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School Mental Health Promotion: Supporting Children Impacted By Family And Parent Mental Health Conditions, Stella Laletas, Liz Wrigley Jul 2020

School Mental Health Promotion: Supporting Children Impacted By Family And Parent Mental Health Conditions, Stella Laletas, Liz Wrigley

Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health

Given the high prevalence of children living with a parent who has a mental health condition, prevention and early intervention strategies have attracted much attention over the past decade. Given the role teachers and educators play in children’s academic and social development, the school context has gained much attention in mental health promotion research. There is a growing evidence of the effectiveness of school-based mental health programs to facilitate strategies that address some of the challenges associated with stigma and prejudice.


Harnessing Robotic Automation And Web-Based Technologies To Modernize Scientific Outreach, Orna Dahan, Bat-Shahar Dorfman, Serkan Sayin, Brittany Rosener, Tiffany Hua, Anat Yarden, Amir Mitchell Jun 2019

Harnessing Robotic Automation And Web-Based Technologies To Modernize Scientific Outreach, Orna Dahan, Bat-Shahar Dorfman, Serkan Sayin, Brittany Rosener, Tiffany Hua, Anat Yarden, Amir Mitchell

Open Access Articles

Technological breakthroughs in the past two decades have ushered in a new era of biomedical research, turning it into an information-rich and technology-driven science. This scientific revolution, though evident to the research community, remains opaque to nonacademic audiences. Such knowledge gaps are likely to persist without revised strategies for science education and public outreach. To address this challenge, we developed a unique outreach program to actively engage over 100 high-school students in the investigation of multidrug-resistant bacteria. Our program uses robotic automation and interactive web-based tools to bridge geographical distances, scale up the number of participants, and reduce overall cost ...


The Educational Impact Of Web-Based Platforms For Therapeutic Radiology In Sub-Saharan Africa, Omoruyi Irabor, William Swanson, Oluwadamilola Temilade Oladeru, Mahvir Karim, Thomas A. Winningham, Ahmed Elzawawy, Wilfred F. Ngwa Mar 2019

The Educational Impact Of Web-Based Platforms For Therapeutic Radiology In Sub-Saharan Africa, Omoruyi Irabor, William Swanson, Oluwadamilola Temilade Oladeru, Mahvir Karim, Thomas A. Winningham, Ahmed Elzawawy, Wilfred F. Ngwa

Journal of Global Radiology

Purpose: This study explores the effectiveness of remote contouring training for therapeutic radiology in three Sub-Saharan African countries (Nigeria, Tanzania, Cameroon) using a web-based platform (ProKnow).

Methods and Materials: A 2-hour real-time video didactic lecture and demonstration of the left parotid tumor contouring on axial CT images was delivered using the ProKnow system and a video conferencing software. Participants were granted week-long access to practice contouring of the left parotid volume after the session. Effectiveness of the remote training was evaluated with a self-assessment questionnaire administered before and after the training. Areas of competence assessed included: (i) ability to identify ...


Next Steps From A School Gardening Partnership Conference (Ages: Academic Gardening To Enrich Our Students): Expanding The Impact Of School Gardens Through Higher Education, K-12 School And Community Coalitions, Martha Assefa, Pat Barnosky, Michelle Beaulieu, Amy Borg, Casey Burns, Marguerite Cawley, Jennifer De Jordy, Daina Harvey, Kelsey Hopkins, Sue Hunt, Joanne Jaber Gauvin, Isabelle Jenkins, Eliza Lawrence, Anna Marinescu, Mackenzie May, Gina Plata-Nino, Grace Sliwoski, Adam Saltsman Mar 2019

Next Steps From A School Gardening Partnership Conference (Ages: Academic Gardening To Enrich Our Students): Expanding The Impact Of School Gardens Through Higher Education, K-12 School And Community Coalitions, Martha Assefa, Pat Barnosky, Michelle Beaulieu, Amy Borg, Casey Burns, Marguerite Cawley, Jennifer De Jordy, Daina Harvey, Kelsey Hopkins, Sue Hunt, Joanne Jaber Gauvin, Isabelle Jenkins, Eliza Lawrence, Anna Marinescu, Mackenzie May, Gina Plata-Nino, Grace Sliwoski, Adam Saltsman

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Research suggests that there are many benefits of school gardens for students, teachers and community. Not only can they help children eat more fruits and vegetables and be more physically active, they can help to create learning opportunities and increase teacher satisfaction. In Worcester, Massachusetts, a city with high poverty and food insecurity rates, a broad community coalition formed to brainstorm novel implementation models to improve the use and sustainability of school gardens. The group decided to foster new collaborations among higher education, K-12 schools and community organizations. The innovative idea was that higher education could meet their need for ...


Optimizing Learner Accessibility: Adding American Sign Language (Asl) And Text-To-Speech To Online Trainings, Sarah Rulnick, John Rochford, Derek Chaves, Benjamin Amankwata, Viet Do, Mabelys Rodriguez Mar 2019

Optimizing Learner Accessibility: Adding American Sign Language (Asl) And Text-To-Speech To Online Trainings, Sarah Rulnick, John Rochford, Derek Chaves, Benjamin Amankwata, Viet Do, Mabelys Rodriguez

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Training Program is located at the Eunice K. Shriver Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. The CANS Training Program provides training and certification services for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), MassHealth, Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI). Massachusetts behavioral health providers are required to be CANS certified in order to see Medicaid insured children and youth under the age of 21. The CANS Training Program has trained and certified over 26,000 behavioral health providers throughout Massachusetts in the use of the Child ...


Owning Your Health: Wellness Resources For Young Adults Ages 18-24, Susan Marie Halpin M. Ed. Jan 2019

Owning Your Health: Wellness Resources For Young Adults Ages 18-24, Susan Marie Halpin M. Ed.

Network of the National Library of Medicine New England Region (NNLM NER) Repository

In the final years of high school and in the years following after, young adults ages 18-24 are embarking on the process of becoming independent. An important piece of that independence is taking responsibility for and making decisions about one's own health. This class will introduce participants (young adults ages 18 to 24, and those involved in education and health programming for young adults) to the credible and trusted online health and medical resources from the National Library of Medicine and partner organizations that can be used to guide health decisions. Participants will learn about the 8 dimensions of ...


“It Takes A Village:” Innovative Multi-Sector Collaboration To Improve Public Health Through Positive Youth Development Program Implementation, Evaluation And Data Analysis, Patty Flanagan, Nikki Nixon, Grace Sliwoski, Laurie Ross, Judi Kirk, Heather Mangione Mar 2018

“It Takes A Village:” Innovative Multi-Sector Collaboration To Improve Public Health Through Positive Youth Development Program Implementation, Evaluation And Data Analysis, Patty Flanagan, Nikki Nixon, Grace Sliwoski, Laurie Ross, Judi Kirk, Heather Mangione

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Breakout Session 2C: Worcester has a long history of effective collaboration for Positive Youth Development across our youth-serving agencies and programs. That collaborative spirit has recently taken hold as a primary strategy for improved Public Health of the overall community. The Community Health Improvement Plan supported by (CHNA 8) Coalition for Healthy Greater Worcester is a road map for improved Health Indicators.

The breakout session will describe the current health and well-being of youth in Worcester and the innovative local collaborations that promote youth health and positive development across our community. Diverse funder support is integral to local youth development ...


Building Healthy Communities In The Dominican Republic: A Mixed-Methods Approach Towards Engaging The Community, Camille Lundberg, Fatema Bhagat, Katherine Brown, Arelis Moore De Peralta Mar 2018

Building Healthy Communities In The Dominican Republic: A Mixed-Methods Approach Towards Engaging The Community, Camille Lundberg, Fatema Bhagat, Katherine Brown, Arelis Moore De Peralta

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

Breakout Session 1C: The Building Healthy Communities Creative Inquiry is an ongoing undergraduate and graduate student-led project from Clemson University. Its goal is to facilitate community-driven improvement of a small rural community in the Dominican Republic, Las Malvinas II. We strive to address five public health priorities, identified in consultation with the community, including vaccine-preventable diseases, chronic diseases, education, sanitation, and unwanted pregnancies. To address these areas for improvement, our research used a mixed-methods approach, using both qualitative and quantitative data gathering tools. Qualitative methods included focus groups and interviews with community leaders and relevant governmental and non-governmental organizations from ...


Integrating Mindfulness Training In School Health Education To Promote Healthy Behaviors In Adolescents: Feasibility And Preliminary Effects On Exercise And Dietary Habits, Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, Susan Druker, Christine F. Frisard, Shira I. Dunsiger, Sybil L. Crawford, Florence Meleo-Meyer, Beth Bock, Lori Pbert Mar 2018

Integrating Mindfulness Training In School Health Education To Promote Healthy Behaviors In Adolescents: Feasibility And Preliminary Effects On Exercise And Dietary Habits, Elena Salmoirago-Blotcher, Susan Druker, Christine F. Frisard, Shira I. Dunsiger, Sybil L. Crawford, Florence Meleo-Meyer, Beth Bock, Lori Pbert

Open Access Articles

Whether mindfulness training (MT) could improve healthy behaviors is unknown. This study sought to determine feasibility and acceptability of integrating MT into school-based health education (primary outcomes) and to explore its possible effects on healthy behaviors (exploratory outcomes). Two high schools in Massachusetts (2014-2015) were randomized to health education plus MT (HE-MT) (one session/week for 8weeks) or to health education plus attention control (HE-AC). Dietary habits (24-h dietary recalls) and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA/7-day recalls) were assessed at baseline, end of treatment (EOT), and 6months thereafter. Quantile regression and linear mixed models were used, respectively, to estimate effects ...


Starting At The End: Measuring Learning Using Retrospective Pre-Post Evaluations, Debi Lang, Judith A. Savageau Jul 2017

Starting At The End: Measuring Learning Using Retrospective Pre-Post Evaluations, Debi Lang, Judith A. Savageau

Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR) Publications

Blog post to AEA365, a blog sponsored by the American Evaluation Association (AEA) dedicated to highlighting Hot Tips, Cool Tricks, Rad Resources, and Lessons Learned for evaluators. The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness.


Teen Distracted Reality An Interactive Virtual Education (D.R.I.V.E.): Experience And Impact On Teenage Drivers, Jonathan Green, Gregory Keefe, Rachelle N. Damle, Pradeep P. Nazarey, Jeremy T. Aidlen, Mariann M. Manno, Michael P. Hirsh May 2017

Teen Distracted Reality An Interactive Virtual Education (D.R.I.V.E.): Experience And Impact On Teenage Drivers, Jonathan Green, Gregory Keefe, Rachelle N. Damle, Pradeep P. Nazarey, Jeremy T. Aidlen, Mariann M. Manno, Michael P. Hirsh

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

Introduction: In 2013, 2,163 teens in the United States ages 16–19 were killed and 243,243 were treated in emergency departments for injuries from motor vehicle crashes. distracted driving (i.e. texting, loud music, or phone conversations) and impaired driving (driving under the influence) play a role in these motor vehicle crashes. Prevention efforts aimed at high-risk teenager driving behavior may encourage safe driving habits.

Methods: The Teen D.R.I.V.E. program is a mobile driving simulator that provides teenagers with distracted and impaired driving scenarios. We administered anonymous surveys from April 2015-April 2016 to obtain ...


The Relationship Between Hope, Core Self-Evaluations, Emotional Well-Being, Sexual Risk Taking, Substance Use, And Academic Performance In Freshman University Students, Stephanie Griggs Apr 2017

The Relationship Between Hope, Core Self-Evaluations, Emotional Well-Being, Sexual Risk Taking, Substance Use, And Academic Performance In Freshman University Students, Stephanie Griggs

Graduate School of Nursing Dissertations

Objective: To examine the relationship between hope, core self-evaluations, physical function, emotional well-being, health risk behaviors, and academic performance in freshman enrolled in their first year of college.

Participants: Freshman (N = 495) attending a large public university in the Northeast completed an online survey between February 1 to February 13, 2017.

Methods: Cross sectional descriptive survey. Linear regression, path analysis, and structural equation modeling procedures were performed.

Results: Core self-evaluations mediated the relationship between hope and emotional well-being and academic performance. Contrary to the hypotheses, higher hope predicted more sexual risk taking behaviors and alcohol use.

Conclusions: Core self-evaluations is ...


Project-Based Service Learning Opportunities To Improve Community-Based Services, Meredith Dove Mar 2017

Project-Based Service Learning Opportunities To Improve Community-Based Services, Meredith Dove

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

This presentation was prepared for the breakout session entitled: From the Community to the Classroom: Complementary Pathways to Service Learning and Community Engaged Research.

Students often have a genuine interest in contributing to the local community surrounding UMass Dartmouth through engaged research and learning. This presentation will highlight initiatives to nurture existing university-community partnerships to develop community-based research projects that provide opportunities for student involvement. Project-based service learning opportunities developed through collaboration with community organizations and agencies after identifying organizational needs, often with a goal to strengthen or refine existing services, will be presented. The critical role of institutional support ...


The Importance Of Learning Objectives In Program Design And Evaluation, Debi Lang Oct 2016

The Importance Of Learning Objectives In Program Design And Evaluation, Debi Lang

Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR) Publications

Blog post to AEA365, a blog sponsored by the American Evaluation Association (AEA) dedicated to highlighting Hot Tips, Cool Tricks, Rad Resources, and Lessons Learned for evaluators. The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness.


The Engaged Department Initiative: Gvsu, Grcc, And Aquinas Join Forces For Place-Based Impact, Gloria Mileva, Danielle Lake, Heather Carpenter, Paula Lancaster, Dillon Carr, Todd Yarbrough Mar 2016

The Engaged Department Initiative: Gvsu, Grcc, And Aquinas Join Forces For Place-Based Impact, Gloria Mileva, Danielle Lake, Heather Carpenter, Paula Lancaster, Dillon Carr, Todd Yarbrough

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

The Engaged Department Initiative (EDI) is a place-based cross-institutional collaboration located in the Grand Rapids region. Participating organizations include Michigan Campus Compact (MiCC), Grand Valley State University (GVSU), Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), and Aquinas College (AQ). This innovative ethnographic case study is focused on evaluating how well the initiative completes their goals of increasing faculty knowledge and skills, expanding students’ community engagement, fostering intra- and inter- collaborations between the three institutions of higher education, and enhancing community partnerships. The hopes of this initiative is to make a real difference in the community and to create engaged citizens. By disseminating ...


Supporting The Education Of Young Adults With Serious Mental Health Conditions: Part 2: State Of The Practice, Michelle Mullen, Kathleen Biebel, Marsha Langer Ellison Jan 2016

Supporting The Education Of Young Adults With Serious Mental Health Conditions: Part 2: State Of The Practice, Michelle Mullen, Kathleen Biebel, Marsha Langer Ellison

iSPARC Multimedia and Webinars

The majority of college students with serious mental health conditions (SMHC) do not finish school, jeopardizing their long-term employment. Can supported education services help? Marsha Ellison, Michelle Mullen and Kathleen Biebel, researchers and trainers of supported education services, hosted a 2-part webinar series presenting the state of the science of the practice of supported education and related strategies for achieving post-secondary education goals of young adults with SMHC.

  • What are the education support needs of youth and young adults with mental health conditions?
  • What are the practices and services that meet those needs?

Part 1 - State of the Science is ...


Supporting The Education Of Young Adults With Serious Mental Health Conditions: State Of The Science & Practice, Marsha Langer Ellison, Michelle Mullen, Kathleen Biebel Jan 2016

Supporting The Education Of Young Adults With Serious Mental Health Conditions: State Of The Science & Practice, Marsha Langer Ellison, Michelle Mullen, Kathleen Biebel

iSPARC Multimedia and Webinars

The majority of college students with serious mental health conditions (SMHC) do not finish school, jeopardizing their long-term employment. Can supported education services help? Marsha Ellison, Michelle Mullen and Kathleen Biebel, researchers and trainers of supported education services, hosted a 2-part webinar series presenting the state of the science of the practice of supported education and related strategies for achieving post-secondary education goals of young adults with SMHC.

  • What is supported education?
  • Why is it important?
  • What is the evidence?

Part 2: State of the Practice is also available.


Development And Psychometric Testing Of The Efurms Scale: An Instrument To Measure Faculty Engagement With Underrepresented Minority Nursing Students: A Dissertation, Paula J. Moreau Dec 2015

Development And Psychometric Testing Of The Efurms Scale: An Instrument To Measure Faculty Engagement With Underrepresented Minority Nursing Students: A Dissertation, Paula J. Moreau

Graduate School of Nursing Dissertations

Background: The Institute of Medicine and numerous other healthcare organizations have identified the severe shortage of underrepresented minority healthcare professionals graduating into the workforce, and have called for a radical transformation of healthcare educational programs to make them more welcoming and supportive of underrepresented minority students.

Purpose: The purpose of the study was to develop a reliable and valid measure of faculty response patterns to the needs of underrepresented minority nursing students.

Theory: Yoder’s patterns of faculty interaction formed the conceptual basis for the development of this instrument.

Methods: A mixed-method approach was used to develop this instrument. The ...


Dialogue Education, Parts 1 & 2, Theresa Mcgauley-Keaney Aug 2015

Dialogue Education, Parts 1 & 2, Theresa Mcgauley-Keaney

Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR) Publications

Blog post to AEA365, a blog sponsored by the American Evaluation Association (AEA) dedicated to highlighting Hot Tips, Cool Tricks, Rad Resources, and Lessons Learned for evaluators. The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness.


Adapting Ips For Young Adults: The Threshold Study, Marsha Langer Ellison, Vanessa Vorhies Klodnick, Gary R. Bond Aug 2015

Adapting Ips For Young Adults: The Threshold Study, Marsha Langer Ellison, Vanessa Vorhies Klodnick, Gary R. Bond

iSPARC Multimedia and Webinars

This webinar describes the "Adapting Individual Placement Support (IPS) for Young Adults: The Thresholds study." The mission of the Transitions RTC is to improve the supports for youth and young adults, ages 14-30, with serious mental health conditions who are trying to successfully complete their schooling and training and move into rewarding work lives. The project with Thresholds tested a peer mentoring model for young people with serious mental health conditions who are working and going to school.


A Survey Study Of Evidence-Based Medicine Training In Us And Canadian Medical Schools, Maria A. Blanco, Carol F. Capello, Josephine L. Dorsch, Gerald (Jerry) Perry, Mary L. Zanetti Jul 2014

A Survey Study Of Evidence-Based Medicine Training In Us And Canadian Medical Schools, Maria A. Blanco, Carol F. Capello, Josephine L. Dorsch, Gerald (Jerry) Perry, Mary L. Zanetti

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications

PURPOSE: The authors conducted a survey examining (1) the current state of evidence-based medicine (EBM) curricula in US and Canadian medical schools and corresponding learning objectives, (2) medical educators' and librarians' participation in EBM training, and (3) barriers to EBM training.

METHODS: A survey instrument with thirty-four closed and open-ended questions was sent to curricular deans at US and Canadian medical schools. The survey sought information on enrollment and class size; EBM learning objectives, curricular activities, and assessment approaches by year of training; EBM faculty; EBM tools; barriers to implementing EBM curricula and possible ways to overcome them; and innovative ...


A Longitudinal Study Of Multicultural Curriculum In Medical Education, Mary L. Zanetti, An Dinh, Laura Hunter, Michael A. Godkin, Warren J. Ferguson Feb 2014

A Longitudinal Study Of Multicultural Curriculum In Medical Education, Mary L. Zanetti, An Dinh, Laura Hunter, Michael A. Godkin, Warren J. Ferguson

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate impact a multicultural interclerkship had on students' perception of knowledge, interview skills, and empathy towards serving culturally diverse populations and role student demographics played in learning.

METHODS: Data extracted from students' self-reported course evaluations and pre/post questionnaires during multiculturalism interclerkship across 11 academic years. Inquired students' opinion about four areas: effectiveness, small group leaders, usefulness, and overall experience. Subscale and item ratings were compared using trend tests including multivariate analyses.

RESULTS: During studied years, 883 students completed course evaluation with high overall mean rating of 3.08 (S = 0.45) and subscale mean scores ranging from ...


Frameworks For A Data Management Curriculum For Science, Health Sciences, And Engineering Students, Donna Kafel, Mary E. Piorun, Siamak Najafi, Tracey Leger-Hornby, Elaine Russo Martin Apr 2013

Frameworks For A Data Management Curriculum For Science, Health Sciences, And Engineering Students, Donna Kafel, Mary E. Piorun, Siamak Najafi, Tracey Leger-Hornby, Elaine Russo Martin

University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

Objectives: This poster illustrates the Frameworks for a Data Management Curriculum intended for undergraduate and graduate students studying science, health sciences, and engineering disciplines.

Methods: An Education Committee composed of librarians, faculty, a curriculum consultant, an evaluation consultant, and an instructional design consultant collaborated in the development of these frameworks. At the two partnering schools, consultants collected data from students regarding their current data management practices and interviewed faculty about their students' data management skills and learning needs. A literature review of current data management courses was conducted. From these resources learning objectives were identified, a simplified data management plan ...


Lessons Learned In Conducting School Health Research In Massachusetts: A Massachusetts School Nurse Research Network (Masnrn) Project, Mary Jane O’Brien, Marie Desisto, C. Lynne Mcintyre, Katherine O'Neill, Anne Sheetz Nov 2012

Lessons Learned In Conducting School Health Research In Massachusetts: A Massachusetts School Nurse Research Network (Masnrn) Project, Mary Jane O’Brien, Marie Desisto, C. Lynne Mcintyre, Katherine O'Neill, Anne Sheetz

Community Engagement and Research Symposia

The Institute of Medicine (2007) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) (2010) recognized that the school environment plays a role in shaping children’s health and health behaviors, and school health services are positioned to model these approaches. The majority of school health services are school nurse (SN) managed (RWJF, 2012; Schainker, 2005), but a research gap exists linking school health services with improved student outcomes (Hootman, 2002; Lear, 2007). In Massachusetts, the student health research question ideally has roots in the expertise of the SN. The researcher conducting a school-based student health study interacts with SNs and administrators ...


What Is Translational Research?, Catarina I. Kiefe May 2011

What Is Translational Research?, Catarina I. Kiefe

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

Plenary Presentation: Overview of translational science, the application of discoveries generated by laboratory research and preclinical studies to the development of clinical trials and studies in humans.


Identifying Characteristics Of Effective Small Group Learning Valued By Medical Students And Facilitators, Diana T. Robillard, Laura M. Spring, Susan J. Pasquale, Judith A. Savageau May 2011

Identifying Characteristics Of Effective Small Group Learning Valued By Medical Students And Facilitators, Diana T. Robillard, Laura M. Spring, Susan J. Pasquale, Judith A. Savageau

Senior Scholars Program

Background: Small group teaching is an important part of undergraduate medical education, providing the ideal setting for learners to clarify misunderstandings, test hypotheses and evaluate ideas. Many schools undergoing curriculum reform have increased the time students spend in small group learning. However, there is an overall paucity of literature examining case-based small group sessions in medical school.

Objective: This study was designed to examine student and facilitator perceptions of effective case-based small group teaching in the pre-clinical years and compare results in order to identify similarities and differences and identify key areas of disconnect so that the small group learning ...


Morphological Knowledge And Decoding Skills Of Deaf Readers, M. Diane Clark, Gizelle L. Gilbert, Melissa L. Anderson Apr 2011

Morphological Knowledge And Decoding Skills Of Deaf Readers, M. Diane Clark, Gizelle L. Gilbert, Melissa L. Anderson

Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center Publications

Many studies have reported the necessity of phonological awareness to become a skilled reader, citing barriers to phonological information as the cause for reading difficulties experienced by deaf individuals. In contrast, other research suggests that phonological awareness is not necessary for reading acquisition, citing the importance of higher levels of syntactic and semantic knowledge. To determine if deaf students with higher language skills have better word decoding strategies, students responded to a morphological test, where monomorphemic words and multimorphemic words were matched to their definitions. Two studies are reported, one focusing on English placement levels and a second with formal ...


Umms Student Perspectives On Small Group Teaching, Diana Robillard, Laura Spring Mar 2010

Umms Student Perspectives On Small Group Teaching, Diana Robillard, Laura Spring

Student Perspectives on Effective Teaching

Provides small group facilitators at the University of Massachusetts Medical School with clear, vibrant, concrete student perspectives on effective practices for conducting small groups, as developed in a student-run focus group. Includes an executive summary.


Umms Student Perspectives On Course Structure, Joel Bradley, Andrew Walls Mar 2010

Umms Student Perspectives On Course Structure, Joel Bradley, Andrew Walls

Student Perspectives on Effective Teaching

Provides course directors at the University of Massachusetts Medical School with clear, vibrant, concrete student perspectives on effective practices for conducting courses, as developed in a student-run focus group. Includes an executive summary.


Umms Student Perspectives On Lecturing, Andrew Walls, Joel Bradley Mar 2010

Umms Student Perspectives On Lecturing, Andrew Walls, Joel Bradley

Student Perspectives on Effective Teaching

Provides lecturing faculty at the University of Massachusetts Medical School with clear, vibrant, concrete student perspectives on effective practices for conducting lectures, as developed in a student-run focus group. Includes an executive summary.