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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 ...


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 Florida International University

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.


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 ...


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

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 ...


Bibliotherapy: An Approach To Treating Mental Illness In The Classroom, Erin M. Curry 2014 Liberty University

Bibliotherapy: An Approach To Treating Mental Illness In The Classroom, Erin M. Curry

Senior Honors Theses

The prevalence of adolescent mental illness has increased at an alarming rate over the past two decades. Due to a lack of accessible mental health care and the stigmatization of mental illness, parents of children with these disorders are often reluctant to seek help. These children often resort to negative self-coping methods among which include substance abuse, violence, and suicide. These negative self-coping methods have a harmful, lasting impact on the individual as well as the surrounding community.

Bibliotherapy, which harnesses the meditative power of books, can teach helpful coping skills to students with mental illness. When effectively utilized in ...


Each One, Teach One: A Blackprint For Mentoring Postsecondary “Twice Exceptional” Student Scholars In “Search Of Education, Elevation And Knowledge”, Selena T. Rodgers, Tiffany Cudjoe 2014 Fayetteville State University

Each One, Teach One: A Blackprint For Mentoring Postsecondary “Twice Exceptional” Student Scholars In “Search Of Education, Elevation And Knowledge”, Selena T. Rodgers, Tiffany Cudjoe

Journal of Research Initiatives

Through the prism of a faculty-student mentoring relationship, this article highlights best practices to gain insight into resources for “twice exceptional” student scholars. Practical application stands at a position of intersecting domains—changing the tapestry of scholarly service and undergraduate research mentoring, and as an Each One, Teach One black-print model for mentoring. The article concludes with recommendations for best practices for post secondary mentors, educators, and counselors invested in developing student scholars in Search of Education, Elevation, and Knowledge.


Special Educators Speak Out On Co-Teaching Knowledge And Skills, Cynthia Shamberger, Kendra Williamson-Henriques, Noran Moffett, Yolanda Brownlee-Williams 2014 Fayetteville State University

Special Educators Speak Out On Co-Teaching Knowledge And Skills, Cynthia Shamberger, Kendra Williamson-Henriques, Noran Moffett, Yolanda Brownlee-Williams

Journal of Research Initiatives

This study explored practices and attitudes of special educators from various states around the country regarding what they consider to be the most important elements for effective co-teaching. Results indicated that co-planning, communication skills, and shared instruction were the most critical factors in effective co-teaching. Professional development was found to be the most common way that participants gained co-teaching knowledge and skill. Future implications for research suggest that teacher preparation programs and districts use e-learning to support pre-service and in-service programs and initiatives related to co-teaching.

Future implications for research suggest that teacher preparation programs and districts use e-learning to ...


Aquinas On Inclusion: Using The Good Doctor And Catholic Social Teaching To Build A Moral Case For Inclusion In Catholic Schools For Children With Special Needs, Mary Carlson 2014 Loyola Marymount University and Loyola Law School

Aquinas On Inclusion: Using The Good Doctor And Catholic Social Teaching To Build A Moral Case For Inclusion In Catholic Schools For Children With Special Needs, Mary Carlson

Journal of Catholic Education

This article discusses the present status of students with disabilities in Catholic schools. It then builds the case, based upon the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas and Catholic Social Teaching, that Catholic Schools, to remain true to Church teachings, must offer special educational services. The article concludes with recommendations for research and practice related to inclusion in Catholic schools.

Résumé
St Thomas d’Aquin sur l’inclusion scolaire : Montrer le bien-fondé moral de l’inclusion des enfants handicapés dans les écoles catholiques en utilisant l’enseignement du docteur de la foi et de la doctrine sociale catholique

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Using Video Prompting To Teach High School Students With Moderate Intellectual Disabilities A Vocational Skill With A Portable Video Delivery System Employing A Qualitative Case Study, John Newman 2014 Liberty University

Using Video Prompting To Teach High School Students With Moderate Intellectual Disabilities A Vocational Skill With A Portable Video Delivery System Employing A Qualitative Case Study, John Newman

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of portable video devices in the delivery of video content using video prompting to teach functional life skills to three high school students with moderate intellectual disabilities. The theoretical frameworks of the social learning theory, anchored instruction, and situated cognition show promise as the foundation of the development of specialized curricula to improve students' functioning in adaptive behavior skills. The study utilized a qualitative case study approach, using a multiple-probe across tasks and a single-subject design to obtain quantitative data as the first data collection strategy for a qualitative case ...


Child Maltreatment: What Attitudinal Factors Of Commitment, Confidence, And Concern Predict Reporting Practices Of Preservice Speech-Language Pathologists?, Alan Smith 2014 Liberty University

Child Maltreatment: What Attitudinal Factors Of Commitment, Confidence, And Concern Predict Reporting Practices Of Preservice Speech-Language Pathologists?, Alan Smith

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The pervasiveness of child maltreatment is a global issue, although its impact on the United States is markedly severe. The mortality rate for children four years of age and younger continues to rise annually, with an especially alarming increase present for children with disabilities. Although inservice and preservice educators, including speech-language pathologists, are mandated to report suspected maltreatment, several obstacles appear to hinder their actions. Understanding the factors that predict an individuals' likelihood of reporting malfeasance may help minimize maltreatment occurrence and child mortality. Preservice speech- language pathologists attending accredited programs in the United States were surveyed regarding their attitudes ...


Screening And Diagnostic Validity Of Affinity 2.5, Heather Lynn Stephenson 2014 Brigham Young University

Screening And Diagnostic Validity Of Affinity 2.5, Heather Lynn Stephenson

All Theses and Dissertations

Affinity 2.5 is a computer-based instrument designed to assess sexual interest using viewing-time measures. Viewing-time measures of sexual interest have been developed to identify individuals with deviant sexual interest. The purpose of this study is to examine the validity of Affinity 2.5 in screening and diagnosing individuals with sexually deviant interests. This study used viewing time profiles of known sexual offenders compared to norm-referenced profiles of an exclusively heterosexual, non-pedophilic college population. Participants were 155 males and 3 females who had sexually offended against children and 63 male and 84 female non-offender college students. Results show that 43 ...


Canadian University Early Admission Policies For Gifted And Talented Students, Waldemar P. Kruszynski 2014 Western University

Canadian University Early Admission Policies For Gifted And Talented Students, Waldemar P. Kruszynski

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Early entrance/admission to university (i.e., between two and four years before the usual age of admission) can provide multiple benefits for gifted and talented secondary school students. For these students, early university entrance/admission may be a key way to extend their intellectual capacities, capacities that they would not be able to achieve otherwise (Gross & van Vliet, 2005). Many researchers have argued that gifted and talented students not only show exceptional uniqueness in their extended intellectual and cognitive potential (Noble & Childers, 2008), but also, they demonstrate enhanced creativity and curiosity (Noble et al., 2007). Therefore, the primary problem ...


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