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School-Based Sources Of Stress Among Elementary And Secondary At-Risk Students, Jeanne Bauwens, Jack Hourcade Dec 2011

School-Based Sources Of Stress Among Elementary And Secondary At-Risk Students, Jeanne Bauwens, Jack Hourcade

Jack Hourcade

Studies school-based sources of stress among elementary and secondary students. Background information on stress in children; Participants; Interview; Demographics; Sources of stress; Implications.


Building An Initial Information Base: Assistive Technology Funding Resources For School-Aged Students With Disabilities, Crystal Kemp, Jack Hourcade, Howard Parette Dec 2011

Building An Initial Information Base: Assistive Technology Funding Resources For School-Aged Students With Disabilities, Crystal Kemp, Jack Hourcade, Howard Parette

Jack Hourcade

Due in large part to the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), individualized education program (EP) teams increasingly are identifying assistive technology (AT) for students with disabilities to ensure the provision of free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE). Though this law requires that AT must be considered when developing the EEP of a student with a disability, the high costs of AT devices and services may lead some IEP teams to conclude that such technology is not accessible.

IDEA remains the primary funding source for assistive technology that is identified as ...


Hey, Would You Just L.I.S.T.E.N.?, Jeanne Bauwens, Jack Hourcade Dec 2011

Hey, Would You Just L.I.S.T.E.N.?, Jeanne Bauwens, Jack Hourcade

Jack Hourcade

No abstract provided.


Using Animation In Microsoft Powerpoint To Enhance Engagement And Learning In Young Learners With Developmental Delay, Howard Parette, Jack Hourcade, Craig Blum May 2011

Using Animation In Microsoft Powerpoint To Enhance Engagement And Learning In Young Learners With Developmental Delay, Howard Parette, Jack Hourcade, Craig Blum

Jack Hourcade

Over the past decade, a wide array of instructional technology applications have found their way into early intervention settings (Anderson, Grant, & Speck, 2008; Parette, Blum, Boeckmann, & Watts, 2009; Siraj-Blatchford & Whitebread, 2003). Of particular importance to young learners who evidence developmental delays or are at risk for school failure are those technologies with the potential to more effectively teach basic emergent literacy skills such as the following: Phonemic awareness (Torgesen, Wagner, Rashotte, Herron, & Lindamood, 2010). Alphabetic principle (Travers, 2010). * Word recognition (Hitchcock & Noonan, 2000). Alliteration (Blum & Watts, 2008). Comprehension (Blok, Oostdam, Otter, & Overmaat, 2002).


Schools And Boys: Implications For Special Educators, Jack Hourcade, Holly Anderson Sep 2008

Schools And Boys: Implications For Special Educators, Jack Hourcade, Holly Anderson

Jack Hourcade

Throughout history boys and girls have been perceived by schools and society as possessing different and distinctive learning styles and capabilities. More recently, boys may be more "at-risk" under contemporary school practices. Three differences were identified: 1) Boys are significantly more likely than girls to demonstrate learning and behavior characteristics associated with school failure. Special educators should provide greater opportunities for boys to learn and be evaluated through nonverbal activities, including multi-media presentations. 2) Boys may have higher activity needs than girls. This causes problems when boys are asked to sit for extended periods of time. Special educators should provide ...


Gender-Based Learning And Behavioral Differences: Implications For Special Educators, Jack Hourcade, Holly Anderson Mar 2008

Gender-Based Learning And Behavioral Differences: Implications For Special Educators, Jack Hourcade, Holly Anderson

Jack Hourcade

Special educators who acknowledge and accommodate for learning and behavior differences between boys and girls can enhance the academic success for all students. This presentation will review research-based differences between boys and girls in the schools, and will offer practical implications for special educators.