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A Pilot Study On The Comparison Of The Effect Of A Traditional Physical Education Program And A Movement Exploration Program On The Self Concept Of The Special Education Student, Sherrie Ann Chrysler Aug 1969

A Pilot Study On The Comparison Of The Effect Of A Traditional Physical Education Program And A Movement Exploration Program On The Self Concept Of The Special Education Student, Sherrie Ann Chrysler

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this pilot study, which was exploratory in nature, was to determine if the type of physical education program a special education student experiences affects his self concept.


A Study Of The Influencing Factors Causing Experienced Special Education Teachers To Change To Regular Programs, Jon R. Gobiet Aug 1969

A Study Of The Influencing Factors Causing Experienced Special Education Teachers To Change To Regular Programs, Jon R. Gobiet

All Master's Theses

This study was done to determine basic reasons why qualified special education personnel in three similar school districts in Washington State have changed to the regular programs.


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.


A Developmental Program For Trainable Mentally Retarded Pupils, Richard Matthew Ozanich Jul 1969

A Developmental Program For Trainable Mentally Retarded Pupils, Richard Matthew Ozanich

All Master's Theses

The purpose of the project was to apply a specified training program and test its results with eight pupils who constituted a class for trainable mentally retarded children. The children were placed in the group on the basis of evaluation by a school psychologist. The training program was the Social Education First Aid (SEFA) program (Gunzburg, 1964). Additional concrete materials were used to supplement the SEFA material. The children's growth in the following areas of social competence was evaluated: self-help, communication, socialization, and occupation.


The Effect Of Positive Reinforcement On The Attending Behavior Of A Distractible Child, Michael Lewis Ikard May 1969

The Effect Of Positive Reinforcement On The Attending Behavior Of A Distractible Child, Michael Lewis Ikard

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of the study (1) to evaluate the use of a token reinforcement system in modifying the attending behavior of a distractible child; (2) to demonstrate a technique which a teacher may find useful in helping the distractible child learn to manage his own attention; and (3) to show the relationship between attending behavior and academic performance.


A Study Of The Current Trends Of Teaching Distributive Education To Students With Special Needs, Leroy A. Mccartney Mar 1969

A Study Of The Current Trends Of Teaching Distributive Education To Students With Special Needs, Leroy A. Mccartney

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to identify distributive education programs for students with special needs. The identity and study of the programs would provide guiding principles for the organization, and administration of the programs. The study could provide basic information which would assist in planning the curriculum and initiating distributive education programs in school districts where the need to train the disadvantaged is a problem. This study could also aid in meeting one of the objectives of vocational education.


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.


Teaching Reading To The Educable Mentally Retarded At The Junior High Level Through Music And Rhythms, John Ernest Wollenweber Jr. Aug 1968

Teaching Reading To The Educable Mentally Retarded At The Junior High Level Through Music And Rhythms, John Ernest Wollenweber Jr.

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of teaching reading to educable mentally retarded children at the junior high school level through the use of music and rhythms.


A Critical Examination Of The Phonics And Structural Analysis Skill Development In The Sra Reading Laboratory Iiia, Florence B. Hay Aug 1968

A Critical Examination Of The Phonics And Structural Analysis Skill Development In The Sra Reading Laboratory Iiia, Florence B. Hay

All Master's Theses

The study was made in an effort to tabulate all of the phonics and structural analysis skills presented in the SRA Reading Laboratory IIIa as to the various kinds offered; frequency of use; methods of presentation. Also, extensive research was attempted to ascertain leading reading authorities' opinions on the use of these analyses for secondary students. The purpose of the study was to determine whether the SRA Reading Laboratory IIIa would be the best material to use for the retarded and disabled readers at the secondary level.


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 Study Of Prevocational Students’ Vocational Choices Versus Actual Job Attainment And Social Adjustment Versus Employability For Educable Mentally Retarded, Ralph Summers Jr. Aug 1968

A Study Of Prevocational Students’ Vocational Choices Versus Actual Job Attainment And Social Adjustment Versus Employability For Educable Mentally Retarded, Ralph Summers Jr.

All Master's Theses

The study was an exploration of what effects a special education-prevocational program had upon employability; social adjustment or personality; vocational level of attainment; and self-realization of abilities.


A Comparison Of The Needs And Values Of Experienced Teachers Of Special Education And The Needs And Values Of Experienced Teachers Of Regular Education, Donald Anrud Holmes Aug 1968

A Comparison Of The Needs And Values Of Experienced Teachers Of Special Education And The Needs And Values Of Experienced Teachers Of Regular Education, Donald Anrud Holmes

All Master's Theses

This study used the II:PPS and the AVLSV to test seven hypotheses. These hypotheses asked if there was significant difference at the .05 level as measured by the "t" test between experienced teachers of special education and incoming prospective teachers of special education, of experienced teachers of special education and graduating prospective teachers of special education, and of experienced teachers of special education and the college normal samples as published by the test manual. The hypotheses asked the same questions as related to regular teachers of education. In addition, the hypotheses asked if there was a difference between experienced ...


A Comparison Of The Needs And Values Of Graduating Prospective Teachers Of Special Education And The Needs And Values Of Graduating Prospective Teachers Of Regular Education, Steven Wilbur Baker Jun 1968

A Comparison Of The Needs And Values Of Graduating Prospective Teachers Of Special Education And The Needs And Values Of Graduating Prospective Teachers Of Regular Education, Steven Wilbur Baker

All Master's Theses

This study compared the needs and values of graduating prospective regular education teachers to graduating prospective special education teachers by the use of the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule and the Allport Vernon Lindzey Study of Values.


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.


A Comparative Study Of The Needs And Values Of Prospective Teachers Of Special Education And Regular Education, James H. Olson Jun 1968

A Comparative Study Of The Needs And Values Of Prospective Teachers Of Special Education And Regular Education, James H. Olson

All Master's Theses

It was concluded in the present study that there were areas of significant difference between the prospective teachers of special education and the prospective teachers of regular education with regard to their needs and values. The two instruments used to obtain this information were the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule and the Allport Vernon Lindzey Study of Values. The tests were administered to both groups of prospective teachers in the initial stage of their preparation for the teaching profession.


A Survey And Comparison Of Current Follow-Up Practices And Curriculum In Special Education Programs In The State Of Washington, Richard Beaudreau Aug 1967

A Survey And Comparison Of Current Follow-Up Practices And Curriculum In Special Education Programs In The State Of Washington, Richard Beaudreau

All Master's Theses

The study surveyed twenty-six districts in the State of Washington that had developed high school special education programs. These districts were surveyed to determine the amount of follow-up that had been conducted in high school special education programs and to provide an evaluation of the program in the districts in which follow-up studies have been conducted.


A Study Of Class Placement For The Educable Mentally Retarded, Lucretia A. Osen Aug 1967

A Study Of Class Placement For The Educable Mentally Retarded, Lucretia A. Osen

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to (1) examine available research and studies relevant to the subject of placement of the educable mentally retarded, and (2) to determine the effectiveness of the programs for the educable mentally retarded; and to report on the findings in literature as well as interpret the findings in the light of present day situations.


The Improvement Of Perceptual Ability For Educable Mentally Retarded Children Through The Use Of Gymnastics, Victor W. Lowe Aug 1967

The Improvement Of Perceptual Ability For Educable Mentally Retarded Children Through The Use Of Gymnastics, Victor W. Lowe

All Master's Theses

This paper was an attempt to show the relationship between gymnastics and perceptual behavior, with mentally retarded children.


The Suggested Activities For Use In The Development Of A Curriculum Guide For The Educable Mentally Retarded At The Primary, Intermediate, And Secondary Levels, James D. Sayah Jul 1967

The Suggested Activities For Use In The Development Of A Curriculum Guide For The Educable Mentally Retarded At The Primary, Intermediate, And Secondary Levels, James D. Sayah

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study to suggest activities for use in a curriculum guide for the educable mentally retarded in physical education at the primary, intermediate, and secondary levels.


Job Descriptions And Job Specifications For Directors Of Special Education, Andrew D. Ray Aug 1966

Job Descriptions And Job Specifications For Directors Of Special Education, Andrew D. Ray

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to analyze the available literature in the area of special education in an effort to compile a descriptive taxonomy of job descriptions and job specifications for directors of special education.


Analysis Of Personal And Professional Requirements For Special Education Teachers In Eastern Washington, Samuel P. Rust Jr. Jun 1966

Analysis Of Personal And Professional Requirements For Special Education Teachers In Eastern Washington, Samuel P. Rust Jr.

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to determine the criteria used for the employment of special education teachers in Eastern Washington; (2) to compare current qualifications with professional standards suggested by nationally recognized studies; and (3) evaluate these findings for teacher selection.


Developing A Curriculum For The Trainable Student Enrolled In The Boy’S Apprentice Training Program At Rainier School, Frank F. Serviss Aug 1963

Developing A Curriculum For The Trainable Student Enrolled In The Boy’S Apprentice Training Program At Rainier School, Frank F. Serviss

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study (1) to develop a curriculum for the trainable mentally retarded student that will be developmental in nature and will help meet the needs of the students enrolled in the boy's apprentice training program at Rainier School, and (2) to provide each student with personal and social skills that with work skills will enable him to establish a positive relationship with employees and residents with whom he will be working and living.


An Examination Of An Art Centered Curriculum For Beginning Classes In Special Education In The Bellevue School District, Lucille Mohring Studebaker Aug 1963

An Examination Of An Art Centered Curriculum For Beginning Classes In Special Education In The Bellevue School District, Lucille Mohring Studebaker

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of an art centered curriculum as an approach to the stimulation of learning for the Educable Mentally Retarded.


A Proposed Program For The Use Of Instrumental Music With Orthopedically Handicapped Children, Donald Henry Allgaier Mar 1963

A Proposed Program For The Use Of Instrumental Music With Orthopedically Handicapped Children, Donald Henry Allgaier

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study are (1) to investigate the historical foundations of occupational and musical therapy and their contribution to conditions existing in orthopedic hospitals throughout the United States; (2) to determine the value and extent of instrumental music in occupational therapy in orthopedic hospitals in states other than Washington; and (3) to establish a workable program for the use of instrumental music as functional therapy.


Development Of An Automated Basic Spelling Program For Retarded Children, William Gilbert Woods Aug 1962

Development Of An Automated Basic Spelling Program For Retarded Children, William Gilbert Woods

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to write a competent teaching machine (TM) program on spelling for handicapped pupils at the upper primary level and to indicate possibly fruitful areas for further research with the program at this level.


Delayed Reinforcement And Delayed Response In Discrimination Learning Of Developmentally Retarded Children, Robert Preston Gelhart Aug 1961

Delayed Reinforcement And Delayed Response In Discrimination Learning Of Developmentally Retarded Children, Robert Preston Gelhart

All Master's Theses

As a preliminary investigation of delay factors in discrimination learning, the present study was designed primarily to contrast the effect of a short delay in response with the same duration of delay of reinforcement in order to evaluate the possibility that reinforcement-delay alone during the standard response-delay experiment is responsible for decremental effects.


Guide To Assist Districts In Organizing A Program For Mentally Retarded Children, Dorothy Lillian Riser Jun 1959

Guide To Assist Districts In Organizing A Program For Mentally Retarded Children, Dorothy Lillian Riser

All Master's Theses

This guide is presented with the hope that it will help districts organize a well-coordinated program in the light of present perceptions of the needs of the mentally retarded. Three methods were used to gather pertinent information: (1) a search of current literature; (2) interviews with personnel in special education; and (3) visits to key programs in the State of Washington.


An Analysis Of Possible Occupations For Mentally Retarded Youth, Robert William Steadman May 1958

An Analysis Of Possible Occupations For Mentally Retarded Youth, Robert William Steadman

All Master's Theses

The intention of this study was to give guidance personnel an indication of possible occupations for mentally handicapped persons and to show the competencies needed to succeed on the job.