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2009

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Overrepresentation Of Minority Students Enrolled In Special Education, Katie Bower Dec 2009

Overrepresentation Of Minority Students Enrolled In Special Education, Katie Bower

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As studied in recent years, there is a growing number of minority students who are enrolled in special education around the country. In many schools, the percentage of minority students in special education compared to the total number of minority students is surprisingly high. The purpose of this study was to determine if this was true for schools in the Rochester, New York region. As a teacher, I wanted to learn more about why the high percentage of minority students in special education existed so that I can better serve the students that I work with. If we know why ...


Identifying, Diagnosing, And Interventions For Children With Autism, Amy Campbell May 2009

Identifying, Diagnosing, And Interventions For Children With Autism, Amy Campbell

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The purpose of this literature review is to inform the reader about identifying, the diagnosis, and interventions for children with autism. It explains the research that is written about the exact criteria necessary to diagnose a child with autism and what symptoms a family member, educator, or any other person would need to identify if the child may have autism. The literature also goes into detail about what interventions work best with children who have autism. It shows what evidence is written in recent research and also how efficient each intervention is. I handed a questionnaire out to seven autism ...


Applied Behavior Analysis And Autism-Spectrum Disorders, Stephanie Kacurovski May 2009

Applied Behavior Analysis And Autism-Spectrum Disorders, Stephanie Kacurovski

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The purpose of my research was to inform others about the facts of applied behavior analysis. Before researching ABA, I had a basic understanding, or I should say misunderstanding, of the use and practice of this treatment. Unfortunately, the mis-practice of ABA contributes to many myths about the treatment. Throughout this paper, the reader should have developed an understanding of applied behavior analysis and how it is used to treat those with ASD.


Ten Effective Teaching Practices For Students With Asperger's Syndrome, Kristen Zeppetella May 2009

Ten Effective Teaching Practices For Students With Asperger's Syndrome, Kristen Zeppetella

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Research was conducted to determine what strategies were most effective for teaching students with Asperger’s Syndrome. After reviewing the literature ten strategies were chosen because they came up the most often. These ten strategies were researched in detail and were found to be the most effective when teaching students with Asperger’s Syndrome. A study was then conducted to determine if teachers were actually using the strategies recommended by the literature. The results of the study found that the participants did use a variety of the ten teaching strategies found to be most effective in the research.


Response To Intervention, David Moore May 2009

Response To Intervention, David Moore

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In this literature review I looked at the vast literature on Response to Intervention (RTI). I focused on literature about Response to Intervention in regards to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004, how Response to Intervention works as an academic model, and what a culturally responsive RTI program would look like. My research looked at a three tiered system of intervention that was in place in an elementary school for the 4th and 5th grade students for the 2007-2008 academic school year. I tracked student progress on reading levels using the Degree of Reading Assessment 2 throughout the ...


Do Students With Disabilities Successfully Transition Into The Work Force Or Postsecondary Education?, Kathleen M. Philbin May 2009

Do Students With Disabilities Successfully Transition Into The Work Force Or Postsecondary Education?, Kathleen M. Philbin

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This research focuses on students with disabilities and their transition and career planning for postsecondary life. The United States federal government has put into law, regulations and guidelines for children with disabilities. The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires states and school districts to have a transition plan in place for all students with disabilities. The transition plan should prepare students for further education, employment, and independent living. Transition plans need to take into account the individual student’s interest and abilities. Educators are in agreement that children with disabilities need to have a transition plan. Educators often have different ...


Respect In Inner City Schools, Nicole Baccanti May 2009

Respect In Inner City Schools, Nicole Baccanti

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This capstone focuses on respect within schools in the inner city. The literature review focused on emotional behavioral disorders and poverty, mainly whether or not the two are linked together. To find the presence of respect in the inner city schools, teachers and students were asked fill out a questionnaire giving their opinions on what respect is, giving and receiving of respect and whether or not respect is given at home. Ultimately, it was proven that the definition of respect between teachers and students is very different, thus resulting in a conflict that plays out in the classroom.


Intensity Of Applied Behavioral Analysis Across Grade Levels, Brenna Murphy May 2009

Intensity Of Applied Behavioral Analysis Across Grade Levels, Brenna Murphy

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Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a method used to teach children with autism. Because there are many components to this methodology, it is important to know the approaches linked with ABA. There are many factors to ABA which are important to know in order to apply ABA to a student that many parents and professionals do not full y understand. ABA is also a program which can be conducted at home or at school, and it is important to know the benefits of each.


Workplace Preferences And Expectations Of Generation Y, Victoria Larysz Apr 2009

Workplace Preferences And Expectations Of Generation Y, Victoria Larysz

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This quantitative and qualitative study investigates the workplace preferences and expectations of Generation Y as compared to those of Generation X, the Baby Boom Generation, and the Veteran Generation. The study also aims to confirm or refute some of the common stereotypes outstanding about Generation Y. This research includes a review of current relevant literature, along with a survey including original questions and Kovach’s (1987) job reward factors.


Self-Harm And Self-Injurious Behaviors In Female Adolescents: A Silent Epidemic, A Review In Literature, Tess Dancause Apr 2009

Self-Harm And Self-Injurious Behaviors In Female Adolescents: A Silent Epidemic, A Review In Literature, Tess Dancause

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Self-harm and self-injurious behavior is a widespread problem among female adolescents. Self-injurious behaviors are a dangerous coping strategy used by many female adolescents who lack in the primary needs for managing feelings and coping mechanisms. Although several of these adolescents share an association with diagnoses of traumatic childhood experiences, major depression, alcohol/drug use/abuse, and/or other recognized mental illnesses, the act of self-harm or self-injurious behaviors is not recognized as an isolated mental disorder by the 4th Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Thus, self-harm or self-injurious behaviors continue to remain a problem that ...


The Effects Of The Workplace Covenant ™ At Frontier Communications Corporation: A Case Study, Joanne Enright Apr 2009

The Effects Of The Workplace Covenant ™ At Frontier Communications Corporation: A Case Study, Joanne Enright

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The Workplace Covenant ™ is a team-building tool designed to increase trust and commitment among all members of a work group, including the work group manager. The supervisory group of the Operator Services Department at Frontier Communications Corporation along with their manager was assessed to measure current levels of job satisfaction, workplace engagement, team communications, interpersonal relations, and performance. A consultant performed the Workplace Covenant ™ team building intervention with the work group. Then, a final team assessment measured the success of the intervention.


Developing Hewitt Associates' Leaders Through A Global Leadership Forum, Tafra Debisschop Apr 2009

Developing Hewitt Associates' Leaders Through A Global Leadership Forum, Tafra Debisschop

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No abstract provided.


Implementing An Effective Communication Strategy At A Small Organization In Transition, Debra M. Marshall Apr 2009

Implementing An Effective Communication Strategy At A Small Organization In Transition, Debra M. Marshall

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No abstract provided.


The Added Value Of A Chief Learning Officer To An Organization, James Vonbramer Jan 2009

The Added Value Of A Chief Learning Officer To An Organization, James Vonbramer

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No abstract provided.


Merit And Performance-Based Pay, Nathan A. Bramble Jan 2009

Merit And Performance-Based Pay, Nathan A. Bramble

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Merit-based pay provides teachers with monetary bonuses for reaching identified student achievement goals. Performance-based pay provides other types of bonuses to teachers for reaching similar student achievements. This paper will discuss both the positive and negative outcomes for providing these incentives to teachers. School districts in several states have implemented various aspects of merit and performance-based pay with varying results.


Mainstreaming, The Foundation For Inclusion, Corie Muzza Jan 2009

Mainstreaming, The Foundation For Inclusion, Corie Muzza

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My literature review portion of this project discussed the history of mainstreaming, in addition to its advantages and disadvantages. It also talked about the social effects of mainstreaming and the impact teachers' attitudes have on its success. In addition, it discussed a number of effective mainstreaming strategies along with current practices of inclusion. The study I conducted for this project focused on one participant who is integrated into a general education setting from his special education setting. I observed and recorded the participant's on-task behavior, along with his social and academic interactions in both settings.


Is Inclusion Effective?, Allison Murray Jan 2009

Is Inclusion Effective?, Allison Murray

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Most school districts today are inclusive schools, which means students with mild to moderate disabilities are participating in general education curriculum. Recent studies have shown varying results as to whether this type of program is successful for these students. A survey was conducted in a small rural school district and seems to support the current research indicating the correlation between the training received and the willingness of teachers to educate students that have disabilities.


Promoting Self-Determination For Students With Emotional And Behavioral Disorders, David J. Landers Jan 2009

Promoting Self-Determination For Students With Emotional And Behavioral Disorders, David J. Landers

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Students with emotional disturbance (ED) oftentimes feel as though their ideas and opinions are ignored or not taken seriously. Unfortunately, they are often justified in feeling this way. As ED students have some of the highest dropout rates in the United States, it should be our goal as educators to do whatever is necessary to keep them in school and help them to succeed. Using these students' naturally strong will seems the best method of doing this. Allowing them to have some power over their own education may help to assuage their feeling of powerlessness. Yet how do we promote ...


The Questions And Answers In The Correlation Of Socioeconomic Status And Education, Jennifer Horton Jan 2009

The Questions And Answers In The Correlation Of Socioeconomic Status And Education, Jennifer Horton

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There are a large amount of diverse factors that contribute to a student's academic success. Things such as basic needs, a student's culture, the teacher's culture, parent involvement, school and classroom environment, and actual instructional strategies all play a role in a student's daily academic experience. When students are living in an area of poverty, or come from families of a low socio-economic status, one or all of these factors can become compromised. As a result teachers, parents, administrators and community leaders are faced with the challenge of providing a holistic approach to education with limited ...


Citizenship In The Inclusive Environment, Katie Girvin Jan 2009

Citizenship In The Inclusive Environment, Katie Girvin

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the strategies used by educators to initiate equal opportunity for students with disabilities in the social environment known as the inclusive setting. This study also showed how children develop an understanding of what it means to have citizenship in the classroom, and how this stance is reached through the aid of peers and teachers. To be a citizen in the classroom is defined by Mara Sapon-Shevin as a naturalized individual who is entitled to the rights and privileges as any other student (2003). Having these rights and privileges encourages any student to ...


Co-Teaching In Today's Schools, Carolyn Colombo Jan 2009

Co-Teaching In Today's Schools, Carolyn Colombo

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Co-teaching in today's schools varies based on the model that schools choose and the teachers providing the support. This literature review examined the wide variety of co-teaching models and established that co-teaching is most effective when the co-teachers share a similar philosophy and are well prepared through efficient planning. It is also necessary for the classroom size to be small enough for teachers to be able to meet with students individually or in small groups. This research focused on how co-teachers view their arrangement and how it has been implemented in the schools in which they teach. Surveys were ...


The Achievement Gap, Amy C. Ciaccia Jan 2009

The Achievement Gap, Amy C. Ciaccia

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My research topic is "The awareness and Utilization of special education services from an urban vs. suburban perspective and the affect it has on the success rate of students with special needs." What I needed to consider when researching was the factors that can and do contribute to "differences" in the rate of success between all learners, especially in schools and districts that are perceived by many to be "unequal." I do not think it is uncommon of anyone to think that schools in the suburbs are "better" than schools in the city; whether it is in reference to the ...


On Followership, Karen M. Schwind Jan 2009

On Followership, Karen M. Schwind

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Followers are an essential but underrepresented part of leadership. Without a strong group of followers, leaders cannot possibly be successful. Followers can, and often do, think independently and critically, and are active workers. They do not simply wait to be told what to do. level followers courageous Instead, there are various followership styles. At the most exemplary provide are fully relationship constructive, competent with leaders although not partners wherein in an they always positive, organization. are able feedback. to They openly Effective maintain disagree leaders a and work with followers, not above them, and empower them to take risks. Organizations ...


Employee Engagement: A Brief Explanation, Louise J. Rombaut Jan 2009

Employee Engagement: A Brief Explanation, Louise J. Rombaut

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Due to the fact that globalization is here to stay, organizations need to face and make the changes necessary as to how they treat their employees to be competitive on the world-wide market. Failure to address this simple fact will result in the loss of valuable employees. Every effort must be made to attract and retain individuals who are passionate about their work. This paper explores the steps necessary to hire and engage dedicated professionals in a global market.


Integrated Services In The Inclusive Classroom, Stephanie Wojcik Jan 2009

Integrated Services In The Inclusive Classroom, Stephanie Wojcik

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This study is based on research conducted on integrated services. The research focuses on factors of an effective inclusive classroom and the collaboration of teachers and service providers. The research also focuses on related service models and the elements of service integration within inclusive classrooms. In order to gain more information on related services, surveys were sent out to teachers and related service providers at Elm Elementary. These surveys asked professionals what kind of service model they were involved in (pull-out, push-in, and combination). The surveys also asked professionals for their reactions to each service model and which they preferred ...


The Value And Effectiveness That An Inclusive Setting Has On Students With Down Syndrome, Jessica Weiser Jan 2009

The Value And Effectiveness That An Inclusive Setting Has On Students With Down Syndrome, Jessica Weiser

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The purpose of this study was to examine, identify and describe the values and effects that an inclusion classroom has on students with Down syndrome. This study was conducted through a case study of two students in an effort to compare and contrast both the benefits and challenges of including students with Down syndrome in an inclusion classroom verse a self contained classroom.


Educational Portfolios, Kelly Lapolla Jan 2009

Educational Portfolios, Kelly Lapolla

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No abstract provided.