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Preliminaries To Haptic-Integrated Pronunciation Instruction, William Acton, Amanda Ann Baker, Michael Burri, Brian Teaman Jan 2013

Preliminaries To Haptic-Integrated Pronunciation Instruction, William Acton, Amanda Ann Baker, Michael Burri, Brian Teaman

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This paper reports on aspects of a haptic (movement plus touch) integrated system for classroom pronunciation instruction. It is based, in part, on established pedagogical practice in the use of somatic/kinesthetic techniques such as gesture in language instruction (Acton, 1984, 2012; Celce-Murcia, Brinton, Goodwin & Briner, 2010; McCafferty, 2004), and management of vocal resonance in singing and voice training (Lessac, 1997). The pedagogical method is designed for use by relatively untrained instructors and is generally best delivered through video with classroom follow up. Relatively recent research and development in haptics, especially in the areas of gaming, prosthetics and robotics, provides a rich ...


Faith-Based Substance Abuse Programs, Geoffrey C. B Lyons, Frank P. Deane, Peter J. Kelly Jan 2013

Faith-Based Substance Abuse Programs, Geoffrey C. B Lyons, Frank P. Deane, Peter J. Kelly

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Faith-based programs are one of the primary treatment options for individuals with substance use disorders. However, there is ambiguity regarding what faith-based programs are, how they differ from secular programs, and how they incorporate religion or spirituality into treatment. Furthermore, though evidence suggests faith-based programs can be as effective as other secular treatments, it is unclear how the utilization of religion or spirituality in the treatment process influences recovery outcomes. Preliminary research suggests that the exploration and cultivation of spirituality may operate on recovery by improving a client's psychological well-being, social support systems, and the ability to cope with ...


The Alpha Band Of The Resting Electroencephalogram Under Pulsed And Continuous Radio Frequency Exposures, Nick Perentos, Rodney Croft, Raymond J. Mckenzie, Irena Cosic Jan 2013

The Alpha Band Of The Resting Electroencephalogram Under Pulsed And Continuous Radio Frequency Exposures, Nick Perentos, Rodney Croft, Raymond J. Mckenzie, Irena Cosic

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The effect of GSM-like electromagnetic fields with the resting electroencephalogram (EEG) alpha band activity was investigated in a double-blind cross-over experimental paradigm, testing the hypothesis that pulsed but not continuous radio frequency (RF) exposure would affect alpha activity, and the hypothesis that GSM-like pulsed low frequency fields would affect alpha. Seventy-two healthy volunteers attended a single recording session where the eyes open resting EEG activity was recorded. Four exposure intervals were presented (sham, pulsed modulated RF, continuous RF, and pulsed low frequency) in a counterbalanced order where each exposure lasted for 20 min. Compared to sham, a suppression of the ...


Child, Family And Environmental Correlates Of Children's Motor Skill Proficiency, Lisa M. Barnett, Trina Hinkley, Anthony D. Okely, Jo Salmon Jan 2013

Child, Family And Environmental Correlates Of Children's Motor Skill Proficiency, Lisa M. Barnett, Trina Hinkley, Anthony D. Okely, Jo Salmon

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To identify factors associated with children's motor skills. Cross-sectional. Australian preschool-aged children were recruited in 2009 as part of a larger study. Parent proxy-report of child factors (age, sex, parent perception of child skill, participation in unstructured and structured activity), self-report of parent factors (confidence in their own skills to support child's activity, parent-child physical activity interaction, parent physical activity) and perceived environmental factors (play space visits, equipment at home) were collected. Moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) (ActiGraph GT1M accelerometer) and motor skills (Test of Gross Motor Development-2) were also assessed. After age adjustment, variables were checked ...


The Nutrition And Enjoyable Activity For Teen Girls Study: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial, Deborah L. Dewar, Philip J. Morgan, Ronald C. Plotnikoff, Anthony D. Okely, Clare E. Collins, Marijka Batterham, Robin Callister, David R. Lubans Jan 2013

The Nutrition And Enjoyable Activity For Teen Girls Study: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial, Deborah L. Dewar, Philip J. Morgan, Ronald C. Plotnikoff, Anthony D. Okely, Clare E. Collins, Marijka Batterham, Robin Callister, David R. Lubans

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Background Obesity prevention among youth of low SES is a public health priority given the higher prevalence of youth obesity in this population subgroup. Purpose To evaluate the 24-month impact of a school-based obesity prevention program among adolescent girls living in low-income communities. Design The study was a school-based group RCT, the Nutrition and Enjoyable Activity for Teen Girls (NEAT Girls) intervention. Setting/participants The study involved 12 secondary schools located in low-income communities in New South Wales, Australia. Participants were 357 adolescent girls (aged 13.2±0.5 years). Intervention The 12-month multicomponent intervention was guided by social cognitive ...


Computer Gaming And Adhd: Potential Positive Influences On Behavior, Stuart Johnstone Jan 2013

Computer Gaming And Adhd: Potential Positive Influences On Behavior, Stuart Johnstone

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Parents often express concerns about that technology, particularly video has on their children. Indeed, have been associated with problems social isolation and a drop-off in academic achievement, and games containing violence shown to increase aggressive thoughts and. Frequent interaction with video games been associated with subsequent problems functions such as attention and impulse-control However, it is important to note that technology and video games can also be used to improve behavior. During my 15 years of research examining the brain electrical activity and behavior of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), there has been an increase in the use ...


Even With Cruise Control You Still Have To Steer: Defining Trolling To Get Things Done, Andrew M. Whelan Jan 2013

Even With Cruise Control You Still Have To Steer: Defining Trolling To Get Things Done, Andrew M. Whelan

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'Trolling' is not a pre-given aspect of a discursive environment, which we enter into and then identify as such. This paper demonstrates that trolling is contextually mobilised as an occasioned aspect of interaction through an example: a news segment aired on the Australian network television news program Seven News in 2012. This segment is interpreted initially with reference to existing frameworks, so as to make a case about how trolling is conventionally understood, and this interpretation is then respecified through a membership categorisation analysis of the segment in question. By attending to the methods with which trolls are produced and ...


Alcohol Advertising During Televised Australian Football Finals, Sandra C. Jones, Lance Barrie, Michael Chapman, Nicholas J. Corr, Sondra Davoren Jan 2013

Alcohol Advertising During Televised Australian Football Finals, Sandra C. Jones, Lance Barrie, Michael Chapman, Nicholas J. Corr, Sondra Davoren

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Alcohol marketing during sport, and alcohol industry sponsorship of sporting events, is highly lucrative; however, concerns have been raised over the impact on child and adolescent viewers of repeated exposure to alcohol marketing messages. The aim of this research project was to investigate the amount and type of alcohol marketing during two major sporting events in 2012 - the semi-finals and grand final of the AFL and NRL. The broadcasts of these six games were audited for alcohol advertisements and other advertising communications. Almost one-fifth of the screen time included alcohol marketing. Policy and practice implications of these findings are discussed.