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Evaluation Of Interactive Computerized Training To Teach Paraprofessionals To Implement Errorless Discrete Trial Instruction, Kristina R. Gerencser, Thomas S. Higbee, Bethany P. Contreras, Azure J. Pellegrino, Summer Gunn Sep 2018

Evaluation Of Interactive Computerized Training To Teach Paraprofessionals To Implement Errorless Discrete Trial Instruction, Kristina R. Gerencser, Thomas S. Higbee, Bethany P. Contreras, Azure J. Pellegrino, Summer Gunn

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

Efficient and effective training strategies for paraprofessionals in special education settings face many challenges. Interactive computerized training (ICT) - a self-paced program that incorporates audio narration, video models, interactive activities, and competency checks - is one potential solution. ICT has been successful in training college students and special education teachers to implement discrete trial instruction (DTI), but its effectiveness to train paraprofessionals is unknown. Using a multiple-baseline design, we evaluated the feasibility of ICT, the fidelity of implementation of DTI increased for all participants when implemented with a student in their classroom, However competency varied. We added additional training components that progressed ...


“Whatdunit?” Developmental Changes In Children’S Syntactically-Based Sentence Interpretation Abilities And Sensitivity To Word Order, James W. Montgomery, Julia L. Evans, Ronald B. Gillam, Alexander V. Sergeev, Mianisha C. Finney Nov 2016

“Whatdunit?” Developmental Changes In Children’S Syntactically-Based Sentence Interpretation Abilities And Sensitivity To Word Order, James W. Montgomery, Julia L. Evans, Ronald B. Gillam, Alexander V. Sergeev, Mianisha C. Finney

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

Aim 1 of this study was to examine the developmental changes in typically developing English-speaking children’s syntactically-based sentence interpretation abilities and sensitivity to word order. Aim 2 was to determine the psychometric standing of the novel sentence interpretation task developed for this study, as we wish to use it later with children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI). Children listened to semantically implausible sentences in which noun animacy and the natural affordance between the nouns were removed, thus controlling for event probability. Using this novel “whatdunit?” agent selection task, 256 children 7-11 years listened to two structures with canonical word ...


Getting More From Social Skills, Christian Sabey, Scott W. Ross Sep 2012

Getting More From Social Skills, Christian Sabey, Scott W. Ross

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

Every teacher has had the experience of teaching a student who exhibits difficult behaviors; the kind of behaviors that make it hard for the teacher to teach and hard for the student to learn. One popular intervention has been to give the student social skills training. Teaching students the social skills they lack is a natural choice for teachers because it is similar to how they teach academic skills. And yet, despite the natural fit, social skills training has not always been an effective intervention. Researchers have studied social skills training at every level of intervention. They have studied it ...


Using Transfer Of Stimulus Control Technology To Promote Generalization And Spontaneity Of Language, Trina D. Spencer, Thomas S. Higbee Jan 2012

Using Transfer Of Stimulus Control Technology To Promote Generalization And Spontaneity Of Language, Trina D. Spencer, Thomas S. Higbee

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

Children with autism often use newly acquired language in restricted contexts and with limited variability. Instructional tactics that embed generalization technology have shown promise for increasing spontaneity, response variation, and the generalized use of language across settings, people, and materials. This case example explores the integration of textual scripts and explicit engineering of transfer of stimulus control procedures to facilitate functional conversation skills of a young girl with autism. The generalized use of prepositions, coordinating conjunctions, and subordinating conjunctions was assessed within the context of natural conversation with teachers, parents, and peers. The intentional programming of training contexts has the ...


Maximizing Conversational Independence, Trina D. Spencer, Timothy A. Slocum Mar 2011

Maximizing Conversational Independence, Trina D. Spencer, Timothy A. Slocum

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

Clinical Question: Can an intervention strategy whose research was done with one population be used effectively with a different population for the same purpose?

Method: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Study Sources: Google Scholar, Academic Search Premier

Search Terms: initiation, script, script fading, language impairment, social communication, social interaction, conversation, and spontaneous

Number of Included Studies: 8

Number of Participants: 18

Primary Results:

1) Six of the eight studies reviewed were of acceptable quality.

2) Based on percent of non-overlapping data calculations, script training was found to be effective or very effective.

3) The body of script training research included six ...


Communication Between Health Care Providers And At-Risk Mothers: Perceptions And Practices, Curt Phillips, Julia A. Robertson, Jeff Sheen, Shaheen Hossain, Robert Satterfield, Judith Holt Nov 2010

Communication Between Health Care Providers And At-Risk Mothers: Perceptions And Practices, Curt Phillips, Julia A. Robertson, Jeff Sheen, Shaheen Hossain, Robert Satterfield, Judith Holt

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

Background

This study examined knowledge, attitudes and opinions regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use during pregnancy among women enrolled in drug treatment centers. It also assessed the educational and screening practices of health care professionals who care for women of child-bearing age in Utah.

Methods

The assessment of ATOD use was based on a convenience sample of women who were enrolled in drug treatment centers in Utah. The sample (n = 60) was surveyed by trained research team members. The assessment of screening practices of physicians and other medical professionals (n = 350) who deal with women’s obstetric and ...


Teaching Functional Life Skills To Children With Developmental Disabilities: Acquisition, Generalization, And Maintenance, R. Detrich, Thomas S. Higbee Jan 2010

Teaching Functional Life Skills To Children With Developmental Disabilities: Acquisition, Generalization, And Maintenance, R. Detrich, Thomas S. Higbee

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Vocational Rehabilitation In The Context Of Business: Motivation, Management And Marketing, Michael J. Millington, N. J. Buys Jan 2010

Vocational Rehabilitation In The Context Of Business: Motivation, Management And Marketing, Michael J. Millington, N. J. Buys

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Let Me Introduce You To A New Peer: The Postsecondary Education, Employment, And Research Project At Usu, Robert L. Morgan, K. Done Jan 2010

Let Me Introduce You To A New Peer: The Postsecondary Education, Employment, And Research Project At Usu, Robert L. Morgan, K. Done

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


A Forgotten Population? Assessment And Instructional Training For Teachers Of Students With Profound Multiple Disabilities, E. Horrocks, Robert L. Morgan Jan 2010

A Forgotten Population? Assessment And Instructional Training For Teachers Of Students With Profound Multiple Disabilities, E. Horrocks, Robert L. Morgan

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Introduction To The Special Issue: Drawing Content From An Emerging Qa Community, Michael J. Millington Jan 2009

Introduction To The Special Issue: Drawing Content From An Emerging Qa Community, Michael J. Millington

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


A Grounded Theory Approach To Defining Fragmentation And Unification In The Rehabilitation Counseling Profession, K. Tingey, Michael J. Millington, Jared C. Schultz Jan 2009

A Grounded Theory Approach To Defining Fragmentation And Unification In The Rehabilitation Counseling Profession, K. Tingey, Michael J. Millington, Jared C. Schultz

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Quality Assurance And Program Evaluation: Terms, Models, And Applications, M. J. Leahy, V. A. Thielsen, Michael J. Millington, B. Austin, A. Fleming Jan 2009

Quality Assurance And Program Evaluation: Terms, Models, And Applications, M. J. Leahy, V. A. Thielsen, Michael J. Millington, B. Austin, A. Fleming

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Challenge Of Organizational Culture In Quality Assurance Implementation, Michael J. Millington, Jared C. Schultz Jan 2009

The Challenge Of Organizational Culture In Quality Assurance Implementation, Michael J. Millington, Jared C. Schultz

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Recruiting The Next Generation Of Special Education Teachers, Robert L. Morgan, M. Rees, J. Lyman Jan 2009

Recruiting The Next Generation Of Special Education Teachers, Robert L. Morgan, M. Rees, J. Lyman

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Reducing Isolation Through Regional Mentors And Learning Communities: A Way To Support Rural Learners, Nancy K. Glomb, T. Midenhall, L. Mason, Charles L. Salzberg Jan 2009

Reducing Isolation Through Regional Mentors And Learning Communities: A Way To Support Rural Learners, Nancy K. Glomb, T. Midenhall, L. Mason, Charles L. Salzberg

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

Reinforcing and facilitating learning communities is a strategy that has been used to decrease attrition rates in traditional campus-based programs, and it has been hypothesized that applying principles of learning communities in distance education programs could have similar positive outcomes. To facilitate the development and maintenance of regional learning communities within the Mild/Moderate Distance Degree and Licensure Program at Utah State University, highly successful graduates of the program are employed as mentors within each broadcast locality to engineer regional opportunities for studying and socialization. Program evaluation respondents indicate that mentoring experiences were very helpful as they progressed through the ...


The Usu Mild/Moderate Distance Degree And Licensure Program: Where We’Ve Been And Where We’Re Going, Nancy K. Glomb, Benjamin Lignugaris/Kraft, R. R. Menlove Jan 2009

The Usu Mild/Moderate Distance Degree And Licensure Program: Where We’Ve Been And Where We’Re Going, Nancy K. Glomb, Benjamin Lignugaris/Kraft, R. R. Menlove

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

Providing access to quality special education teacher training programs for all qualified applicants is particularly pertinent in light of the national shortage of special education teachers. In addition, there are increasing numbers of students enrolling in Utah schools, and a percentage of that increased enrollment includes students with disabilities. The Mild/Moderate Distance Degree and Licensure Program at Utah State University began in 1995 to help address this shortage. Initially, the program was designed to recruit and prepare qualified mild/moderate special education teachers in one rural area of the state that includes two school districts. Over time, the program ...


How To Mismanage Behavior Intervention Plans, Robert L. Morgan Jan 2009

How To Mismanage Behavior Intervention Plans, Robert L. Morgan

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Bully Prevention In Positive Behavior Support, Scott W. Ross, R. H. Horner Jan 2009

Bully Prevention In Positive Behavior Support, Scott W. Ross, R. H. Horner

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

Bullying behaviors are a growing concern in U.S. schools. We present here a behavioral approach to bully prevention utilizing a schoolwide intervention. Bully prevention in positive behavior support (BP-PBS) teaches students to withhold the social rewards hypothesized to maintain bullying. A single-subject multiple baseline design across 6 students and three elementary schools was implemented in an empirical evaluation of the intervention's effectiveness. Results indicated that implementation was functionally related to decreased incidents of bullying for all 6 students observed. In addition, we observed a decrease in the social responses from victims and bystanders. Finally, school staff implemented the ...


How To Change Behavior In The Context Of An Fba-Based Intervention, Robert L. Morgan, T. Sellers, A. Keyl Jan 2009

How To Change Behavior In The Context Of An Fba-Based Intervention, Robert L. Morgan, T. Sellers, A. Keyl

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Education In The Empty Quarter: How Have We Fared?, Nancy K. Glomb, D. Forbush, M. S. Fishbaugh, A. Lefevre, R. Woodward, M. Taylor Jan 2008

Education In The Empty Quarter: How Have We Fared?, Nancy K. Glomb, D. Forbush, M. S. Fishbaugh, A. Lefevre, R. Woodward, M. Taylor

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

Garreau (1981) used the Arabic term Rub ‘al Khali, or Empty Quarter, to label the Intermountain West portion of the United States. In Saudi Arabia, the Empty Quarter is a large, dry, and relatively unpopulated area with a wealth of energy resources not unlike the Intermountain West. Garreau described changes in the area that were associated with changes in commerce and industry during the 20th century, particularly with respect to mining ventures and the discovery of oil and natural gas in the region. Although Garreau discussed many ways that these changes impacted the people and environment, he did not discuss ...


From Tutor To Teacher: For Some Peer Tutors, The Experience Can Lead To A Teaching Career, Robert L. Morgan, M. Rees Jan 2008

From Tutor To Teacher: For Some Peer Tutors, The Experience Can Lead To A Teaching Career, Robert L. Morgan, M. Rees

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Bully Prevention In Positive Behavior Support, Scott W. Ross, R. H. Horner, B. Stiller Jan 2008

Bully Prevention In Positive Behavior Support, Scott W. Ross, R. H. Horner, B. Stiller

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Special Education, L. L. Mason, Nancy K. Glomb, J. Sebastian Jan 2008

Special Education, L. L. Mason, Nancy K. Glomb, J. Sebastian

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Noncontingent Reinforcement As Treatment Fortub-Standing In A Toddler, R. D. Ward, Thomas S. Higbee Jan 2008

Noncontingent Reinforcement As Treatment Fortub-Standing In A Toddler, R. D. Ward, Thomas S. Higbee

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

The present case study investigated whether the tub-standing of a typicallydeveloping toddler could be reduced by a noncontingent reinforcement procedure. The results of a brief functional analysis suggested that tub-standing was maintained by automatic reinforcement. Noncontingent reinforcement, consisting of presentation of bath toys on a fixed-time schedule, was effective in reducing the number of tub-stands per session. These results suggest that noncontingent reinforcement can be successfully applied to problem behavior in typically-developing children in naturalistic settings.


Peers On Campus: What Works After 18, S. Rule, Robert L. Morgan, Charles L. Salzberg, E. Horrocks, C. Bartlett Jan 2008

Peers On Campus: What Works After 18, S. Rule, Robert L. Morgan, Charles L. Salzberg, E. Horrocks, C. Bartlett

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of Choice On Assignment Completion And Percent Correct By A High School Student With A Learning Disability, D. Stenhoff, B. J. Davey, Benjamin Lignugaris/Kraft Jan 2008

The Effects Of Choice On Assignment Completion And Percent Correct By A High School Student With A Learning Disability, D. Stenhoff, B. J. Davey, Benjamin Lignugaris/Kraft

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

The effects of choosing between two academic assignments on task completion and percent correct by a ninth grade student with a learning disability was investigated. This case study extended the efficacy of antecedent based intervention as an instructional modification. Further, the study extends previous research by investigating the effect of choice on academic achievement. The withdrawal design showed that percent completed and correct were highest when the participant was given a choice between two assignments when compared to baseline conditions. Results are discussed in term of efficacy of choice as an antecedent intervention, choice selection, and future research directions.


The Rehabilitation Community Legacy Project: The Oral History Of Leadership, Michael J. Millington Jan 2008

The Rehabilitation Community Legacy Project: The Oral History Of Leadership, Michael J. Millington

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Facilitating Consumer Partnerships In State Policy And Program Design, Judith Holt, Darrell L. Jones, Richard E. Petty, Suzanne Crisp, Helen Roth, Sara Galantowicz Oct 2007

Facilitating Consumer Partnerships In State Policy And Program Design, Judith Holt, Darrell L. Jones, Richard E. Petty, Suzanne Crisp, Helen Roth, Sara Galantowicz

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Self-Determined Employment Preference For Youth In Transition From School To Work In Rural Areas, Robert L. Morgan, R. B. Morgan Jan 2007

Self-Determined Employment Preference For Youth In Transition From School To Work In Rural Areas, Robert L. Morgan, R. B. Morgan

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

Self-determination, or the ability to identify and achieve goals based on a foundation of knowing and valuing oneself, is both a legal right and a responsibility of an individual. Self-determined employment is consistent with contemporary practice, outcome-based research, and the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004. In this article, we describe three challenges facing youth with disabilities in rural areas related to determining their own employment, including (a) extensive or chronic poverty in some rural areas as a factor limiting selection of preferred employment, (b) intensive competition for limited jobs available, and (c) the potential for ...