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Basic Educational Experiences Program Utilizing Individualized Instruction In Auditory And Visual Perception Phase Ii, Peggy L. Stapleton Oct 1969

Basic Educational Experiences Program Utilizing Individualized Instruction In Auditory And Visual Perception Phase Ii, Peggy L. Stapleton

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to develop Phase II in the Basic Educational Experiences Program, Phase I (6) of which was already in use in Yakima's Elementary Schools. Phase I was a minimal program in motor-sensory development. Phase II was a program in sequential perceptual activities contributing to and supporting the perceptual needs of the individual child through personal involvement in its activities.


A Comparison Of The Self-Concept Levels Of Educable Mental Retardates In The Wenatchee Public Schools And The Lacey Public Schools, John Williams Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Self-Concept Levels Of Educable Mental Retardates In The Wenatchee Public Schools And The Lacey Public Schools, John Williams

All Master's Theses

It shall be the purpose of this study to determine the measured self concept of the educable mentally retarded enrolled in a secondary special education program and to compare it with the measured self concept of the educable mentally retarded enrolled in a normal secondary school program.


Comparison Of A Movement Exploration Program To A Traditional Physical Education Program Using Junior High School Special Education Students, Dale W. Lanegan Aug 1969

Comparison Of A Movement Exploration Program To A Traditional Physical Education Program Using Junior High School Special Education Students, Dale W. Lanegan

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not a scheduled program of Movement Exploration would show an effective means of improving the physical fitness and motor skill abilities of a group of junior high school special education students. For means of analyses, the Movement program was compared to a traditional program of physical education for a Control group of junior high school special education students.


Individualized Reading Instruction With Programmed Materials In A Third Grade, Alpha Pauline Lieb Aug 1969

Individualized Reading Instruction With Programmed Materials In A Third Grade, Alpha Pauline Lieb

All Master's Theses

This study was made to determine whether programmed reading materials could correct some of the reading difficulties that develop in children more effectively than the conventional basal approach to reading. Other purposes were to evaluate (1) the financial and administrative feasibility of programmed materials, (2) their effectiveness in individualizing instruction in reading, and (3) the benefits and/or hindrances these materials were to the teacher and students while working in a self-contained classroom situation.


Pre-Reading Visual Exercises For Disadvantaged Children, Ina Mary Rutherford Aug 1969

Pre-Reading Visual Exercises For Disadvantaged Children, Ina Mary Rutherford

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to create tapes and accompanying materials for auto-instruction in developing visual discrimination skills at the pre-reading level. The tapes and materials were specifically designed to meet the needs of first grade children from a low socio-economic environment in Calgary, Alberta.


The Case Study Approach In Remedial Reading, Marlyn L. Willardson Jul 1969

The Case Study Approach In Remedial Reading, Marlyn L. Willardson

All Master's Theses

A case study of one student who failed to pass the reading portion of the teacher education test at Central Washington State College was the investigation of this paper. The purpose of this study was to present the case study as a technique in diagnosing the reading disabilities of the individual and using the diagnosis as the basis for prescription and implementation of corrective procedures. This investigation was also conducted to serve as a single depth study upon which future case studies at the college level could be based.


The Selah Study Skills Program A Total Approach To Aid Students With Learning Disabilities, J. Roger Strate Jul 1969

The Selah Study Skills Program A Total Approach To Aid Students With Learning Disabilities, J. Roger Strate

All Master's Theses

This paper attempts to communicate the following five aspects of the Selah Study Skills program: (1) why and how the program was started, (2) identification, testing, and diagnosis of the disabled learner, (3) educational therapy used, (4) supportive educational therapy used, and (5) evaluation and prognosis of the Study Skills program.


A Program Of Physical Education Incorporating The Doman-Delacato Method Used With Trainable Mentally Retarded Students, Harold Wayne Johnson Jun 1969

A Program Of Physical Education Incorporating The Doman-Delacato Method Used With Trainable Mentally Retarded Students, Harold Wayne Johnson

All Master's Theses

The present study reports on a physical education program which was used with trainable mentally retarded children. Incorporated into this physical education program were those exercises advanced by Delacato.


A Case Study Of Remediation For A Fifth Grade Boy With Reading Disabilities, Betty Lee Foster Jun 1969

A Case Study Of Remediation For A Fifth Grade Boy With Reading Disabilities, Betty Lee Foster

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to provide formal research evidence as to the effectiveness of the remedial tutorial program with one child who had been diagnosed as a disabled reader. The student had been functioning as a slow learner in the classroom. More specifically, an attempt was made to verify or reject the hypothesis that improvement of the subject's reading ability would result in an enhancement of his self-image. A second hypothesis was to determine if the regular classroom work would profit by this improved self-image.


Development Of A Parent Education Program For Parents Of Children Enrolled In The Head Start Child Development Center Toppenish, Washington, Margaret Gleason Kulik Jun 1969

Development Of A Parent Education Program For Parents Of Children Enrolled In The Head Start Child Development Center Toppenish, Washington, Margaret Gleason Kulik

All Master's Theses

The concern of this study will be to consider the over-all problem: Can planned educational programs for parents help to compensate for some of the deficiencies brought about by the culture of poverty? More specifically will be studied the problem: Can parent education through study-discussion groups help disadvantaged families to a better understanding of themselves and others with resulting changes in attitudes and/or behavior in family relationships and child care and development?


Hearing Loss Among Alaska Native Schoolchildren Of The Lower Yukon, Susan H. Henry Jun 1969

Hearing Loss Among Alaska Native Schoolchildren Of The Lower Yukon, Susan H. Henry

All Master's Theses

Schoolchildren in the Eskimo settlement of Mountain Village, Alaska, were studied to determine the extent of hearing losses incurred and ,the relationship between hearing loss and the middle ear pathology of otitis media.


A Survey Of The Literature In The Area Of Progress Reporting And Diplomas And Its Implication For Special Education, Ned Clark Dec 1968

A Survey Of The Literature In The Area Of Progress Reporting And Diplomas And Its Implication For Special Education, Ned Clark

All Master's Theses

There is no regular or recommended procedure set forth by the state of Washington pertaining to standards for graduation requirements for special education students. The purposes of this study were two fold: (1) to examine the progress reporting systems in an effort to derive a method of reporting which would serve the needs of students, parents, and school personnel; (2) to help establish graduation requirements for the special education students in the Pateros School District.


A Study To Determine The Effect Of Picture Interpretation On The Achievement Of Culturally Deprived Second Grade Pupils, Jane Henriksen Smith Aug 1968

A Study To Determine The Effect Of Picture Interpretation On The Achievement Of Culturally Deprived Second Grade Pupils, Jane Henriksen Smith

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine whether second grade children from a low socio-economic area, taught with the use of flat pictures and the interpretation of such pictures to build vicarious experiences in the social studies program in correlation with other subject areas, will achieve as well as, or better than, second grade children from the same economic area who will be taught without such an abundant use of flat pictures.


Handedness And Dominance Patterns Of Normal And Mentally Retarded Children, Robert Henry Schreindl Aug 1968

Handedness And Dominance Patterns Of Normal And Mentally Retarded Children, Robert Henry Schreindl

All Master's Theses

The problem is to determine if left handedness differs significantly between normal and mentally retarded children, if laterality differs significantly between normal and mentally retarded children, and if laterality differs significantly between left and right handed normal and mentally retarded children.


A Comparison Of Academic Achievement Between Slow Learning Grouped And Non-Grouped Seventh Grade Students In West Puyallup Junior High School, William George Selig Aug 1968

A Comparison Of Academic Achievement Between Slow Learning Grouped And Non-Grouped Seventh Grade Students In West Puyallup Junior High School, William George Selig

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to compare the academic achievement of seventh grade slow learning students in the modified learning program with those not in the program; (2) to determine if there is any difference in the academic achievement of the two groups. It was the investigator's hypothesis that there would be no significant difference in achievement due to grouping.


Perception And Its Implication For The “Perceptually Handicapped Child” With Emphasis On Auditory Modality, Della J. Cable Aug 1968

Perception And Its Implication For The “Perceptually Handicapped Child” With Emphasis On Auditory Modality, Della J. Cable

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to present a review of the modern literature on perception, with an emphasis on the auditory modality, in an effort to summarize what research says concerning: 1. the neurological makeup of the perceiving organism; 2. the linguistic makeup of the perceiving organism; 3. the nature of innate perceptual capacities and of acquired percepts; 4. the nature of perceptual deficits and the importance of early identification; 5. the interrelationship of feedback and perception; 6. the interrelationship of auditory discrimination to perception; 7. the dynamics of system functions as it applies to perceptual choices; and ...


An Analytical Study Of Title Vi, Public Law 89-750, Byron R. Holmgren Jun 1968

An Analytical Study Of Title Vi, Public Law 89-750, Byron R. Holmgren

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study to investigate the causal relationship between persons, organizations, and legislation affecting passage of Title VI of Public Law 89-750, which was designed to provide comprehensive aid for handicapped children and youth.


The Effectiveness Of Perceptual Training As A Corrective Measure For Reading Disability, Brenda Bonin Batali Jun 1968

The Effectiveness Of Perceptual Training As A Corrective Measure For Reading Disability, Brenda Bonin Batali

All Master's Theses

This study compared the differences in perceptual development found between (1) normal readers and disabled readers, and (2) Indian children of a reservation cultural background and non-Indian children. Subjects were fifty-three children of both Indian and non-Indian backgrounds ranging from the second to the fourth grades at White Swan Grade School.


Analysis Regarding Parental Knowledge Of Services For The Mentally Retarded, Stanley F. Gomulkiewicz Aug 1967

Analysis Regarding Parental Knowledge Of Services For The Mentally Retarded, Stanley F. Gomulkiewicz

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study (1) to determine what parents know about the services that are available for the mentally retarded in the State of Washington; (2) to report these findings; and (3) to compare these findings with the services and facilities that are available in the state.


Community Knowledge Of Mental Retardation And Attitudes Toward The Retarded, Mary C. Speed Aug 1967

Community Knowledge Of Mental Retardation And Attitudes Toward The Retarded, Mary C. Speed

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to survey the community of Pasco, Washington, in order to determine the general knowledge of mental retardation and the attitudes toward the retarded.


Changing A Student’S Classroom Behavior Using Operant Conditioning Techniques, Judith Ann Paulson Aug 1967

Changing A Student’S Classroom Behavior Using Operant Conditioning Techniques, Judith Ann Paulson

All Master's Theses

This experiment was designed to extinguish a sixth grade boy's undesirable classroom behaviors by the complete withdrawal of teacher attention, and to develop and increase in successive approximations, the child's desirable classroom behaviors by frequent and intermittent teacher attention. The study was meant to be: (a) research replicating numerous other similar studies, but in addition be a behavior modification experiment conducted in a regular classroom setting in an elementary school and in as practical a way as possible for a teacher with 30 students, and (b) a response to a request from the boy's teachers for service ...


A Longitudinal Study Of The Behavioral Patterns Of An Epileptic Child, Ethel M. Smith Aug 1967

A Longitudinal Study Of The Behavioral Patterns Of An Epileptic Child, Ethel M. Smith

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was two-fold. The first objective was to review research in the area of epilepsy to discover how epilepsy might influence the emotional and social behavior patterns of the child. The second objective was to use written excerpts from a daily record of behavior accompanied by an analysis based on information obtained from library research.


Exploring The Use Of An Operant Technique In Teaching Spelling To Emotionally Disturbed Socially Maladjusted Children, Robert Lloyd Myers Aug 1967

Exploring The Use Of An Operant Technique In Teaching Spelling To Emotionally Disturbed Socially Maladjusted Children, Robert Lloyd Myers

All Master's Theses

In this study an attempt was made to statistically analyze the effects of using money as a reinforcer when teaching spelling to emotionally disturbed, socially maladjusted children. Equivalent forms of the California Achievement Tests and weekly spelling test scores during a four-week, non- reinforced period were compared with similar scores for a four-week, reinforced period.


A Comparative Study Of The Self Concept Of Mentally Retarded Children In Special Classes With The Self Concept Of Mentally Retarded Children In Regular Classes, Kathryn F. Imus Jun 1967

A Comparative Study Of The Self Concept Of Mentally Retarded Children In Special Classes With The Self Concept Of Mentally Retarded Children In Regular Classes, Kathryn F. Imus

All Master's Theses

The primary purpose of the present study was to determine if the self concepts of mentally retarded children in special education classes were different from the self concepts of mentally retarded children in regular classes.


An Evaluation Of Commonly Used Speech Articulation Tests From The Standpoint Of A Public School Therapist, Donna M. Harris Jun 1967

An Evaluation Of Commonly Used Speech Articulation Tests From The Standpoint Of A Public School Therapist, Donna M. Harris

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study to administer five commonly used tests and evaluate them according to ease of administration and the value of the information received. Because this study is to be essentially exploratory in nature, and not experimental, the evaluation of the tests will be largely subjective and will attempt to compare factors involving the administration of the tests to the child, the check sheets used to record information, and the adequacy of the information resulting from the administration of the various tests.


A Study Of School Programs For The Culturally Deprived Child, Mary King Cox Aug 1966

A Study Of School Programs For The Culturally Deprived Child, Mary King Cox

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study are (1) to study descriptive information about school programs for culturally deprived children in both large and small cities in order to identify the broad range of procedures being employed to educate these disadvantaged children, and (2) to identify those program elements which might be most useful in planning for the needs of these children in other districts such as Pasco, Washington.


Federal Funds Under Title I Of The Elementary And Secondary Education Act Will Help The High School Dropout Complete His Education, Jeanne E. Mccarl Aug 1966

Federal Funds Under Title I Of The Elementary And Secondary Education Act Will Help The High School Dropout Complete His Education, Jeanne E. Mccarl

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to determine if federal aid to education under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will help the potential dropout student to complete his education.


The Impact Of Remedial Language Arts Instruction On The Language Skills Of Slow-Learning Fifth And Sixth Graders, Elsie D. Thompson Aug 1966

The Impact Of Remedial Language Arts Instruction On The Language Skills Of Slow-Learning Fifth And Sixth Graders, Elsie D. Thompson

All Master's Theses

This study is undertaken to determine the impact of remedial language arts instruction on the language skills of slow learning fifth and sixth graders. It will seek to determine whether slow learning fifth and sixth graders, receiving remedial instruction in the language arts, will achieve as well as, or better than, slow learning fifth and sixth grade students in a regular heterogeneous classroom situation.


A Study Of Three Nine-Year Old Boys, Retarded In Reading, Who Were Taught Reading, Writing, And Spelling By A Remedial Teacher, Emily Ellen Leslie Jun 1966

A Study Of Three Nine-Year Old Boys, Retarded In Reading, Who Were Taught Reading, Writing, And Spelling By A Remedial Teacher, Emily Ellen Leslie

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the methods and materials best suited to the improvement of the reading, writing, and spelling skills of three boys, and to discover and alter, if possible, the factors contributing to the reading deficiency and lowered school achievement.


A Case Study Of Two Disabled Readers Using An Eclectic Remedial Reading Approach, William J. Harrison Jun 1966

A Case Study Of Two Disabled Readers Using An Eclectic Remedial Reading Approach, William J. Harrison

All Master's Theses

This study was conducted with two disabled readers to ascertain the value of an eclectic remedial reading program. No comparisons were made between the two subjects or any other group. The purpose of the study was to fully explain the diagnostic and remedial techniques used on two disabled readers and to relate the success of the eclectic remedial approach.