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Family Studies Graduates With National Honors, College Of Education And Human Development Dec 2015

Family Studies Graduates With National Honors, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

Jerry Phelps, a family studies student who graduated in fall 2015, is one of 29 students from across the country graduating with National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) honors.


Interior Design Student Organization Sends Armed Forces Holiday Greetings, College Of Education And Human Development Dec 2015

Interior Design Student Organization Sends Armed Forces Holiday Greetings, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

Family and Consumer Science’s Interior Design Student Organization (IDSO) recently made holiday cards for the armed forces personnel that will be away from home during this holiday season.


Family Science Student Organization Members Named Winners In The 2015 Family Life Education Month Contest, College Of Education And Human Development Dec 2015

Family Science Student Organization Members Named Winners In The 2015 Family Life Education Month Contest, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

The National Council on Family Relations named Family Science Student Organization (FSSO) members Latrice Hendricks and Blair Kelly winners of the 2015 Family Life Education Month Contest in the “Fact Sheet” category.


Alumna Interviewed After Dietetic Internship, College Of Education And Human Development Oct 2015

Alumna Interviewed After Dietetic Internship, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

Emily Joseph, a registered dietitian, and alumna who completed the FCS dietetic internship in 2015 recently did an interview about the Teal Pumpkin Project (food allergy-free celebrations) for WZZM in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Professor Publishes Second Edition Of Serving Military Families, College Of Education And Human Development Oct 2015

Professor Publishes Second Edition Of Serving Military Families, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

Dr. Karen Blaisure, professor of family science in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department, and colleagues recently published the 2nd edition of Serving Military Families: Theories, Research, and Application.


Fieldwork Educators' Perspectives: Professional Behavior Attributes Of Level Ii Fieldwork Students, Marcie K. Campbell, Katelyn Corpus, Tracy M. Wussow, Teresa Plummer, Debra Gibbs, Shelley Hix Oct 2015

Fieldwork Educators' Perspectives: Professional Behavior Attributes Of Level Ii Fieldwork Students, Marcie K. Campbell, Katelyn Corpus, Tracy M. Wussow, Teresa Plummer, Debra Gibbs, Shelley Hix

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

A review of the literature revealed a lack of consistent expectations for professional behaviors required of level II fieldwork students. This study sought to obtain a consensus of perspectives of level II fieldwork educators by asking, “What are the essential professional behavior attributes for level II fieldwork students?” Delphi methodology was used to collect data in two rounds of surveys. In the first, 49 fieldwork educators listed professional behavior attributes they believed to be important for fieldwork students. The data was synthesized into themes for distribution in the second survey, which were identified as essential, non-essential, or site-specific by 53 ...


Exploring Content Validity Of Shore Handwriting Screening And Newly Developed Score Sheet With Pre-Kindergarten Students, Denise K. Donica, Erin Francsis Jul 2015

Exploring Content Validity Of Shore Handwriting Screening And Newly Developed Score Sheet With Pre-Kindergarten Students, Denise K. Donica, Erin Francsis

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Background: Limited tools exist to measure handwriting readiness skills of pre-kindergarten students. This study was a preliminary exploration of content validity of the Shore Handwriting Screening (SHS) and the newly developed Score Sheet with the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, Second Edition (BOT-2) in 4- and 5-year-old pre-kindergarten students. Because socioeconomic status (SES) is known to impact handwriting skills, data from two different socioeconomic groups were collected.

Method: Students from a Lower SES group (n = 36) and a Higher SES group (n = 14) completed the SHS and fine motor composite of the BOT-2. Pearson’s correlation was used to compare ...


The Social Profiles Of Occupational Therapy Students’ Educational Groups, Tore Bonsaksen, Mari N. Eirum, Mary V. Donohue Jul 2015

The Social Profiles Of Occupational Therapy Students’ Educational Groups, Tore Bonsaksen, Mari N. Eirum, Mary V. Donohue

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Background: Today’s occupational therapy models emphasize that a person’s choice of, satisfaction with, and performance in occupations are markedly influenced by the context. For students undergoing a group-based study module, the group is an important context factor. Until recently, there has been a lack of instruments available for the assessment of functioning and participation at the group level. This mixed methods pilot study aimed to examine occupational therapy students’ perceptions of their group’s level of functioning and course of development during one study module.

Methods: The students’ perceptions of their group’s functioning were assessed in two ...


Graduate Of Career And Technical Education Program Develops Prosthetic Arm With 3-D Printer, College Of Education And Human Development Jun 2015

Graduate Of Career And Technical Education Program Develops Prosthetic Arm With 3-D Printer, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

Adam Zavislak, a graduate of CEHD's Career and Technical Education program, created the prosthetic arm.


Professor Emerita Has Second Book Published, College Of Education And Human Development Jun 2015

Professor Emerita Has Second Book Published, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

Marlene Breu, professor emerita of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, will be having her second book published that she wrote during her time at WMU.


Preliteracy Skills Promoted In Children’S Spanish-Language Books, Suter May 2015

Preliteracy Skills Promoted In Children’S Spanish-Language Books, Suter

Master's Theses

As of July 1, 2013, the latest census figures indicate that there are approximately 54 million Latinosliving in the U.S. (US Census Bureau, 2013). However, many Latino children still do not receive the services or resources they need to perform well academically. The primary aim of this research study is to determine if the books available to Spanish-speaking Latino1 populations in two Michigan Counties contain features that might be used to facilitate beginning pre-literacy skills.

Children’s Spanish-language books from bookstores and public libraries were analyzed to determine the presence of features that might facilitate print awareness, phonological ...


Professor Named Editor Of Primary Journal For Career And Technical Education Research, College Of Education And Human Development Feb 2015

Professor Named Editor Of Primary Journal For Career And Technical Education Research, College Of Education And Human Development

Family and Consumer Sciences News

Dr. Rick Zinser was recently named as the Associate Editor for the journal Career and Technical Education Research, the primary journal for research in the CTE profession.


The Correlation Between Confidence And Knowledge Of Evidence-Based Practice Among Occupational Therapy Students, Kate E. Decleene Huber, Alison Nichols, Kaila Bowman, Jessica Hershberger, Jessica Marquis, Taylor Murphy, Chanlar Pierce, Chelsea Sanders Jan 2015

The Correlation Between Confidence And Knowledge Of Evidence-Based Practice Among Occupational Therapy Students, Kate E. Decleene Huber, Alison Nichols, Kaila Bowman, Jessica Hershberger, Jessica Marquis, Taylor Murphy, Chanlar Pierce, Chelsea Sanders

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is used throughout multiple health-care professions and includes the use of best research available, client preferences, and the practitioner’s experience. Occupational therapy educational programs are required to incorporate EBP into their curriculum. A convenience sample of occupational therapy students from a private university completed a survey designed to measure students’ knowledge and confidence in EBP. The survey consisted of the Knowledge of Research Evidence Competencies (K-REC) and the Evidence-Based Practice Confidence (EPIC) scale, as well as demographic questions. Of the respondents (n = 47), third-year students indicated higher confidence in the ability to utilize EBP and higher ...


How Patient Educators Teach Students: “Giving A Face To A Story”, Natalie Hedge, Marsha A. Neville, Noralyn Davel Pickens Jan 2015

How Patient Educators Teach Students: “Giving A Face To A Story”, Natalie Hedge, Marsha A. Neville, Noralyn Davel Pickens

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Patient Educators are persons with specific pathologies that have participated in an education program in which they learn how to instruct students on physical examinations. The aim of this study was to explore the impact of graduate student experiences with Patient Educators during coursework on occupational therapy clinical internships. A phenomenological design was used to explore the lived experiences of students through a qualitative interview. As participants described their experiences with the Patient Educators, three primary themes emerged: (a) self-awareness, (b) confidence, and (c) empathy. The quotes from the transcriptions were organized into four sequential plot categories: (a) Before the ...