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Single-Subject And Case Study Designs., David Cihak Jul 2010

Single-Subject And Case Study Designs., David Cihak

David F Cihak

Bringing together a wide range of research on reading disabilities, this comprehensive Handbook extends current discussion and thinking beyond a narrowly defined psychometric perspective. Emphasizing that learning to read proficiently is a long-term developmental process involving many interventions of various kinds, all keyed to individual developmental needs, it addresses traditional questions (What is the nature or causes of reading disabilities? How are reading disabilities assessed? How should reading disabilities be remediated? To what extent is remediation possible?) but from multiple or alternative perspectives.

Taking incursions into the broader research literature represented by linguistic and anthropological paradigms, as well as psychological ...


Comparing Pictorial And Video Modeling Activity Schedules During Transitions For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders, David Cihak Jun 2010

Comparing Pictorial And Video Modeling Activity Schedules During Transitions For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders, David Cihak

David F Cihak

This study evaluated the differential effects of two different visual schedule strategies. In the context of an alternating treatments design, static-picture schedules were compared to video based activity schedules as supports for three middle school aged students with autism. Students used the visual schedules to transition between activities in their classroom. All participants began transition more independently after being exposed to the visual schedules. Two participants reached criteria faster with static-picture schedules while the third participant made slightly faster progress with the video based schedule. The positive outcomes for both interventions are discussed in the context of practitioners’ need for ...


The Use Of Video Modeling Via A Video Ipod And A System Of Least Prompts To Improve Transitional Behaviors For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders In The General Education Classroom, David Cihak, Cynthia Fahrenkrog, Kevin Ayres, Catherine Smith Mar 2010

The Use Of Video Modeling Via A Video Ipod And A System Of Least Prompts To Improve Transitional Behaviors For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders In The General Education Classroom, David Cihak, Cynthia Fahrenkrog, Kevin Ayres, Catherine Smith

David F Cihak

This study evaluated the efficacy of video modeling delivered via a handheld device (video iPod) and the use of the system of least prompts to assist elementary-age students with transitioning between locations and activities within the school. Four students with autism learned to manipulate a handheld device to watch video models. An ABAB withdrawal design was used to evaluate a functional relation between video modeling and the percentage of independent transitions by the student. The data indicate that all participants began transitioning more independently after the intervention was introduced and that their performance decreased with withdrawal of intervention. These results ...


Classroom Management For Inclusive Settings., David Cihak Dec 2009

Classroom Management For Inclusive Settings., David Cihak

David F Cihak

Written by expert teachers and researchers, Best Practices for the Inclusive Classroom: Scientifically Based Strategies for Success looks at field-tested strategies that teachers of inclusive classrooms need to implement to successfully teach all of the learners in their classroom.

The purpose of the book is to provide both general and special education teachers with a practical guide of scientifically validated, evidence-based instructional strategies in a variety of content areas, including reading, writing and spelling, mathematics, science, and social studies. An overview of the Response to Intervention process provides a foundation for implementing research-based strategies in core content areas.

In addition ...


Students With Moderate And Severe Mental Retardation, David Cihak Dec 2009

Students With Moderate And Severe Mental Retardation, David Cihak

David F Cihak

Every teacher needs to understand the strategies and methods necessary to make their classrooms effective for all students: mainstream, special needs, gifted, and culturally and linguistically diverse. In particular, teachers in special education and general education classrooms need to feel comfortable with their knowledge of identifying students with special needs, the referral process, individual education plans, educational laws, parent communication, management of students with disabilities, and much more.

The fifth edition of Special Education for All Teachers has expanded the content to focus on relevant and practical issues in educating students with special needs and students who are at risk ...