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Two Models For Evaluating Evidence-Based Practices In Autism, Jennifer Lee Suppo Ed.D. 2016 Seton Hill University

Two Models For Evaluating Evidence-Based Practices In Autism, Jennifer Lee Suppo Ed.D.

Journal of Research Initiatives

The search for evidence-based practices within the realm of autism has continued to be at the forefront of autism discussions in education. The author describes two models, CEC Practice Study Manual (2008) and the National Standards Report (National Autism Center, 2009), for evaluating interventions as evidence-based practices (EBP) in autism, and compares and contrasts their features. The author applies the National Standards Report model, as it is the most frequently used model when evaluating EBP’s, in an analysis of two interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) that are known to be EBPs, and applies the same model ...


Parents' And Teachers' Collaborative Perspective: An Input For A Model On Materials Development In A Multilingual Setting, Jane Kibla Lartec 2016 Saint Louis University, Baguio City, Philippines

Parents' And Teachers' Collaborative Perspective: An Input For A Model On Materials Development In A Multilingual Setting, Jane Kibla Lartec

Journal of Research Initiatives

This study explored the collaborative perspective of teachers and parents for materials development in a multilingual setting. Respondents were six parents and six teachers from the two of the pilot schools of Mother tongue based multilingual education in a melting pot city of different languages and cultures. The research design employed was qualitative to gain insights, explore the depth, richness and complexity inherent in the social or cultural phenomenon. Data were gathered from interviews with the aid of audio recorder and interview guide based on Malone (2007). The responses were transcribed and then categorized into themes according to similarities pertaining ...


Leadership For Millennials, Jerry Dale Jones, Catherine Elise Barrett 2016 Fayetteville State University

Leadership For Millennials, Jerry Dale Jones, Catherine Elise Barrett

Journal of Research Initiatives

Times have changed, and technological and societal changes have created a complex environment in American schools that can present significant challenges for school leaders. Different knowledge, skills, and attitudes are required that are starkly different from those reflected in past school administrations. Leading millennials requires a different approach to management that relies on a team concept to achieve school success in the 21st century.


The 'Rules Of Engagement': The Ethical Dimension Of Doctoral Research, Christopher Berg 2016 State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

The 'Rules Of Engagement': The Ethical Dimension Of Doctoral Research, Christopher Berg

Journal of Research Initiatives

The pursuit of a doctorate is a rite of passage that requires a student to successfully navigate the transition from “student” to “scholar.” One area of practice, however, that is often marginalized is the role of ethics. Though there is no formal coursework in ethics, its importance cannot be understated. This essay examines the conceptual role of ethics in doctoral research as both an individual reflective essay as well as a broader discussion of ethics in general. The ethical dimension considered is broken down into eight principles or ethical research and practice in doctoral research. The “Eight Ethical Principles” will ...


The Effect Of The Video Game Quizlet On The Acquisition Of Science Vocabulary For Children With Learning Disabilities, Deborah Ann Boyce 2016 Rowan University

The Effect Of The Video Game Quizlet On The Acquisition Of Science Vocabulary For Children With Learning Disabilities, Deborah Ann Boyce

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of the learning video game Quizlet on students with learning disabilities in the science classroom. Specifically this study investigated (a) student academic performance, (b) student on-task behavior, and (c) student satisfaction using the learning video game. Student academic performance was measured in terms of vocabulary acquisition, and student engagement was measured in relation to on-task behaviors. Seven middle school students, three female and four male participated in the study. A single subject design with ABABAB phases and maintenance data collection was utilized. Results show that all students increased their grades ...


Frustration And Task Avoidance In Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Lauren A. Vivar 2016 Florida International University

Frustration And Task Avoidance In Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Lauren A. Vivar

South Florida Education Research Conference

Frustration and task avoidance is seen often in classrooms that have students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of explicitly taught strategies for properly coping with frustration.


Strategies For Teaching English Language Learners With A Specific Learning Disability, Olga M. Torguet 2016 Florida International University

Strategies For Teaching English Language Learners With A Specific Learning Disability, Olga M. Torguet

South Florida Education Research Conference

This poster is related to students with disabilities who are English Language Learners (ELLs). It explores the effectiveness of implementing differentiated instructional strategies through multiple modalities in small groups.


Oral Reading Fluency And Comprehension, Shekeyla D. Roberts 2016 Florida International University

Oral Reading Fluency And Comprehension, Shekeyla D. Roberts

South Florida Education Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Using Ipads To Motivate Reluctant Readers During Literacy Instruction In Elementary School, Keri A. McCarthy 2016 Florida International Universty

Using Ipads To Motivate Reluctant Readers During Literacy Instruction In Elementary School, Keri A. Mccarthy

South Florida Education Research Conference

In today’s classrooms, iPads are used as innovative devices that provide opportunities to help motivate and engage reluctant readers. The purpose of this action research is to explore the benefits of using iPads for literacy learning support and the effect they have on student engagement, motivation, and comprehension reading skills.


Self-Monitoring Behaviors In Students With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Ana Mas 2016 Florida International University

Self-Monitoring Behaviors In Students With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Ana Mas

South Florida Education Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Increasing Communication With Intellectually Disabled Students, Angela M. Donnino 2016 Florida International University

Increasing Communication With Intellectually Disabled Students, Angela M. Donnino

South Florida Education Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Generalization: From Classroom To The Community, Matasha Defrand 2016 Florida International University

Generalization: From Classroom To The Community, Matasha Defrand

South Florida Education Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Mathematics Instruction For Young Children, Drenee M. Bryant 2016 Florida International University

Mathematics Instruction For Young Children, Drenee M. Bryant

South Florida Education Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Task Performance For Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Lena Alonso 2016 Florida International University

Task Performance For Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders, Lena Alonso

South Florida Education Research Conference

High school students with autism in a transitional/postsecondary program for students with intellectual disabilities struggle to perform/recall functional skills. Challenges in performing daily living skills may result in limited levels of independence. The purpose of this study is to examine the efficacy of task analysis among secondary students with intellectual disabilities.


The Effects Of A Multiple Schedule And Rird Intervention On The Vocal Stereotypy Of A Student With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Kathleen Michelle Scully 2016 Rowan University

The Effects Of A Multiple Schedule And Rird Intervention On The Vocal Stereotypy Of A Student With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Kathleen Michelle Scully

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to use a research based intervention package to decrease the levels of vocal stereotypy and increase appropriate vocalizations and attending behavior in a student with ASD. Through use of an ABAB reversal design, a multiple schedule intervention was introduced, with the evidence-based practice Response, Interruption, and Redirection (RIRD) implemented at set intervals. The multiple schedule was then faded out of the intervention and RIRD was run solely throughout the day in a classroom setting. Results revealed a decrease of vocal stereotypy and an increase in attending behavior for the participant across phases. Results suggest ...


Total Physical Response And The Natural Approach To Teaching Foreign Language To Students With Disabilities, Jessica Lynn Dalessandro 2016 Rowan University

Total Physical Response And The Natural Approach To Teaching Foreign Language To Students With Disabilities, Jessica Lynn Dalessandro

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of using the instructional strategies of Total Physical Response (TPR) and Natural Approach (NA) on the foreign language acquisition of students with learning disabilities (LD) in an inclusion Spanish classroom. The study utilized an ABAB single subject design, and was designed to build on the research recommendation of Duran (1993) to examine the effect of a combined approach utilizing TPR and NA strategies to teach foreign language to students with LD. Results reveal that the daily language acquisition scores of two of the four students increased during both intervention phases ...


Does Daily Therapeutic Intervention Within A Controlled Environment Reduce Chronic Disruptive Behavior For A Second Grader With Adhd?, Lisa M. Wright 2016 Rowan University

Does Daily Therapeutic Intervention Within A Controlled Environment Reduce Chronic Disruptive Behavior For A Second Grader With Adhd?, Lisa M. Wright

Theses and Dissertations

Chronic disruptive behaviors often happen throughout classrooms nationwide. These behaviors distract other students and at times prevent them from learning. This study will explore whether therapeutic interventions (environmental management method, self-management techniques) were helpful in decreasing chronic disruptive behaviors during academic time. One, second grade student with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) participated in the study. This study observed a student for two behaviors, calling out and out of seat. There were two interventions implemented to help reduce the disruptive behaviors. The results of this study show that therapeutic interventions are an effective way to reduce chronic disruptive behaviors, as ...


Effectiveness Of Pivotal Response Training As A Peer-Mediated Strategy To Increase Social Interactions For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder And Communication Disorders, Alyssa Erin Friedrich 2016 Rowan University

Effectiveness Of Pivotal Response Training As A Peer-Mediated Strategy To Increase Social Interactions For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder And Communication Disorders, Alyssa Erin Friedrich

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to: (a) examine the effectiveness of using PRT as a peer-mediated strategy, (b) examine the effectiveness of using PRT to increase social interactions (play initiation and turn taking) for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and (c) evaluate typical peer satisfaction and perception of this intervention. Eight kindergarten students participated in this study, four students classified as having ASD or Communication Disorders, and four typical peers. A single subject multiple baseline across participants design was used, and maintenance data was collected. During the baseline, the frequency of taking turns and initiating play were observed ...


Using The Hpst Framework To Improve Reading Comprehension With Students With Intellectual Disabilities In A University Setting, Jose M. Pombo, Amanda Giust 2016 Florida International University, USA

Using The Hpst Framework To Improve Reading Comprehension With Students With Intellectual Disabilities In A University Setting, Jose M. Pombo, Amanda Giust

South Florida Education Research Conference

The HPST Framework, a guide developed for document analysis (Pombo,2015), was implemented in a post secondary transition program at Florida International University. The purpose of this study was to explore the necessary adaptions for the implementation with students with ID at the university level as well as their reading comprehension outcomes.


The Effect Of Explicit Teaching Of Inferring On The Reading Comprension Of Students With Learning Disabilities In Middle School, Rebecca Berkowitz Muller 2016 Rowan University

The Effect Of Explicit Teaching Of Inferring On The Reading Comprension Of Students With Learning Disabilities In Middle School, Rebecca Berkowitz Muller

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to examine improvement of reading comprehension on students with specific learning disabilities in the seventh grade through the direct and explicit teaching of inferring. The students were taught to use a graphic organizer to aid their metacognition related to making an inference. Each student was identified as having weak inferential thinking skills through the Fountas and Pinnell Reading Assessment and the easyCBM long reading comprehension assessment. Data was collected during a baseline phase, intervention phase, and post-intervention phase. The independent variable was the use of a graphic organizer that aided in the strategy of ...


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