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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

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The Gift That Can Save Lives: Teaching Black Students To Become Good Readers, Gail L. Thompson, Cynthia T. Shamberger 2015 Fayetteville State University

The Gift That Can Save Lives: Teaching Black Students To Become Good Readers, Gail L. Thompson, Cynthia T. Shamberger

Journal of Research Initiatives

This article provides a critical look at the historical barriers to learning for African American students attending public schools. It includes an emphasis on the negative school experiences of Black students, as well as statistics on the academic performance of the Black student population. Strategic tools to help educators address the unique needs of Black students and ways of engaging parents to support the academic progress of their children are included.


Delayed Gratification Behavior Among Elementary School Children: An Intervention Model, Nadine A. Joseph 2015 University of the Southern Caribbean

Delayed Gratification Behavior Among Elementary School Children: An Intervention Model, Nadine A. Joseph

Journal of Research Initiatives

In the 1960s, Walter Mischel conducted the first study on delayed gratification behavior (Goleman, 1995; Mischel, Shoda & Rodriquez, 1989). Since then, many other follow-up studies have been done to prove what sociologists call ‘the delayed gratification pattern’ (see Funder, Block & Block; Logue & Chavarro 1992). These studies propose that participants who are able to delay gratification around of the age of four were better adjusted and more dependable during their adult lives. Studies conducted to assist participants who were unable to delay gratification could not be uncovered. In this study, researchers invited parents and teachers to use intervention techniques over a one school year period to shape waiting behavior among 100 first year elementary school children who were unable to delay gratification for 20 minutes ...


Research-Based Strategies For Students With Learning Disabilities: Focus On Phonics And Fluency, Robyn Fox 2015 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Research-Based Strategies For Students With Learning Disabilities: Focus On Phonics And Fluency, Robyn Fox

Other Graduate Research

Studies have shown that using research-based strategies for teaching phonics and fluency improve outcomes for students with learning disabilities. The availability and usability of research-based strategies are also in question. The purpose of this study is two-fold; (1) investigating teachers’ understanding and uses of research-based strategies in phonics and fluency for students with learning disabilities and (2) creating a handbook for teachers to use to better educate students with learning disabilities struggling in the areas of phonics and fluency. A qualitative research design utilizing a survey of elementary teachers from a Mid-Western state was used in this study. The survey ...


Strategies For Beginning College Students With Disabilities For The Successful College Experience, Kate S. Jones 2015 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Strategies For Beginning College Students With Disabilities For The Successful College Experience, Kate S. Jones

Other Graduate Research

This special project is a handbook with strategies for beginning college students with disabilities for the successful college experience. These students with disabilities do not need to learn through trial and error. This handbook can help guide them as they go through the difficult change college brings. In order to create this handbook, an extensive literature review was conducted and research was done through a survey. The purpose of this survey was to determine what college students with disabilities know about strategies and information that will assist them as they strive to have a successful college experience. The survey covered ...


The Effectiveness Of Self-Regulating Strategies On On-Task Behaviors Of A Student With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dana L. Muehl 2015 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

The Effectiveness Of Self-Regulating Strategies On On-Task Behaviors Of A Student With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dana L. Muehl

Other Graduate Research

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been on the rise over the past ten years, increasing to approximately eleven percent of the student population. While teachers work to manage the difficult behaviors, many recognize the benefits of teaching students to regulate their own behaviors. Self-regulating is an effective strategy to address academic and behavior challenges in students including those with ADHD. Self-regulating has been found to be successful in bringing about more on-task behaviors for students as well as creating an environment that requires less teacher monitoring of behaviors. Through self-regulating, students become aware of their own behaviors and learn ...


Differentiated Math Instruction: Instruction That Incorporates The Common Core State Standards And Effectively Addresses The Needs Of Sixth Grade Students. A Self-Study., Nicole A. Cubiotti 2015 The College at Brockport

Differentiated Math Instruction: Instruction That Incorporates The Common Core State Standards And Effectively Addresses The Needs Of Sixth Grade Students. A Self-Study., Nicole A. Cubiotti

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

My capstone was a self-study conducted in a sixth grade 15:1 classroom. The purpose of my research was to determine how to incorporate the Common Core State Standards for math and effectively meet the needs of sixth grade students with different levels of abilities. Different strategies and interventions were used in the classroom during one hour class period and then were reflected into a journal to document the experience.


The Affects Of Executive Functions In Children With Adhd And The Impact On Their Literacy Development, Nicole Pettrone 2015 The College at Brockport

The Affects Of Executive Functions In Children With Adhd And The Impact On Their Literacy Development, Nicole Pettrone

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

In education, there have been an increase number of students who are diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). Although not all students with ADHD demonstrate executive function deficits, it’s been proven executive function deficits typically affect students with ADHD and their academic performance. Using a group of three fourth grade participants, the current study examines students with ADHD and how executive functions affect their literacy development in their regular classroom and how teachers can employ techniques and strategies to help bridge this gap. The results suggest students diagnosed with ADHD struggle with executive function development. Moreover, with implementation ...


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 ...


Randall Lynn Wright—A Tribute To A Colleague And Friend, Carolyn Eggleston, Thom Gehring 2015 California State University San Bernardino

Randall Lynn Wright—A Tribute To A Colleague And Friend, Carolyn Eggleston, Thom Gehring

Wisdom in Education

A tribute to Professor Randall Lynn Wright who died in October 2014.


The Effects Of Expository Text Structure Instruction On The Reading Outcomes Of 4th And 5th Graders Experiencing Reading Difficulties, Janet J. Bohaty 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Effects Of Expository Text Structure Instruction On The Reading Outcomes Of 4th And 5th Graders Experiencing Reading Difficulties, Janet J. Bohaty

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

The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of a standard protocol supplemental expository text structure intervention (i.e., Structures) on 45 4th and 5th graders experiencing reading difficulties. Students were enrolled in six K-8 parochial schools located in a Midwestern suburban city. Within classrooms, students were randomly assigned to Structures intervention or a business-as-usual control condition. Students in the Structures condition were taught to identify and discriminate among the five text structures used by authors of expository text (Meyer, 1975, 1985): description, sequence, cause/effect, compare/contrast, and problem/solution. Students in the business-as-usual control ...


Helping Parents Navigate Occupational Therapy In The Iep Process, Noelle Bakken, Kelly Calton, Molly Hyland, Shannon Landau 2015 Dominican University of California

Helping Parents Navigate Occupational Therapy In The Iep Process, Noelle Bakken, Kelly Calton, Molly Hyland, Shannon Landau

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

At the request of Matrix Parent Network and the Marin Autism Collaborative, the project developers have gathered information in order to help parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) better understand Occupational Therapy (OT) in the school setting. The development of the resource guide consisted of three needs assessments to identify areas of occupational therapy in which parents required further clarification. After meeting with the director of parent services from Matrix Parent Network, and receiving the online survey results from twenty-eight parents in Marin County, who have children with ASD, the project developers identified areas of OT to focus ...


A Multi-Case Study Examining Co-Teaching Approaches And Practices In High School Mathematics And Literature/Composition Classes, Patti A. Cleaveland 2015 Liberty University

A Multi-Case Study Examining Co-Teaching Approaches And Practices In High School Mathematics And Literature/Composition Classes, Patti A. Cleaveland

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Special education provides a variety of instructional models to ensure the success of students with disabilities. The increasingly utilized model of co-teaching allows students with disabilities access to the general education environment with the support of special education teachers. The co-teaching model consists of one general and one special education teacher who work together to ensure the success of both the special education and general education students. This qualitative study investigated and explained the co-teaching approaches and practices used by co-teaching partners participating in the academic areas of literature/composition and mathematics classes at the high school level. A multiple ...


Stories From Nejapa, Kathleen Van Tol 2015 Dordt College

Stories From Nejapa, Kathleen Van Tol

Faculty Work: Comprehensive List

"A word picture of what inclusion looks like at the Nicaragua Christian Academy – Nejapa."

Posting about one teacher’s work with inclusive education 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/stories-from-nejapa/


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 ...


Teachers’ Interaction With A Young Child With Asd To Support Language And Communication Skills Development: Comparing Ipad And Non-Ipad Use, Saeed Almalki 2015 University of Northern Iowa

Teachers’ Interaction With A Young Child With Asd To Support Language And Communication Skills Development: Comparing Ipad And Non-Ipad Use, Saeed Almalki

Annual Graduate Student Symposium

The purpose of this study was investigating teachers’ interaction with a young child with ASD when they were using iPad to support language and communication skills development. A manipulation-free design was applied. Business-as-usual classroom interaction was analyzed. Utterances were divided into two conditions (iPad-use and non-iPad-use) to compare effectiveness on supporting the child’s engagement in teacher-child interaction. In addition, interviews with teachers were conducted to collect more information about their own perspectives regarding iPad use with the student with ASD. Results of the study indicate that child-teacher joint attention and teachers’ verbal assistance happened more frequently when iPad was ...


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