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Raising A Child With A Severe Disability: The Impact On Parents And Siblings, Kathleen A. Packingham 2016 St. Cloud State University

Raising A Child With A Severe Disability: The Impact On Parents And Siblings, Kathleen A. Packingham

Culminating Projects in Special Education

A review of 10 recent studies that reported on the effects of raising a child with a severe disability. The paper examines the effects of stress on parents raising a child with a severe disability, as well as outcomes for siblings being raised in the same households. Mothers reported higher daily parenting hassles and stress than did fathers. Maladaptive behaviors were the biggest contributing factor to increased stress in the family. Positive coping strategies and increased service utilization lead to decrease in stress and increase in positive outcomes.


Schools Providing For Students With Disabilities: The Impact Of Principal Behaviours, Principal Engagement And School Conditions, Ian Jackson 2016 Australian Catholic University

Schools Providing For Students With Disabilities: The Impact Of Principal Behaviours, Principal Engagement And School Conditions, Ian Jackson

Theses

Australian schools are under increasing pressure to successfully provide for students with disabilities. The impact of the inclusion movement over the past twenty years has empowered more parents to enrol children with special education needs in regular schools. The proclamation by the Australian government of the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) and the Disability Standards for Education (2005) has made schools accountable for their provision for students with disabilities. Principals and their school communities are therefore seeking guidance in developing effective teaching and learning strategies for these students. This study surveyed teachers, parents, students and principals in four western Sydney Catholic ...


Examining The Influence Of Self-Determination Theory Components With Students Of Varying Cognitive Abilities, Antonia Szymanski 2016 Western Kentucky University

Examining The Influence Of Self-Determination Theory Components With Students Of Varying Cognitive Abilities, Antonia Szymanski

Kentucky Teacher Education Journal: The Journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children

This study sought to explore difference in the influences of components of Self-Determination Theory between students of average and high academic ability. Differences were examined using correlational comparisons, t-tests, and analysis of variance (ANOVA). As expected, students with high academic ability reported high perceptions of competence. Although other mean differences were not significant, relationships between the variables showed interesting results. Significant correlational differences were found between the relationships of Perceived Competence and Teacher Control, Intrinsic Motivation, and Boredom. Teacher Control also had significantly different relationships with students’ engagement between the two groups. The study adds to the understanding of Self-Determination ...


Perceptions Of Eighth Grade State Writing Assessment At A Nationally Recognized Middle School, Jillian M. Quandt 2016 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Perceptions Of Eighth Grade State Writing Assessment At A Nationally Recognized Middle School, Jillian M. Quandt

Theses, Student Research, and Creative Activity: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

This study seeks to understand how one at-risk middle school in Nebraska is consistently beating eighth grade Nebraska State Writing Assessment (NESA-W) averages. The school has significant populations of Hispanic, special education, and low-income students. The study answers the following two research questions. What strategies does the at-risk school utilize to enable its students to exceed the Nebraska average on the NESA-W? What attitudes do the school’s writing teachers, administrators, students, and their parents hold about the NESA-W? Students and their parents answered a multiple-choice survey; teachers and administrators answered a longer, open-ended survey. The researcher used a combination ...


Student Teachers’ Experiences With A Preparation-To-Practice Gap In Reading Instruction: A Preliminary Exploration And Implications For Teacher Preparation Faculty, Brooke Blanks 2016 Radford University

Student Teachers’ Experiences With A Preparation-To-Practice Gap In Reading Instruction: A Preliminary Exploration And Implications For Teacher Preparation Faculty, Brooke Blanks

Kentucky Teacher Education Journal: The Journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children

Abstract

Teacher educators and practitioners can agree that there are differences between knowing something in theory and knowing how to do something in a real classroom. This qualitative inquiry is anchored in evidence-based reading instruction as described by the National Reading Panel (2000) which emphasizes systematic, explicit instructional and teaching enhancements to support diverse students’ learning in multi-tier general educational classrooms. Specifically, this study investigated how student teachers applied their knowledge of research based reading methods in general education classrooms during their capstone field experience at the end of their undergraduate program, hereafter called student teaching.


Conceptual Model-Based Problem Solving: A Response To Intervention Program In Mathematics Problem Solving (Comps-Rti), Yan Ping Xin, VIctor Chen, Signe E. Kastberg 2016 Purdue University

Conceptual Model-Based Problem Solving: A Response To Intervention Program In Mathematics Problem Solving (Comps-Rti), Yan Ping Xin, Victor Chen, Signe E. Kastberg

Purdue P-12 Networking Summit & Poster Session

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Effects Of Inquiry-Based Instruction On Science Achievement For Students With Disabilities: An Analysis Of The Literature, Karen L. Rizzo, Jonte C. Taylor 2016 Pennsylvania State University

Effects Of Inquiry-Based Instruction On Science Achievement For Students With Disabilities: An Analysis Of The Literature, Karen L. Rizzo, Jonte C. Taylor

Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

In comparison to the past, more students with disabilities are being included in the general education classroom for science instruction. Though inquiry-based instruction has not shown to be an effective practice for students with disabilities, it is vastly becoming the dominant practice in science education. The purpose of this review is to examine the effects of inquiry-based instruction on science achievement for students with disabilities. The twelve studies, meeting selection criteria, report improvement in science achievement using inquiry practices. The participants and settings, variations of inquiry-based instruction, science achievement measures, and teacher training were addressed in this review. Two major ...


The Effects Of Using The Gomath Program On Teaching Computation Skills For Students With Learning Disabilities, Patricia Virginia Giordano 2016 Rowan University

The Effects Of Using The Gomath Program On Teaching Computation Skills For Students With Learning Disabilities, Patricia Virginia Giordano

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects on teaching math computation skills to students with learning disabilities (LD) using the GoMath program and to examine the teachers’ and students’ satisfaction with this program in their teaching and learning. Four, 3rd and 4th graders with LD were taught by one special education teacher in a resource room and participated in learning computation skills for 60 minutes, 5 days per week for 12 weeks, using the Go Math program. A multiple baseline research design with A B phases across students was used to evaluate their performance. The findings indicated ...


The Effects Of The Ride Strategy On Teaching Word Problem Solving Skills To Students With Learning Disabilities, Sandra Kay Locke 2016 Rowan University

The Effects Of The Ride Strategy On Teaching Word Problem Solving Skills To Students With Learning Disabilities, Sandra Kay Locke

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effects of the RIDE, a mnemonic device on solving word problems for middle school students with Learning Disabilities and to examine the teacher and student satisfaction in teaching and learning using RIDE to solve word problems. Two male 8th graders participated in this study. They were both classified as having learning disabilities and were learning mathematics at a 3rd grade level. A single subject design with ABC phases was used in this study. During the baseline, the students were given a quiz with 5 word problems each day for ten ...


Validating An Observation Protocol To Measure Special Education Teacher Effectiveness, Evelyn S. Johnson, Carrie L. Semmelroth 2016 Boise State University

Validating An Observation Protocol To Measure Special Education Teacher Effectiveness, Evelyn S. Johnson, Carrie L. Semmelroth

Carrie Semmelroth

This study used Kane’s (2013) Interpretation/Use Argument (IUA) to measure validity on the Recognizing Effective Special Education Teachers (RESET) observation tool. The RESET observation tool is designed to evaluate special education teacher effectiveness using evidence-based instructional practices as the basis for evaluation. In alignment with other studies (Bell et al., 2012), we applied and interpreted Kane’s (2006) four inferences for trait observation: scoring, generalization, extrapolation, and decision rules. Results from this study show that acceptable levels of validity are promising for the RESET observation tool. Because the RESET observation tool is premised on the idea that by ...


The Effects Of Using Direct Instruction And Computer-Assisted Instruction On Teaching Decoding Skills To Elementary Students With Learning Disabilities, Jessica Lauren Schramm 2016 Rowan University

The Effects Of Using Direct Instruction And Computer-Assisted Instruction On Teaching Decoding Skills To Elementary Students With Learning Disabilities, Jessica Lauren Schramm

Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this study are to examine the effect of the Project Read program in teaching decoding skills to students with learning disabilities, and evaluate the effects of the supplemental computer program, Explode the Code. Three second grade students with learning disabilities participated in this study. Both interventions were administered to each student, at different times, during the school day. Project Read was administered followed by 15-20 minutes of Explode the Code. A multiple baseline research design across students with A B phases was used in this study. The results of the current study showed significant growth in the ...


Affects Of Extracurricular Activities On Youth In The Asd Population, Kristina Munyon 2016 Rowan University

Affects Of Extracurricular Activities On Youth In The Asd Population, Kristina Munyon

Theses and Dissertations

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) lack the understanding of appropriate communication and social skills. Considerable research has proven that extracurricular activities boost numerous positive effects academically, emotionally, and behaviorally. Given that participating in extracurricular activities provide such outstanding benefits to overall quality of life, it is important to understand the opportunities presented to youth with ASD. Research suggests that poorer school districts who suffer budget cuts have been forced to reduce funding for extracurricular activities. Furthermore, more affluent school districts are able to seek extracurricular activities through private resources, in addition to their already plentiful selection of programs. This ...


Students With Adhd: Can They Find Success In The Classroom?, Adina G. Collins 2016 St. John Fisher College

Students With Adhd: Can They Find Success In The Classroom?, Adina G. Collins

Education Masters

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects roughly 3% to 10% of students in a classroom today. Many students with ADHD have weak executive functioning which prevents them from controlling their impulses and maintaining focus throughout the school day. Research has shown that behavioral strategies must be implemented in the early grades to be the most successful. The current study examined the utilization of behavioral and academic interventions with students. The study consisted of student surveys, interviews, and field notes taken before and after specific interventions were taught and implemented. The findings of this study were that all students in a classroom ...


Transition Outcomes Of Young Adults With Disabilities: A Social Cognitive Career Theory Perspective, Sabrina Michelle Singleton 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Transition Outcomes Of Young Adults With Disabilities: A Social Cognitive Career Theory Perspective, Sabrina Michelle Singleton

Dissertations

Young adults with disabilities are impacted by the learning experiences they engage in as students that help shape their career development post-high school. Researchers have identified moderate-level transition predictors that improve post-school outcomes in employment, postsecondary education, and/or independent living. This study used the Social Cognitive Career Theory to examine if a relationship exists among race/ethnicity, gender, and disability type and transition predictors among young adults with disabilities in Mississippi who completed high school in May of 2013. Additionally, this study explored whether a relationship existed between career decision self-efficacy and engagement in employment or enrollment in postsecondary ...


Student Achievement In Response To Intervention Groups, Allison L. Gardenhour 2016 East Tennessee State Universtiy

Student Achievement In Response To Intervention Groups, Allison L. Gardenhour

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to identify components of Response to Intervention (RTI) groups associated with increased student growth on progress monitoring tests. The relationship between student growth scores and fidelity of implementation scores, types of groups, types of interventionists, group setting, group time, and various demographic groups were examined. Seven hundred fifteen students enrolled in reading and math groups in an RTI program at 8 schools in an Upper East Tennessee school system participated in this study. Ten research questions and null hypotheses were analyzed using Pearson correlations, independent t tests, and one-way Analyses of Variance. Results indicated ...


The Effect Of An Ipad Application With Systematic Instruction On Ela Related Skills For High School Students With Significant Disabilities, Andrew C. Baxter 2016 East Tennessee State Universtiy

The Effect Of An Ipad Application With Systematic Instruction On Ela Related Skills For High School Students With Significant Disabilities, Andrew C. Baxter

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The following study looks to examine the effect of an iPad application on the English Language Arts (ELA) skills of listening comprehension for students with significant disabilities. The procedure was evaluated using a multiple probe across participants single case design. Outcomes were measured for improved ELA skills after intervention and were also measured for student engagement. Building upon the research of recent studies that have sought to develop and adapt grade-level literature for students with moderate and severe disabilities, this study seeks to find the effectiveness of an adapted text version of To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee for ...


Professional Learning For Paraprofessionals Working In Special Education, Amy Davis 2016 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Professional Learning For Paraprofessionals Working In Special Education, Amy Davis

Other Graduate Research

This Special Project focuses on professional learning paraprofessionals working in Special Education receive as well as need to maximize knowledge and understanding regarding students' individualized needs. Professional learning is a growing trend in the field of special education, however, paraprofessionals working in Special Education received limited professional learning. A needs assessment survey was given to current paraprofessionals and teachers working in Special Education to analyze what professional learning has previously been offered as well as possible future topics. The findings from the literature review and the needs assessment survey supported the needs for a handbook to be created. The handbook ...


Investigating Transition Process For Students With Special Needs, Kay M. Smith 2016 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Investigating Transition Process For Students With Special Needs, Kay M. Smith

Other Graduate Research

Many students who are in the mild or moderate special education program are not able to transition into the adult world smoothly when they exit high school. These students need a formal transition planning process to assist them. Some important decisions that need to be made are whether students will go to college or receive a type of job training, and where they will live. The research study investigated what special education teachers know about resources for the transition of students who have a mild or moderate disability from high school to adult life. Results show that teachers who teach ...


Behavior Strategies That Promote Academic Achievement For Students With Emotional And Behavioral Disorders Within The Inclusive Classrooms, Jenna Rios 2016 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Behavior Strategies That Promote Academic Achievement For Students With Emotional And Behavioral Disorders Within The Inclusive Classrooms, Jenna Rios

Other Graduate Research

This research study addresses how general education teachers can effectively teach students with emotional and behavioral disorders. When teachers use effective instructional practices that promote positive teacher-student interactions and a positive classroom climate, they are minimizing problem behaviors in the classroom (Conroy, 2012). The four research based strategies that this project focuses on are: Positive Praise, self monitoring, token economies, and positive behavioral interventions and supports. Teachers do not feel prepared and are overwhelmed by the number of behavior challenges they are faced with within the general education setting.


Using Video Modeling To Teach Vocational Tasks: Increasing The Job Skills Of Individuals With Special Needs, Mary M. Musacchio 2016 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Using Video Modeling To Teach Vocational Tasks: Increasing The Job Skills Of Individuals With Special Needs, Mary M. Musacchio

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

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