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Stress Levels And Development: A Phenomenology Of Autistic Children And Their Parents, Tiffany R. Wiggs 2010 Liberty University

Stress Levels And Development: A Phenomenology Of Autistic Children And Their Parents, Tiffany R. Wiggs

Senior Honors Theses

Being a parent means taking on both the joys and struggles that come with it. When a parent discovers that his or her child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the level of stress changes. It could be helpful to discover the severity of change that the stresses involved in parenting a child with ASD brings to the parent/child relationship and what effect this has on a child’s physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual development. To attempt to answer these questions, six parents were interviewed. Findings suggested that structure in daily living improves the quality of the ...


Rap: A Reading Comprehension Strategy For Students With Learning Disabilities, Courtney D. Blume 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Rap: A Reading Comprehension Strategy For Students With Learning Disabilities, Courtney D. Blume

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

Students with learning disabilities frequently struggle with reading comprehension. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of a paraphrasing cognitive strategy, RAP, on reading comprehension and the maintenance effects two months after treatment for students with learning disabilities. RAP was taught using the Strategic Intervention Model (SIM) developed by the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning (Schumaker, Deshler, & Ellis, 1986). This study utilized a multiple baseline design across participants for three fourth grade students with learning disabilities from the Midwest. In addition to a learning disability, two of the students also had speech-language impairments while ...


Augmentative Communication Technology For Adults In The Community With Developmental Disabilities, James P. Lawler 2010 Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

Augmentative Communication Technology For Adults In The Community With Developmental Disabilities, James P. Lawler

Cornerstone 2 Reports : Community Outreach and Empowerment Through Service Learning and Volunteerism

No abstract provided.


The Kids Will S.C.O.R.E In The Classroom, Stuart Peterson 2010 Boise State University

The Kids Will S.C.O.R.E In The Classroom, Stuart Peterson

Service-Learning Program

My service project purpose was to have me promote and provide a positive attitude for the students. They would be able to use this not only in school but in the community as well. I was also there to promote teamwork and to build their self confidence. The learning goal for my Ed-Sped 350 class was: “This SL project was intended to assist the candidates in gaining a deeper insight into students with exceptionalities and the resources and organizations which strive to enhance their post-secondary outcomes, educational services, social services, and/or familial services.” –Dr. Humphrey


S.C.O.R.E, Catherine Keyes 2010 Boise State University

S.C.O.R.E, Catherine Keyes

Service-Learning Program

No abstract provided.


Music's Power Of Inclusion!, Justin White 2010 Boise State University

Music's Power Of Inclusion!, Justin White

Service-Learning Program

No abstract provided.


Score, Joan Rudd 2010 Boise State University

Score, Joan Rudd

Service-Learning Program

Service Project Purpose: I was a mentor to at-risk students at Sliver Sage Elementary, providing educational assistance and companionship for students in the Homework Club. I worked with small group of students on their schoolwork, as well as helping them build intrapersonal skills such as self-confidence, motivation, and self-determination. Learning goals: This service learning project is intended to assist student mentors in gaining a deeper insight into at-risk students. This opportunity comes while working with organizations whose service-delivery models strive to enhance post-secondary outcomes, educational, social, and/or familial services for these at-risk youth.


Life Inc, Bri Neal 2010 Boise State University

Life Inc, Bri Neal

Service-Learning Program

Service Project: I assisted in developmental therapy during my time at LIFE. This consisted of working on intensive training skills to help them improve functional skill level, achieve independence, increase self-help skills, mobility, learning, receptive and expressive language, self-direction, capacity for independent living, economic self-sufficiency, and decrease maladaptive behaviors. The program really strives to promote community inclusion and participation, relationship building with peers, and positive social behaviors…while taking part in fun and enjoyable activities. Learning Goals: To provide services required from non-school-based organizations which strive to enhance our post-secondary outcomes, educational services, social services and/or familial services for ...


Helping Students Score Through Positive Behavior Support, Summer Cook 2010 Boise State University

Helping Students Score Through Positive Behavior Support, Summer Cook

Service-Learning Program

No abstract provided.


Math And Soccer With S.C.O.R.E., James H. Eschenbrenner 2010 Boise State University

Math And Soccer With S.C.O.R.E., James H. Eschenbrenner

Service-Learning Program

Purpose: To mentor at-risk Title One students Learning goals: To enhance the student’s post-secondary outcomes, educational services, social services, and/or familial services for students with exceptionalities.


The Social Inclusion Of Young Adults With Intellectual Disabilities: A Phenomenology Of Their Experiences, Sarah A. Hall 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

The Social Inclusion Of Young Adults With Intellectual Disabilities: A Phenomenology Of Their Experiences, Sarah A. Hall

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

Social inclusion enhances the quality of life of young adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). Young adults with ID continue to face prejudice and discrimination that limit their social inclusion. They experience limited social inclusion because there are not enough appropriate activities available and they have limited opportunities to develop friendships. The social inclusion that people with disabilities experience within their local community varies greatly.

There is a deficiency in the literature concerning the social inclusion of young adults with ID. Previous considerations of disability have focused primarily on physical access and reflect the local contexts in which the participants live ...


The Development Of Curriculum-Based Measurement Local Norms In The Area Of Written Expression, Elizabeth Anne Youngman 2010 Western Kentucky University

The Development Of Curriculum-Based Measurement Local Norms In The Area Of Written Expression, Elizabeth Anne Youngman

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This project used Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) in the area of Written Expression to establish district norms for Bowling Green City Schools. CBM uses brief fluency measures as indicators of students' academic performance. With the use of CBM, it is possible to identify students who are considered to be at-risk for educational performance. AIMSweb probes were used to assess 1,565 first through fifth grade students from five elementary schools within the Bowling Green Independent School District. Performance was scored using the three most common scoring indices: Total Words Written (TWW), Words Spelled Correctly (WSC), and Correct Word Sequence (CWS). Data ...


The Effects Of Video Self-Modeling On Elementary Students' On-Task Behavior As A Response To Intervention, Anika Kronmiller Bales 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

The Effects Of Video Self-Modeling On Elementary Students' On-Task Behavior As A Response To Intervention, Anika Kronmiller Bales

All Theses and Dissertations

Effective interventions are imperative for students who are at-risk for academic failure. Response to Intervention (RTI), a service delivery framework, is gaining momentum in schools as it aims to provide effective and appropriate interventions of varying degrees. Frequently used in the form of a three-tier process, RTI addresses academic and behavioral deficits for students first at a school-wide level; next, at an individualized level; and finally, at a more intense individualized level. This study examined the effects of video self-modeling (VSM) as a Tier 2 RTI for two students in general education classrooms. Both students exhibited low rates of on-task ...


Function-Based Responding To Check In/Check Out For Students With Emotional And Behavioral Disorders In A Residential Facility, Nicole Cain Swoszowski 2010 Georgia State University

Function-Based Responding To Check In/Check Out For Students With Emotional And Behavioral Disorders In A Residential Facility, Nicole Cain Swoszowski

Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders Dissertations

The Check in/Check out (CICO) strategy is a secondary tier intervention designed to address those students who are not responsive to universal tier, school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SW-PBIS), and require more targeted support. The present study extended the implementation of the CICO strategy to a residential facility. In addition, the study sought to determine the relationship between the maintaining function of behavior and responsiveness to CICO when a functional behavior assessment was conducted prior to the implementation of CICO. Six students with emotional and behavioral disorders (E/BD) in a residential setting participated in the study; three ...


Using Peer-Mediated Fluency Instruction To Address The Needs Of Adolescent Struggling Readers, Nikki L. Josephs 2010 Georgia State University

Using Peer-Mediated Fluency Instruction To Address The Needs Of Adolescent Struggling Readers, Nikki L. Josephs

Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders Dissertations

Teaching oral reading fluency is an important aspect of effective literacy instruction. Researchers have investigated a number of strategies shown to be effective with beginning readers; however, less empirical evidence is available for older, struggling readers. The secondary curriculum presents adolescent struggling readers with different challenges, including successful completion of higher level comprehension skill activities, high-stakes assessments, and limited classroom time with practice with oral reading fluency exercises. These conditions may lead to academic failure or school drop-out for students who have limited reading ability. An alternating conditions design (Kazdin, 1982) was used to examine the influence of peer-mediated fluency ...


Elementary Electronic Kits & Interactive Web Database, Anne Racquel Bacani 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Elementary Electronic Kits & Interactive Web Database, Anne Racquel Bacani

Computer Engineering

The Elementary Electronic Kit and Interactive Web Database (E-Kit) project will focus on bridging the gap between Cal Poly students and local elementary schools to raise interests in engineering. Its main purpose is to expose local elementary school students to basic engineering concepts through simple interactive engineering experiments and lessons. The initial idea and proposal for this project was introduced by John Oliver, senior project advisor, whose main goal is to provide a service that would allow local elementary school teachers to bring in Cal Poly student volunteers to teach basic engineering lessons to their class. Lessons will focus on ...


The Expressed Emotion Of Mothers Of Children With Fragile X Syndrome, Jeanine M. Coleman 2010 University of Denver

The Expressed Emotion Of Mothers Of Children With Fragile X Syndrome, Jeanine M. Coleman

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

A review of the literature revealed that mothers with children with fragile X syndrome (FXS) face many challenges, including managing their child's behavior which is a defining characteristic of children with FXS (Epstein, Riley, & Sobesky, 2002). Parents and professionals have become increasingly aware through research and everyday experiences that children with FXS are often overly sensitive to multiple stimuli (Hagerman, 1999; Hagerman & Hagerman, 2002; Miller et al., 1999). This overstimulation often leads to behavioral challenges that are characterized by tantrums, angry outbursts, and other forms of aggression. Additionally, mothers of children with FXS have their own personal challenges that come with carrying the premutation of the FMR1 gene. Many factors associated with this maternal genetic status include a heightened risk for premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), compromised self-concepts, and ...


Effectiveness Of A Computer-Based Syntax Program In Improving The Morphosyntax Of Students Who Are Deaf/Hard Of Hearing, Joanna Erin Cannon 2010 Georgia State University

Effectiveness Of A Computer-Based Syntax Program In Improving The Morphosyntax Of Students Who Are Deaf/Hard Of Hearing, Joanna Erin Cannon

Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if the frequent use of LanguageLinks: Syntax Assessment and Intervention (LL), produced by Laureate Learning Systems, Inc., as a supplemental classroom activity, affected morphosyntax structures (determiners, tense, and complementizers) in participants who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH) and use American Sign Language (ASL). Twenty-six students from an urban day school for the Deaf participated in this study. Two hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) growth curve analyses were used to examine the influence of LL on the comprehension of morphosyntax based on two dependent variables: 1) the scores from LL’s Optimized Intervention ...


Special Educators And Mathematics Phobia: An Initial Qualitative Investigation, Michael Humphrey, Jack J. Hourcade 2010 Boise State University

Special Educators And Mathematics Phobia: An Initial Qualitative Investigation, Michael Humphrey, Jack J. Hourcade

Michael Humphrey

Special educators are uniquely challenged to be content experts in all curricular areas, including mathematics, since students in their case loads may require academic instruction in any area. However, special educators with math phobia may be limited in their ability to provide effective instruction to their students with mathematical deficits and/or needs, and may experience additional challenges in their professional and personal lives. This qualitative study sought to better understand the nature of math phobia in two special educators through extensive interviews, journaling, and observations in math experiences, with a number of primary themes identified. Several potential resolutions for ...


Self-Directed Learning In Adults With Disabilities, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant 2010 University of South Florida

Self-Directed Learning In Adults With Disabilities, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant

Deborah K Sterner

This research investigated educated adults with identified disabilities and their self-directed learning efforts. It involved structured, in-depth interviews with disabled adults in higher education related to their attempts to learn on their own. Evidence of self-directed learning projects existed for each of the participants. All reported difficulties with finding the appropriate tools to improve their learning. A listing of specific techniques to assist their learning efforts was generated from the participants.


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