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Preparing Occupational Therapy Students For The Complexities Of Clinical Practice, Lisa J. Knecht-Sabres, Mark Kovic, Minetta Wallingford, Lavonne Ellen St.Amand Jun 2013

Preparing Occupational Therapy Students For The Complexities Of Clinical Practice, Lisa J. Knecht-Sabres, Mark Kovic, Minetta Wallingford, Lavonne Ellen St.Amand

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

This paper examined the effect of a unique amalgam of adult learning methodologies near the end of the occupational therapy (OT) students’ didactic education as a means to enhance readiness for clinical practice. Results of quantitative and qualitative data analysis indicated that the use of standardized patients, in combination with a sequential, semistructured, and progressively challenging series of client cases, in an OT adult practice (intervention) course, improved the students’ self-perception of their level of comfort and skill on various foundational, yet essential, OT-related competencies.


Executive Functions And Social Interactions: Developing Social Scenarios, Waite Jun 2013

Executive Functions And Social Interactions: Developing Social Scenarios, Waite

Master's Theses

The aim of this study was to develop a series of vignettes to form the basis for an assessment of executive functions (EFs) for 9 – 12 year old children. Although EFs are necessary for effective social communication and positive social interactions, currently, most EF assessments focus on impersonal activities. Little research exists that incorporates real-time processing using ecologically valid social scenarios. The current study aims to develop realistic scenarios that children could encounter in daily life. Ethnographic interviews were conducted with six participants, who worked in a school with 9-12 year old children, to gain their perspective on social interactions ...


Explicit Teacher-Implemented Phoneme Awareness Instruction: Preschool Effects, Osterhouse Jun 2013

Explicit Teacher-Implemented Phoneme Awareness Instruction: Preschool Effects, Osterhouse

Master's Theses

The purpose of the current study was to investigate the impact of explicit, concentrated, teacher-implemented phonological awareness instruction for ―at risk‖ 4- year-olds. Early childhood educators were trained to implement a 10-week program delivered for 20-minute sessions, four times a week, in their classrooms. The program focused on phonological awareness beginning at the level of letter-sound knowledge and advancing to blending and segmenting constituent phonemes in words. Pre- to post-treatment comparisons of phonological awareness and letter knowledge skills indicated that children in the experimental group made significant gains in comparison to the control group in phoneme blending and letter knowledge ...


Preschoolers With Speech And Language Impairment: Case Studies From A Teacher-Delivered Phonological Awareness Program, Wickham Apr 2013

Preschoolers With Speech And Language Impairment: Case Studies From A Teacher-Delivered Phonological Awareness Program, Wickham

Master's Theses

Past and present research demonstrates early reading success related to phonological awareness (PA) instruction conducted individually or in small groups outside of the preschool classroom. This study investigated the effects of an explicit, intensive and teacher-delivered PA instruction for children with speech sound disorder and language impairment as part of the preschool curriculum. The investigator examined the performance of individual cases in both groups, those who received instruction and the control. Two participants in each of the experimental (E1 and E2) and control (C1 and C2) groups had standardized scores indicating deficits in speech and/or language. These children who ...


Online Learning Of Safe Patient Transfers In Occupational Therapy Education, Cynthia L. Hayden Feb 2013

Online Learning Of Safe Patient Transfers In Occupational Therapy Education, Cynthia L. Hayden

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Online higher education is steadily increasing. For programs in allied health to be offered effectively in an e-learning format, clinical psychomotor skills need to be addressed. The aim of this research was to design, implement, and evaluate an online safe patient transfers module for occupational therapy assistant (OTA) students. The efficacy of teaching safe patient transfers in an e-learning environment was appraised using both quantitative and qualitative analysis. The applied research project was completed at a Tennessee community college. A convenience sample of eighteen students participated in the pilot study. Twenty-five students participated in the subsequent study. The instructional design ...


2013 News, College Of Education And Human Development Jan 2013

2013 News, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

  • Textile and Apparel Studies Welcomes 9 Internationals to WMU
  • FCS Student Starts New Student Organization: The Student Design Showcase
  • FCS Professor Takes Sabbatical to Study Vocational Education in Ukraine
  • New Online Peer Review Journal Launching Online: Grandfamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy
  • Textile and Apparel Faculty Members Present at National Research Conference
  • Assistant Professor Co-Wrote Article Published in Child & Family Social Work
  • Professor Appointed to National Teaching Standards Board
  • CTE Professor Selected as Visiting Scholar
  • Interior Design Students Visit Herman Miller
  • Outstanding Career and Technical Education Research Journal Article Award