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Under The Umbrella: Strategies For Working With Asd Students, Shannon Elise Hallisy 2019 Cedarville University

Under The Umbrella: Strategies For Working With Asd Students, Shannon Elise Hallisy

Master of Education Applied Research Projects

A literature review was conducted to examine the various strategies that have been implemented with children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Interventions were identified and examine regarding their effectiveness with these individuals. Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method research studies from several different countries were included, in order to provide a global perspective. The main areas that were examined were academically-focused interventions, behavioral and social interventions, student perceptions, and teacher-focused studies. Although autism is a condition that is highly unique to each individual, several commonalities are noted regarding key features of autism as well as common practices that have shown ...


Portraits With A Posthumous Voice: Reinforcing And Contesting Social Norms In The Heterotopic Museum And Cemetery, Matthew J. Crissey 2018 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

Portraits With A Posthumous Voice: Reinforcing And Contesting Social Norms In The Heterotopic Museum And Cemetery, Matthew J. Crissey

Museum Studies Theses

Abstract

The following paper qualitatively analyzes and documents over 500 memorial-photographs/etched portraits on tombstones in ten Western New York cemeteries. This paper covers fourteen topics, ranging from religion to gang-violence. A juxtaposition of portraits exhibited within the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery with memorial-portraits on tombstones revealed heterotopic environments creating a public forum enabling the reinforcing or contestation of social ideologies. In other words, the author observed the similarities of identities and social norms publicly expressed on tombstones and gallery portraits.

A Social Constructionist approach enabled the study to examine how one social phenomenon contributes to the shaping of a ...


Informational Handout For Parents Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy And Down Syndrome In Tanzania (Or Other Developing Countries), Kailee Moran 2018 Grand Valley State University

Informational Handout For Parents Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy And Down Syndrome In Tanzania (Or Other Developing Countries), Kailee Moran

Honors Projects

Informational handout about diagnosis and symptoms, behavioral strategies, materials and intervention ideas for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, and Down Syndrome in Tanzania (and other developing countries).


Barriers To Change For Augmentative And Alternative Communication Use, Lauren E. Brown 2018 Murray State University

Barriers To Change For Augmentative And Alternative Communication Use, Lauren E. Brown

Scholars Week

Title: BARRIERS TO CHANGE FOR AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION USE

Keywords: speech language pathology, augmentative and alternative communication, counseling, readiness to change, self-efficacy

In recent literature, there has been a marked increase in importance placed upon understanding what factors both positively and negatively impact the progress made by a client and that client’s family in response to speech and language therapy. Today, clinicians prioritize evidence based practice (EBP) when making clinical decisions, focusing on not only clinical expertise and best evidence, but also client and caregiver perspectives, or preferences (ASHA, 2018). In consideration of EBP for augmentative and alternative ...


Building Strong Bonds: How Maine's Ucedd And Community Advisory Committee Support Each Other In Our Work, Kile Pelletier, Maryann Preble 2018 The University of Maine

Building Strong Bonds: How Maine's Ucedd And Community Advisory Committee Support Each Other In Our Work, Kile Pelletier, Maryann Preble

Poster Presentations

In 1990, a Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) assembled and created a mission statement for what would become the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion, University Affiliated Program. Their vision of inclusion and interdependence and recognition of the inherent worth and talent of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities continues today. The CAC Co-Chairs will describe how strong bonds between the Maine UCEDD and CAC sustain our work together in this poster presentation.


Aging Farmers With Disabilities: From Ommission To Belonging, Elizabeth DePoy, Stephen Gilson 2018 University of Maine

Aging Farmers With Disabilities: From Ommission To Belonging, Elizabeth Depoy, Stephen Gilson

Poster Presentations

This poster presents research investigating assets and unmet needs of aging farmers with disabilities, a diversity population that is often omitted from research, analysis, policy, and services. The session will detail the research and then, based on the findings, attendees will be guided through analysis and discussion of how AUCD can respond.


The Universality Of The Human Condition: Theorizing Transportation Inequality Claims By Persons With Disabilities In Canada, 1976-2016, Laverne A. Jacobs 2018 University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

The Universality Of The Human Condition: Theorizing Transportation Inequality Claims By Persons With Disabilities In Canada, 1976-2016, Laverne A. Jacobs

Laverne Jacobs

Transportation is the lifeline that connects persons with disabilities with the community, and facilitates greater opportunities for work, social inclusion and overall independence. Adequate accessible transportation has long been a concern of persons with disabilities, yet there is a dearth of sustained research on the legal and societal implications of transportation inequality for persons with disabilities. This article contributes to the research on both transportation inequality and equality theory by providing an empirical and theoretical analysis of the human rights tribunal decisions on transportation equality in Canada. In doing so, it examines the issues from the perspective of the voices ...


Disability In Medical Spaces, Emily Johnson 2018 University of Minnesota - Morris

Disability In Medical Spaces, Emily Johnson

Honors Capstone Projects

While there are many existing definitions of disability, the academic discipline of disability studies uses an interdisciplinary perspective to define and understand the disability experience. The idea that disability is a disease that ought to be cured, or the medical model of disability, is one of the most pervasive views of disability today. This treatment-centered viewpoint has greatly influenced the way people with disabilities receive medical care. With this project, I investigate how future physicians are taught about disability. I hypothesize that by incorporating disability studies into the medical school curriculum, as well as medical practice, there would be a ...


Caregiver Support And Advocacy For Children With Disabilities In Guyana, Shiromanie Sharla Khargi 2018 Walden University

Caregiver Support And Advocacy For Children With Disabilities In Guyana, Shiromanie Sharla Khargi

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Abstract

In Guyana, a developing country in South America, many parental caregivers of disabled people struggle to understand their children's disability as well as provide, and advocate for, educational resources and medical and psychological care for their children. The researchers have found that the needs of this population have been minimized placing disabled people at risk for neglect, abuse, and death. In 2006, the Convention on the Rights for People with Disabilities created a plan to help developing countries improve the care and advocacy for people with disabilities. The purpose of this evaluative study, which was guided by general ...


Perceived Effects Of Learning Disabilities On College Students, Samantha E. Penta 2018 Georgia Southern University

Perceived Effects Of Learning Disabilities On College Students, Samantha E. Penta

University Honors Program Theses

The purpose of this study is to explore the perceived effects of learning disabilities on college students, as well as the barriers faced during the transition into postsecondary education. The sample was composed of 37 undergraduate students reporting a learning disability diagnosis. A questionnaire was distributed to explore several factors; including university accommodations, barriers to academic success, and perceived stigma on campus. Participants over the age of 18 reporting a learning disability were included in the study. Approximately one-quarter of participants reported the presence of a learning disability, however, the majority of these students denied receiving academic accommodations from their ...


Social-Sexual Autonomy, Person-Centered Planning, And Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities, Earlie Simone Brown-Hall 2018 Walden University

Social-Sexual Autonomy, Person-Centered Planning, And Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities, Earlie Simone Brown-Hall

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Abstract

Sexual autonomy is the right and capacity of each individual to decide and make choices

about whom, when, and how they express themselves sexually. Individuals with

intellectual disabilities have frequently been marginalized, oppressed, and left out of

discussions about sexuality placing them at risk of abuse, unsafe sex practices, and

unplanned pregnancies. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the

usefulness of person-centered planning techniques in the development of an individual

service plan that address the social-sexual needs of individuals with intellectual

disabilities. Purposeful sampling was used to select 8 participants for this study. Specific

participants were ...


The Experiences That Promote Success For Students With Intellectual Disability In Postsecondary Education, Kimberly S. Handsome 2018 Virginia Commonwealth University

The Experiences That Promote Success For Students With Intellectual Disability In Postsecondary Education, Kimberly S. Handsome

Theses and Dissertations

This in-depth qualitative, phenomenological (Smith & Fowler, 2009) research study attempted to understand the experiences of young adults with intellectual disability who had completed a 2-year, inclusive postsecondary education program. 13 participants (4 former students with ID, 5 parents, and 4 Postsecondary Education staff members) participated in semi-structured interviews. Interviews were coded to provide themes amongst each individual group of participants. A document review was also conducted to better understand the program components and add validity to self-reports from interviews. Results were analyzed and used to provide implications for future research and program development.


Hablando Del Autismo: Autism Coverage In South America, Silvia Luengo 2018 Rollins College

Hablando Del Autismo: Autism Coverage In South America, Silvia Luengo

Honors Program Theses

Based on media framing theory, this exploratory and comparative investigation quantitatively analyzes autism coverage in the top two newspapers from Venezuela and Argentina between the years of 2010 and 2017 in their native language, Spanish. The results indicate there are significant differences between the countries’ coverage of autism in their description of issues, discourse types, sources, images, roles and stigmatizing cues. These differences notwithstanding, science and public relations are the main top two issues reported in both countries. Additionally, a scientific discourse type is more common in Venezuelan articles than in Argentina which focuses on human-interest stories. Individuals with autism ...


Evaluation Of A Family Fitness Program: The Fit Fam Program, Steven Childs 2018 Humboldt State University

Evaluation Of A Family Fitness Program: The Fit Fam Program, Steven Childs

Theses and projects

Background: One method to increase physical activity levels and overall health of children with disabilities is to involve entire families in physical activity programs. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the seven-week self-directed fitness program, the Fit Fam program. Methods: Six parents of children aged six to 20 with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) participated in a one week in-person educational fitness program prior to participating in a seven-week self-directed family fitness program in which participants utilized skills learned and a provided, individually-tailored physical activity program for their family and tracked each family members physical activity on ...


Sight Unseen, Angela Uriyo 2018 Iowa State University

Sight Unseen, Angela Uriyo

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

There are 1.3 million visually-impaired (VI) people in the United States (National Federation of the Blind, 2017), whose clothing needs and wants are largely ignored by designers. Addressing their needs and wants increases their social participation by reducing incidences of isolation (Kabel, McBee-Black & Dimka, 2016), and potentially could increase their independence and overall quality of life. Sight Unseen was the result of a study with the objective of developing a design prototype to address the clothing needs and wants of VI women. A four-stage research process was undertaken to ascertain the specific symbolic and functional values that VI participants ...


Impression Formation Of Persons Wearing Glasses Or Hearing Aids: Gender Differences, Tammy R. Kinley, Jessica Strubel, Amyn Amlani 2018 University of North Texas

Impression Formation Of Persons Wearing Glasses Or Hearing Aids: Gender Differences, Tammy R. Kinley, Jessica Strubel, Amyn Amlani

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

An impression, does not have to accurately assess personality characteristics, but it will inform future encounters. This study sought to investigate whether males and females perceive persons wearing glasses or hearing aids differently and whether their own experiences affected those judgments. Data were collected via online survey. Females rated the male model wearing glasses as more Reliable and Provocative. Males found the female model more Fashionable and Good-looking in glasses. No significant differences were computed when impressions were compared between participants who wore glasses and those who did not. Regarding impressions of persons wearing hearing aids, male and female participants ...


Perceptions Of Employers Towards The Employment Of People With Autism Spectrum Disorder Within The Service Industry In Singapore, Eva Siew-Lian Lim 2017 Southern Cross University

Perceptions Of Employers Towards The Employment Of People With Autism Spectrum Disorder Within The Service Industry In Singapore, Eva Siew-Lian Lim

Theses

This research is placed within a qualitative, interpretive paradigm of inquiry and has used a combination of two methods within an overall qualitative methodology and positions people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a valuable human resource for businesses in Singapore. One part of the study is a descriptive analysis of organisations that already have experience working with employees with ASD. The second part of the study comprises semi-structured interviews with employers who have, and also those employers who do not have, experience working with employees with ASD and who are interested in recruiting employees with ASD.


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