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Embedded Strategies In Mathematics Vocabulary Instruction: A Quasi-Experimental Study, Sharon Sanders Dec 2007

Embedded Strategies In Mathematics Vocabulary Instruction: A Quasi-Experimental Study, Sharon Sanders

All Dissertations

Recent accountability requirements increase the emphasis on mathematics achievement for all students, including low-performing students and students with learning disabilities. However, these students progress very slowly, with weaknesses evident in computation and problem solving. These limitations affect their success in mathematics at lower grades and make earning a high school diploma difficult. It is imperative to isolate components of mathematics comprehension and identify methods to teach them in order to help these lower performing students be successful. Research indicates a strong relationship between vocabulary and mathematical comprehension, identifying vocabulary understanding as a key component in understanding the subject. Vocabulary instruction ...


Special Education Around The World, Lisa Battaglino Dec 2007

Special Education Around The World, Lisa Battaglino

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Building Quality And Capacity In Rural Areas, Nedra Atwell, Janice Ferguson, Judy Pierce Nov 2007

Building Quality And Capacity In Rural Areas, Nedra Atwell, Janice Ferguson, Judy Pierce

Kentucky Teacher Educator

This article will provide readers an overview of the program Western Kentucky University is using to promote quality training and promote professionalism in special education teachers. This program incorporates collaboration with local school districts, a cohort approach, field-based practitioners, online delivery of a research-based curriculum and demonstrated pedagogical knowledge with practical skills relevant to the targeted student population. The intent is to meet the demand for highly qualified special education teachers, not merely to decrease the shortage of teachers.


Regular Education And Special Education: Toward Improving High School Inclusion, Donna White Sep 2007

Regular Education And Special Education: Toward Improving High School Inclusion, Donna White

All Regis University Theses

Regular Education and Special Education: Toward Improving High School Inclusion With recent special education law, more special needs students are being educated in the general education classroom than ever before. No Child Left Behind is requiring educators to ensure that special needs students are achieving at the same level as their peers. General educators need training, support and resources in order to be more effective in their classrooms. This means special educators and administrators need to be cognizant of their needs and work to provide general educators the support they need to be successful with special needs students in the ...


How Does The Use Of Word Walls In An Intermediate Classroom Affect The Spelling Of Students With Learning Disabilities?, Renee Dastyck Aug 2007

How Does The Use Of Word Walls In An Intermediate Classroom Affect The Spelling Of Students With Learning Disabilities?, Renee Dastyck

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study explored the use of word walls in an intermediate classroom with students who receive special education services.The students are classified as "learning disabled" or "other health impaired." The study was conducted on five students in a fifth grade classroom who received consultant teacher support for one hour a day, five days a week.

The students were asked to complete a pre and post survey questionnaire on their feelings toward spelling. They were given a quick-write journal in which they wrote for ten uninterrupted minutes. Also, students' completed short narrative writing pieces. The researcher kept a daily log ...


Increasing Student Motivation And Achievement Using Interactive Technology, Heather Burch Young Aug 2007

Increasing Student Motivation And Achievement Using Interactive Technology, Heather Burch Young

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

I investigated ways that the use of technology will motivate and affect fifth and sixth grade students with special needs and influence their achievement in reading and writing. I created with the students, podcasts of 3 reader's theater performances in order to practice reading fluency. The students used sound recording software, to listen and "see" (through sound waves) how they read. Various on-line tools for students to practice word formations, vowel combinations as well as other reading and language elements were used as well. I also looked at ways my students can use technology to publish and share their ...


Patterns Of Physical Activity Participation, Sources Of Social Support And Friendship Dynamics Among Children With Low Vision, Janet Mary Macvicar Jun 2007

Patterns Of Physical Activity Participation, Sources Of Social Support And Friendship Dynamics Among Children With Low Vision, Janet Mary Macvicar

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Master’s Theses

Research was conducted to assess the patterns of physical activity participation, sources of social support and friendship dynamics among children with low vision. Twenty-four male and female children between the ages of 8 and 14 years with low vision (20/70 to 20/400) completed a questionnaire related to their participation in physical activity. Results indicate that the children are active at school in physical education classes, at home and in community recreation programs.

The research shows that they also have significant social supports and their friendship dynamics are positive.


Enhancing Transition For Students With Disabilities Across New York State: State Performance Plan #13 And The New York State Transition Quality Indicators, David Brewer Apr 2007

Enhancing Transition For Students With Disabilities Across New York State: State Performance Plan #13 And The New York State Transition Quality Indicators, David Brewer

K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability Collection

This policy brief describes the relationship between state reporting requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 and New York State's process for continuous quality improvement, utilizing TransQUAL Online. The federal government established State Performance Plan Indicator #13 (SPP 13) so that states would report the percentage of students with Individualized Education Programs whose goals and transition services reasonably enable the student to meet measurable post-secondary goals. In New York State, Transition Quality Indicators (TQI) were established to help school districts collaboratively assess their current transition-related practices. TransQUAL Online is a password-protected organizational assessment tool that integrates ...


Comparison Of Perceptions Of Inclusion Between University Instructors And Students With Disabilities In Ukraine, Sharon A. Raver, Kateryna Kolchenko Jan 2007

Comparison Of Perceptions Of Inclusion Between University Instructors And Students With Disabilities In Ukraine, Sharon A. Raver, Kateryna Kolchenko

Communication Disorders & Special Education Faculty Publications

Ukraine is currently involved in a heated debate about inclusion at all levels of education. This debate has become part of the country's efforts to improve human rights. Prior to independence in 1991, students with disabilities in Ukraine who desired higher education were not permitted to attend universities. How instructors and students with disabilities perceive the process of integration is important for Ukraine's continued movement toward becoming an egalitarian society. This study examined the differences in attitude regarding inclusion and university life between university instructors and students with special needs attending Open International University of Human Development “UKRAINE ...


Investigating The Role Of Eportfolios And Online Courses In A Community Of Practice: Assisting Bulgarian Special Educators With Lifelong Competency Development, R. Peterson, J. Herrington, D. Konza, M. Tzvetkova-Arsova, K. Stefanov Jan 2007

Investigating The Role Of Eportfolios And Online Courses In A Community Of Practice: Assisting Bulgarian Special Educators With Lifelong Competency Development, R. Peterson, J. Herrington, D. Konza, M. Tzvetkova-Arsova, K. Stefanov

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

Research and development for an Internet-facilitated distributed community of practice (DCoP) for special education in Bulgaria is in its final phase. The DCoP is called Special Education Bulgaria. Results from the needs assessment indicated that special education researchers, practitioners, and parents in Bulgaria would benefit from such a community and that there is sufficient Internet access. Formative evaluation results directed website usability and sociability improvements and the incorporation of Moodle, a popular course management system. An effectiveness evaluation is currently underway to investigate the DCoP’s effect on the job performance and satisfaction of special educators. Preliminary results indicate that ...


A Case Study Of Disproportionality In Special Education: Inquiry In An Urban School District, Charlotte D. Ivey Jan 2007

A Case Study Of Disproportionality In Special Education: Inquiry In An Urban School District, Charlotte D. Ivey

ETD Archive

This case study examines the problem of disproportionality in special education in an urban school district in Northeast Ohio. Disproportionality occurs when the risk for being identified in a particular disability category is not proportional to the population being considered. The problem of disproportionate representation of racial groups in certain categories of special education is significant because it is only seen in the "judgemental" categories. That is, categories such as ED and SLD, where the determination for eligibility is subjective and based on professional judgement and inference, as opposed to non-judgemental categories such as OHI, blindness, deaf, orthapaedic and TBI ...


Does Success For All Impact Reading Achievement Of Students With Learning Disabilities?, Stacey Smith-Davis Jan 2007

Does Success For All Impact Reading Achievement Of Students With Learning Disabilities?, Stacey Smith-Davis

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation seeks an answer to the question: "Will students with learning disabilities who were provided reading instruction through the Success For All reading program demonstrate higher reading achievement on selected reading assessments (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test and the Qualitative Reading Inventory-3) than the students with learning disabilities who were provided reading instruction through other reading programs?" Determining the impact of the Success For All reading program on reading assessment scores will add to the research about effective reading instruction methods for use with students with learning disabilities. The target population of this study was third grade students with learning ...


Closing The Digital Divide : An Assessment Of Urban Graduate Teacher Education Students' Knowledge Of Information Literacy And Their Readiness To Integrate Information Literacy Into Their Teaching, Tyrone Heath Cannon Jan 2007

Closing The Digital Divide : An Assessment Of Urban Graduate Teacher Education Students' Knowledge Of Information Literacy And Their Readiness To Integrate Information Literacy Into Their Teaching, Tyrone Heath Cannon

Doctoral Dissertations

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The Effect Of Prewriting Strategy Instruction On The Written Products Of High School Students With Learning Disabilities, Todd Sundeen Jan 2007

The Effect Of Prewriting Strategy Instruction On The Written Products Of High School Students With Learning Disabilities, Todd Sundeen

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT We know that many students with learning disabilities struggle throughout their school years with the writing process. High school is no exception. Writing is a life skill that can directly impact the quality of life for older students preparing to graduate and progress to college, a career, or simply the world of work. A need in society exists to improve the writing of all students including those who are on the threshold of high school graduation. Students with learning disabilities enter their ninth year of school with a performance gap of 4 to 5 years placing their equivalent learning ...


Audio-Assisted Reading With Digital Audiobooks For Upper Elementary Students With Reading Disabilities, Kelli J. Esteves Jan 2007

Audio-Assisted Reading With Digital Audiobooks For Upper Elementary Students With Reading Disabilities, Kelli J. Esteves

Scholarship and Professional Work – Education

Audio-assisted reading has been used as an effective instructional intervention for students with learning disabilities (Carbo, 1978; Gilbert, Williams, & McLaughlin, 1996) and with struggling readers (Chomsky, 1976; Hollingsworth, 1978; Hoskisson & Krohm, 1974; Koskinen, Blum, Bisson, Phillips, Creamer, & Baker, 2000; Rasinski, 1990). The strategy involves reading along while listening to an audio recording of a fluent model (Evans, 1997).

The goal of this study was to compare the efficacy o f audio-assisted reading with digital audiobooks against the traditional practice of sustained silent reading in terms of reading fluency rates and reading attitude scores with upper elementary students with reading disabilities. Participants in the control group selected literature and read silently for 20-30 ...