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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.


Cognitive Function And The Administration Of A Writing Strategy Compendium Incorporating Autobiographical Recall And Art, Jonnie Sue Cleveland 2015 The University of Southern Mississippi

Cognitive Function And The Administration Of A Writing Strategy Compendium Incorporating Autobiographical Recall And Art, Jonnie Sue Cleveland

Dissertations

The ability to write is vital in many academic areas (U.S. Department of Education, 2011). Roughly 70 percent of U. S. students in a representative sampling during 2010 (grades 8 and 12) scored only at the Basic (fractional grasp of prerequisite information and abilities) level and below (U.S. Department of Education, 2011).

Fifty-four percent of students in the eighth grade and 52 percent of students in the twelfth grade in the United States scored at the Basic level. Another 20 percent of students in the eight grade and 21percent of students in the twelfth grade scored below the ...


Analysis Of Data On The Effect Of Early Intervention For Children On The Autism Spectrum, Catherine R. Maxwell Dumont 2015 Dominican University of California

Analysis Of Data On The Effect Of Early Intervention For Children On The Autism Spectrum, Catherine R. Maxwell Dumont

Scholarly and Creative Works Conference

Early Intervention promotes preschool age children, identified on the autism spectrum, with increased independence and positive social skills in the classroom. Preschool children who do not have access to such programs tend to display negative and socially inappropriate behavior, such as acts of aggression, withdrawal, and inability to attend to lessons. Lovaas as cited in Eikeseth and Smith (2011) is referred to as the pioneer of Early Intervention, who dedicated almost fifty years of his life to improving the lives of families among the autism community. Lovaas’ studies were the first documented to indicate that children who received early intensive ...


Giving A Voice To Parent/Guardians/Caregivers Od Students With Special Needs Within The K-12 Education System In A Suburban School District, Sara Cofiell 2015 Dominican University of California

Giving A Voice To Parent/Guardians/Caregivers Od Students With Special Needs Within The K-12 Education System In A Suburban School District, Sara Cofiell

Scholarly and Creative Works Conference

Parents/guardians and caregivers who have children enrolled within support programs such as speech, OT, specialized support instruction, etc., may not fully comprehend the importance of the role they play in supporting their child’s education. Often they show up to their child's annual IEP (Individualized Education Program) and listen in silence. They may feel it is impossible to comprehend the process and/or the language used in the meeting, leaving parents/guardians and caregivers voiceless and at a loss as how to serve as an advocate for their child. “Almost 30 years of research and experience has demonstrated ...


Resource Program Model For Students With Special Needs In A Local Catholic K-8 School Setting, Allison A. Pheatt 2015 Dominican University of California

Resource Program Model For Students With Special Needs In A Local Catholic K-8 School Setting, Allison A. Pheatt

Scholarly and Creative Works Conference

Many students with special needs are enrolled in private, Catholic schools and are included in the general education classroom. In most cases, these schools do not have the necessary resources or information on how best to serve these students. The purpose of this study is to document strategies and services that can be implemented in a resource model for a private, Catholic school K-8 setting to serve students with special needs.

A review of the literature revealed that teachers in a Catholic school setting, as well as parents, are not aware of how to work with and best serve students ...


From Adhd To Substance Abuse; Perspectives From Recovering Addicts, Elena Potovsky 2015 Dominican University of California

From Adhd To Substance Abuse; Perspectives From Recovering Addicts, Elena Potovsky

Scholarly and Creative Works Conference

Abstract People who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are often at high risk of becoming substance abusers. Recovering addicts with both conditions provide a unique perspective on this phenomenon by sharing their insight. When a diagnosis is determined for a school age child, the Special Education teams mainly focus on the most obvious problems that occur with ADHD: executive function issues, reading and writing impairments, and disruptive behavior. They may not realize how common it is for those identified with ADHD to also become substance abusers, particularly due to school performance problems and difficulties in social adaptation. The literature ...


Co-Teaching Using The Common Core State Standards In A Secondary Mathematics Classroom, Stacy M. Adams 2015 The College at Brockport

Co-Teaching Using The Common Core State Standards In A Secondary Mathematics Classroom, Stacy M. Adams

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

In schools today, mathematics teachers are faced with the challenge to educate all students. Additionally, teachers are also being asked to implement the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that were adopted by New York State in 2010. With the recent adoption of the CCSS and the rising number of students with disabilities, collaboration between mathematics and special education teachers is essential to meet the diverse academic needs of all students. Many schools are now implementing co-teaching so that teachers can share their expertise and work collaboratively towards the success of all students in the general education classroom. This research ...


Piecing The Puzzle Together With The Use Of Physical Therapy, Mikayla Pruitt 2015 Bowling Green State University

Piecing The Puzzle Together With The Use Of Physical Therapy, Mikayla Pruitt

Honors Projects

For my Honors Project I decided to create a set of exercise cards for children with autism. The front of each card had a picture symbolizing the exercise/activity, and on the back included directions, supplies and tips to complete the activity. The following is a selection of a few exercise cards from each of the four exercise sections, as well as the title card, table of contents cards, information cards, and source cards.


Education For All, Kathleen Van Tol 2015 Dordt College

Education For All, Kathleen Van Tol

Faculty Work

"In Nicaragua, teachers do not have the option of sending their students to the special education classroom to work on a particular skill or activity. Just as there are no educational assistants, there are no special education classrooms and no special education teachers."

Posting about one teacher’s goal to bring inclusive education available to all schools in Nicaragua from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/education-for-all/


H. O. N. E. S. T. Teaching, Jamie Vancleve, Sharon Petteys 2015 Patriot Elementary Lee County Schools

H. O. N. E. S. T. Teaching, Jamie Vancleve, Sharon Petteys

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

It’s time to get real with HONEST Teaching.

This frank approach takes the excuses out of the classroom and places the focus back on learning. Teachers, counselors, or support staff that work with children of any socio-economics or learning abilities can benefit from HONEST Teaching.


Increasing Effective Service And Support For Students On The Autism Spectrum, Jacquelyn Urbani, Billye Brown, Colleen Arnold 2015 Department of Education, Dominican University of California

Increasing Effective Service And Support For Students On The Autism Spectrum, Jacquelyn Urbani, Billye Brown, Colleen Arnold

Collected Faculty Scholarship

From a campus workshop focusing on how faculty can more effectively work with students with autism.


Bibliotherapy For Children Coping With A Loved One's Military Deployment: What Do Children's Books Tell Us?, Aimee Tubbs 2015 Brigham Young University - Provo

Bibliotherapy For Children Coping With A Loved One's Military Deployment: What Do Children's Books Tell Us?, Aimee Tubbs

All Theses and Dissertations

This study extracted descriptive information and analyzed content in 23 children's books related to military deployment using a coding instrument entitled, “Military Bibliotherapy Coding Instrument for Children's Books,” developed for this study. Additionally, the content from the books was compared to themes found in current research literature. The books were not as racially diverse as the military population. Books for black children are underrepresented with only 8% of books having black characters compared to the 16.9% black population in active duty military service. The most prevalent response to the deployment of a loved one described is sadness ...


Parent Perceptions Of Their Involvement In And The Effectiveness Of An Integrated Social Skills Program, Karen Burton 2015 Brigham Young University - Provo

Parent Perceptions Of Their Involvement In And The Effectiveness Of An Integrated Social Skills Program, Karen Burton

All Theses and Dissertations

Social and emotional learning is an important element in educating the whole child. When social skills are taught and reinforced in a school-wide model, which incorporates positive behavior support, both students and faculty experience a better learning environment. The Book in a Bag intervention invites parent volunteers to teach social skills in the classroom. Supplementing this school-wide intervention, parents also receive a monthly newsletter informing them of the identified social skill and recommending associated children's picture books, which further reinforce the skill.The purpose of this study was to determine parent perceptions on the effectiveness of the Book in ...


Curriculum Vitae Of Carol Kasworm, Carol Kasworm 2015 North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Curriculum Vitae Of Carol Kasworm, Carol Kasworm

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

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 ...


An Exploration Of The Use Of Functional Behavior Assessment And Noncontingent Reinforcement On Disruptive Behavior In Middle School General Education Classrooms, Melody C. Andreasen 2015 Utah State University

An Exploration Of The Use Of Functional Behavior Assessment And Noncontingent Reinforcement On Disruptive Behavior In Middle School General Education Classrooms, Melody C. Andreasen

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Teachers sometimes experience problems with disruptive behavior in their classrooms. These aberrant and socially mediated behaviors can be difficult for teachers to manage without the proper research-based skills and training. This project explored the effects of training general education classroom teachers to conduct a functional behavior assessment and deliver noncontingent reinforcement (NCR) for disruptive classroom behavior(s). Participants included four middle school general education teachers and four students who have been identified by each teacher as exhibiting disruptive behavior(s). Procedures included four hrs of teacher training on conducting functional behavior assessments and delivering NCR followed by a post-training questionnaire ...


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 ...


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 ...


The Facilitated Individualized Education Program Process: State Perspectives, Jennifer Wagner 2015 Clemson University

The Facilitated Individualized Education Program Process: State Perspectives, Jennifer Wagner

All Dissertations

Conflict between parents and school personnel continues to be an area of concern for students with disabilities, despite efforts by lawmakers to provide more parental input into the process of identification and continuation of special education services. Recent data suggest that unresolved conflict at the local level can cost a school district thousands of dollars to resolve the conflict in court, without consideration to the emotional costs that can be involved with this type of conflict resolution. Through mandates from IDEA 2004, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) strategies, such as facilitated individualized education program (FIEP) meetings, have been utilized to reduce ...


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