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Drama Therapy Interventions That Support Students With Asd During Covid-19, Olivia Reyes 2022 Lesley University

Drama Therapy Interventions That Support Students With Asd During Covid-19, Olivia Reyes

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that began in December 2019, many people experienced traumatic losses, environmental stressors, and overall daily challenges. One of the populations most at risk during this time were those with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Those with mental health illness and developmental differences are experiencing the pandemic in different ways. Individuals with ASD tend to have both developmental differences and mental health challenges that motivate individuals to seek medicinal and therapeutic help, along with other services to support their daily needs. This literature review addresses the negative and positive impacts COVID-19 has had on the ...


In This Together- A Collaborative Family Support Group Project, Gena Dempsey 2021 Minnesota State University Moorhead

In This Together- A Collaborative Family Support Group Project, Gena Dempsey

Dissertations, Theses, and Projects

Abstract

According to a recent United Nations report, “the COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion learners in more than 190 countries and all continents. Closures of schools and other learning spaces have impacted 94 percent of the world’s student population, up to 99 percent in low and lower-middle-income countries” (United Nations Policy Brief, 2020). The closing of schools and distance learning has disrupted the communication and collaboration between families and school staff in our local communities, causing damage to parent and teacher partnerships. The need is great to ...


Challenging Behavior In The Classroom: Effective Strategies To Implement To Support The Needs Of All Learners In The Early Childhood Special Education Setting, Kassandra Otto 2021 Minnesota State University Moorhead

Challenging Behavior In The Classroom: Effective Strategies To Implement To Support The Needs Of All Learners In The Early Childhood Special Education Setting, Kassandra Otto

Dissertations, Theses, and Projects

When examining how to meet the needs of children in the Early Childhood Special Education classroom with challenging behaviors, an essential component is addressing the behavior at an early age and preventing challenging behavior in young children. Setting up a classroom environment conductive to learning is essential (Alter & Conroy, 2005). Creating a positive teacher-student relationship creates mutual respect (McGuire, 2017). How educators respond to challenging behavior reflects the overall classroom environment (Strain, 2017). Literature was reviewed in two disability categories, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Emotional Behavioral Disorder (EBD), focusing on challenging behaviors in the Early Childhood Special Education setting ...


Computer-Based Training For Mswo Preference Assessment With Paraprofessionals In A Self-Contained Special Education Classroom, Megan Robertson 2021 Utah State University

Computer-Based Training For Mswo Preference Assessment With Paraprofessionals In A Self-Contained Special Education Classroom, Megan Robertson

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Special educators are required to train the staff who work in their rooms to be competent in working with students with severe disabilities. Oftentimes these special educators do not have enough time to adequately train the staff and this often results in a high turnover rate and frustrated staff. This study looked at the effects of using a video model to train staff to complete a multiple stimulus without replacement assessment which identifies a student’s preferences. These preferences can then be used for a student to earn throughout their school day. The participants were paraprofessionals who work in a ...


An Artificial Intelligence Tool For Accessible Science Education, Jacob D. Watters, April Hill Dr., Melissa Weinrich Dr., Cary Supalo, Feng Jiang Dr. 2021 Metropolitan State University of Denver

An Artificial Intelligence Tool For Accessible Science Education, Jacob D. Watters, April Hill Dr., Melissa Weinrich Dr., Cary Supalo, Feng Jiang Dr.

Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

One of the most important issues in accessible science education is creating a laboratory workspace accessible to blind students or students with visual impairments (VI). Although these students are often provided access to the science lectures, they are usually denied full participation in hands-on laboratory work. Current solutions to this problem focus on providing special accommodations such as asking sighted lab partners to complete the hands-on work. Although the accessibility of laboratory devices in modern science education has been improved in recent years, students with VI often remain passive learners. In this work, we developed a new artificial intelligence tool ...


Making Scientific And Technical Materials Pervasively Accessible, Jason J.G. White 2021 Educational Testing Service

Making Scientific And Technical Materials Pervasively Accessible, Jason J.G. White

Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

In this paper, the question is explored of what policies, standards and practices are desirable to ensure that hardware, software and publications in the sciences and associated disciplines are created from the outset to be accessible to people with disabilities. Insight into this question can be obtained by considering the unique accessibility challenges that these materials pose, including complexities of notation, language, and graphical representation.

Having analyzed what sets this problem apart from broader issues of accessibility, the advantages and limitations of current international standards are reviewed, and contemporary developments in standards and policies are considered from a strategic perspective ...


The Perceptions Of Teachers Of Students With Visual Impairments On Students With Visual Impairments And Graphing: How To Teach, Ashley N. Nashleanas Ph.D. 2021 Independence Science, Inc.

The Perceptions Of Teachers Of Students With Visual Impairments On Students With Visual Impairments And Graphing: How To Teach, Ashley N. Nashleanas Ph.D.

Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

Many gaps exist in what is known around teaching students with visual impairments (SVI) about how to use graphs (Rosenblum et al., 2018; Rosenblum & Herzberg, 2015; Zebehazy & Wilton, 2014a;2014b;2014c). When teachers first experience a student with a visual impairment, some of the questions that come to mind are: How can I be sure this student understands what I am saying about these graphs I show on the board? Will this student be able to keep up? The study herein, based on findings from Author (2018), serves as a guide for teachers to consider in the case that SVI enroll in their STEM ...


The Playground: An Online Summer Camp For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Children, Emma Monson, Krista Schumacher, AnnMarie Thomas 2021 University of St. Thomas, Minnesota

The Playground: An Online Summer Camp For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Children, Emma Monson, Krista Schumacher, Annmarie Thomas

Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

The PLAYground summer camp was developed by the Playful Learning Lab (PLL) at the University of St. Thomas, an undergraduate research group with a focus on learning through play. Through a partnership with a local school serving deaf and hard of hearing students, the PLAYground was designed to provide content to the deaf and hard of hearing community. Over the course of 8 weeks, 84 students were provided with materials that correspond with activities on the website. Each activity is accompanied with a lesson plan and video, both of which are available in English, American Sign Language, Spanish, and Arabic ...


Field-Based Experiences In Special Education Teacher Training: What Teacher Educators Do (And Should Do), Michelle Simmons, Laurie A. Sharp 2021 West Texas A&M University

Field-Based Experiences In Special Education Teacher Training: What Teacher Educators Do (And Should Do), Michelle Simmons, Laurie A. Sharp

Journal of Research Initiatives

Beginning teachers face a wide array of challenges in today’s PreK-12 classrooms. These challenges are magnified for beginning special education teachers who must meet the needs of an extremely diverse student population. To prepare beginning special education teachers for classroom realities, teacher educators must recognize and use high-leverage preparation practices in coursework and field-based experiences during teacher training. The goal of the present study was to conduct a state-level analysis that examined ways in which teacher educators implemented field-based experiences with preservice special education teachers. A cross-sectional survey research design was used to gather qualitative data from a sample ...


Acculturation Stress, Covid-19 Outbreak, And Academic Burnout On The Psychological Well-Being Of Asian Students, Georgekutty Kochuchakkalackal Kuriala 2021 Emilio Aguinaldo College

Acculturation Stress, Covid-19 Outbreak, And Academic Burnout On The Psychological Well-Being Of Asian Students, Georgekutty Kochuchakkalackal Kuriala

Journal of Research Initiatives

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) endemic is growing exponentially in the whole world. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus responsible for causing COVID-19 disease, which is highly infectious and lethal. Acculturation stress originates from attempts by individuals to resolve the differences between their culture of origin and the dominant culture. In addition, the process of acculturation often is accompanied by several stressful psycho-social experiences, personal and institutional discrimination, leaving family and friends behind in the country of origin, and the stressor of learning a new language. Moreover, with the soaring trends in globalization, people ought to seek a highly competitive and world-class education to ...


Perceptions Of General Education And Special Education Teachers Towards Inclusion: A Quantitative Study, Charity Leigh Kinneer 2021 Liberty University

Perceptions Of General Education And Special Education Teachers Towards Inclusion: A Quantitative Study, Charity Leigh Kinneer

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

This study examined the attitudes of general education teachers and special education teacher of the inclusion classroom in the middle and high school levels. Using casual- comparative and survey methodology, the level of agreement or disagreement of these teachers’ attitudes towards the inclusive procedures was assessed in four areas: Planning, Classroom/School Environment, Collaboration/Team Partners, and Resources/Supports/Professional Development. The survey measured general education teachers and special education teachers in the middle and high school levels using a 19- item, five-point Likert scale. To address the research questions, an ANOVA was initially proposed. However, due to the low ...


The 5-Dimensional Model: A Tangible Framework For Differentiation, Anssi Roiha, Jerker Polso 2021 University of Turku, Finland

The 5-Dimensional Model: A Tangible Framework For Differentiation, Anssi Roiha, Jerker Polso

Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation

Differentiation has become an indispensable teaching approach to meet the needs of diverse learners, and has thus garnered a lot of attention, particularly on a theoretical level. This has resulted in an abundance of differentiation models and frameworks. Despite the attention given to differentiation, most teachers still seem to struggle with implementing it in practice. The previous models have therefore failed to provide teachers with a clear and easy-to-use framework for differentiation. For this reason, we have created the 5-dimensional (5D) model of differentiation which aims to be a more accessible and tangible model than the existing ones. The model ...


Using Disability Studies In Education (Dse) And Professional Development Schools (Pds) To Implement Inclusive Practices, Brent Elder, Lesa Givens, Andrea LoCastro, Lisa Rencher 2021 Rowan University

Using Disability Studies In Education (Dse) And Professional Development Schools (Pds) To Implement Inclusive Practices, Brent Elder, Lesa Givens, Andrea Locastro, Lisa Rencher

College of Education Faculty Scholarship

This article highlights ways in which disability studies in education (dse) and professional development school (pds) partnerships can be used to provide students with disability labels more access to inclusive classrooms. The authors of this qualitative exploratory case study interviewed 16 teacher and administration pds steering committee members to better understand how students with disability labels could be supported through the development and implementation of dse-informed inclusive practices. The findings indicate that instituting proactive communication structures, providing ongoing dse-informed professional development to teachers, administration, and staff, and teachers taking inclusive action increased the number of students with disability labels accessing ...


Examining The Effectiveness Of An Intervention Package That Combines Behavior Contract And Token Economy In Decreasing Out-Of-Seat Behaviors In Students With Emotional And Behavioral Disorders In Saudi Arabia, Manal Alsheef 2021 Duquesne University

Examining The Effectiveness Of An Intervention Package That Combines Behavior Contract And Token Economy In Decreasing Out-Of-Seat Behaviors In Students With Emotional And Behavioral Disorders In Saudi Arabia, Manal Alsheef

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) often exhibit disruptive behaviors in classroom, including out-of-seat behaviors, which have been found to negatively affect their overall academic achievement and social interactions and relationships with parents, typically developing peers and teachers, and increase the likelihood of being suspended or dropping out of school. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of an intervention package that included behavior contract and token economy on out-of-seat behaviors in three elementary school students with EBD (aged 7 and 8) in Saudi Arabia, where the effects of this intervention package has not been studied ...


The Effects Of A Treatment Package Of Video Self-Modeling And Phrase Drill Intervention On Improving The Reading Fluency In Students With Asd, Maha Alghamdi 2021 Duquesne University

The Effects Of A Treatment Package Of Video Self-Modeling And Phrase Drill Intervention On Improving The Reading Fluency In Students With Asd, Maha Alghamdi

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

As the incidence rate of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Saudi Arabia appears to increase, the need for evidence-based reading interventions that focus on the reading development of students with ASD increases. Reading fluency has been identified as a critical component of reading development and has been consistently linked with reading proficiency. Interventions to promote reading fluency in schools in Saudi Arabia have focused on promoting the literacy attainment of typically developed students, disregarding students with disabilities. In this study, a treatment package of video-self modeling and phrase drill has been used to improve the students reading fluency ...


School Choice Considerations Of Black Parents Of Students With Dis/Abilities, Jaleah Robinson 2021 Duquesne University

School Choice Considerations Of Black Parents Of Students With Dis/Abilities, Jaleah Robinson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Forty-four states and Washington, D.C. have passed legislation to expand school choice options for students and families (Cardine, 2019). In addition to a student’s assigned neighborhood school, one may enact choice by way of tax credits, charter schools, vouchers, relocation, and through other means, depending on where one lives. The act of choosing a school has been simplified by some to economic principles of competition and consumer satisfaction. What research has shown, however, is enacting school choice is much more complex and commonly intertwined with concepts of race, class, and ability (Ellison & Aloe, 2019). Academic quality (Mavrogordato & Stein ...


Teaching Writing Strategies To Students Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing, Kyrie Kellogg 2021 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Teaching Writing Strategies To Students Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing, Kyrie Kellogg

Public Access Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research from the College of Education and Human Sciences

Students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) may access language differently than their typical hearing peers, or they may require additional supports and accommodations. This can lead to differences in communication modes and styles that can make communication and language development difficult, which can impact reading and writing skills. When their specific writing concerns are addressed, writing offers these students another outlet to express their ideas, share thoughts, and engage in meaningful communication with others. The purpose of this study was to examine whether Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) persuasive writing strategies would help improve writing length and quality ...


Teachers’ Perceptions About Primary School Students With Learning Disabilities Problems With Receptive And Expressive Language In Al Madinah Region, Dr. Yasir Ayed Alsamiri, Dr. Samer Abdualhameed Alhassani 2021 University of Ha'il

Teachers’ Perceptions About Primary School Students With Learning Disabilities Problems With Receptive And Expressive Language In Al Madinah Region, Dr. Yasir Ayed Alsamiri, Dr. Samer Abdualhameed Alhassani

International Journal for Research in Education

The aim of the study was to identify problems with receptive and expressive language among primary-school students with learning disabilities, as perceived by teachers in the region of Al Madinah. The study also aimed to identify the different levels of teachers’ awareness of the problems of receptive and expressive language among such students, and the effect of teachers’ gender, amount of experience, and academic specialization. The study sample consisted of 97 male and 94 female teachers in the region of Al Madinah. The participants responded to a survey consisting of 25 items, including 15 items to identify problems with receiving ...


Barriers Of Using A Participatory Writing Strategy In Developing Writing Skills For Students With Writing Disabilities From The Viewpoint Of Learning Disability Teachers In The Kingdom Of Bahrain, MOHAMMED A. ALFARHAN, Mahmoud M. Abu Gadou 2021 Ministry of Education, Dhahran Schools, Saudi Arabia

Barriers Of Using A Participatory Writing Strategy In Developing Writing Skills For Students With Writing Disabilities From The Viewpoint Of Learning Disability Teachers In The Kingdom Of Bahrain, Mohammed A. Alfarhan, Mahmoud M. Abu Gadou

International Journal for Research in Education

This study aimed to identify obstacles when using a participatory writing strategy to develop the writing skills for those with writing disabilities from the viewpoint of teachers with learning disabilities in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The study sample consisted of 54 teachers and educational supervisors. The participants responded to a questionnaire to assess the level of the obstacles. The results showed a high level of obstacles in the participatory writing strategy related to the student. Comparing the three dimensions of these obstacles proved that the level of the knowledge obstacles was the highest, followed by the developmental obstacles, then, the ...


Advances In Global Education And Research: Volume 4, Waynne B. James, Cihan Cobanoglu, Muhittin Cavusoglu 2021 University of South Florida

Advances In Global Education And Research: Volume 4, Waynne B. James, Cihan Cobanoglu, Muhittin Cavusoglu

University of South Florida M3 Center Publishing

This is the fourth volume of the Advances in Global Education and Research Book Series. This volume has the following parts:

  • Part 1: Adult Education
  • Part 2: Curriculum and Instruction Development
  • Part 3: Educational Technology
  • Part 4: Education in Other Specialties
  • Part 5: English as a Second Language
  • Part 6: Global Competence
  • Part 7: Higher Education and Educational Leadership
  • Part 8: Inclusive Education
  • Part 9: International Education
  • Part 10: PreK-12
  • Part 11: Research Methods in Education

ISBN: 978-1-955833-04-2

Adult Education


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