South Florida Education Research Conference

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Intensive Interactive Writing Instruction And Self-Monitoring Skills On Students’ Ability To Write A Complete Sentence Independently, Patricia Walters 2014 Florida International University

The Effects Of Intensive Interactive Writing Instruction And Self-Monitoring Skills On Students’ Ability To Write A Complete Sentence Independently, Patricia Walters

South Florida Education Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Increasing The Amount Of Time That Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities Are Authentically Engaged During Art Instruction, Keri P. Porter Mrs. 2014 Florida International University

Increasing The Amount Of Time That Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities Are Authentically Engaged During Art Instruction, Keri P. Porter Mrs.

South Florida Education Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Incorporating An Ipad To Facilitate Letter Recognition And Enhance Academic Achievement, Meiky Morales Ramirez 2014 Florida International University

Incorporating An Ipad To Facilitate Letter Recognition And Enhance Academic Achievement, Meiky Morales Ramirez

South Florida Education Research Conference

The Annual South Florida Education Research Conference is a presentation of scholarly work by students and faculty of member institutions and the community.


Peer Support: An Intervention To Facilitate Second Language Acquisition In Students With Asperger Syndrome And Primary Language Deficits, Ryan J. Blanton 2014 Florida International University

Peer Support: An Intervention To Facilitate Second Language Acquisition In Students With Asperger Syndrome And Primary Language Deficits, Ryan J. Blanton

South Florida Education Research Conference

This is a study of a peer support program to aid students in secondary school struggling to learn a second language (for college entrance requirements) who have Asperger Syndrone and primary language deficits.


Training Paraeducators To Use Behavior Management Strategies: Implementation And Evaluation Of A Brief Targeted Intervention, Aubrey Whiting 2014 Utah State University

Training Paraeducators To Use Behavior Management Strategies: Implementation And Evaluation Of A Brief Targeted Intervention, Aubrey Whiting

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Training paraprofessionals to be highly qualified providers of services to students with disabilities is a requirement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA), although many special education paraprofessionals still lack the skills and knowledge to work with students with special education needs – particularly those who engage in disruptive behaviors. This project evaluated the use of one module of a 10-week online paraeducator inservice training (Morgan et al., 2004) that focused on behavioral interventions. Five paraprofessionals who currently work at a public school for students with significant behavior problems in a rural school district in the Western United States ...


Principals Who Supervise Teachers Of The Deaf: A Mixed Methods Study, Tanya Hilligoss 2014 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Principals Who Supervise Teachers Of The Deaf: A Mixed Methods Study, Tanya Hilligoss

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

School principals are responsible for supervising educational staff. Since the majority of students who are deaf or hard of hearing are served in public schools, it is important for principals to understand how to supervise teachers of the deaf. The purpose of this study was to explore the role of school principals who supervise teachers of the deaf in public schools in the United States.

In this mixed methods study, data was collected separately and sequentially, using an explanatory sequential design. Information was gathered from state-level personnel using a web-based survey for quantitative data. Data collected included: a) number of ...


Paraeducators' Perceptions Of Their Responsibilities Based On The Utah Standards, Mary E. Buynak 2014 Brigham Young University - Provo

Paraeducators' Perceptions Of Their Responsibilities Based On The Utah Standards, Mary E. Buynak

All Theses and Dissertations

Paraeducators are increasingly involved in the education of students with disabilities. In order for paraeducators to properly work with this population, they must have adequate and ongoing training. Research has shown that paraeducators do not receive appropriate training in order to work with students with disabilities. The purpose of this study is to investigate the self-perceived knowledge of paraeducators working in special education and their level of training need. The study examines paraeducators' work environment, responsibilities, knowledge based on the Utah Standards for Paraeducators and perceived training needs. Ninety-five special education paraeducators working in a large, suburban school district in ...


Transmedial Documentation For Non-Visual Image Access, Melody J. McCotter 2014 University of North Texas

Transmedial Documentation For Non-Visual Image Access, Melody J. Mccotter

Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the Document Academy

In my doctoral studies on information accessibility for the individual who is blind or visually impaired, I’ve been exploring the ways we can make image documents more accessible. This requires using an alternative sensory modality, and translating the document into a different format. The questions that arise when we consider this process are many, but among them are:

  • Is it the same document once we’ve converted it to an audio narrative about the work, or a 3D topographic map of an artwork, or a musical interpretation?
  • If it is not the same document, how truthful can the “trans-medial ...


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