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Implications Of Skinner's Verbal Behavior For Studying Dementia, Jeffrey Buchanan, Daniel Houlihan, Peter J.N. Linnerooth 2010 Minnesota State University - Mankato

Implications Of Skinner's Verbal Behavior For Studying Dementia, Jeffrey Buchanan, Daniel Houlihan, Peter J.N. Linnerooth

Psychology Faculty Publications

Persons with dementia experience continual declines in a number of abilities. Language abilities are particularly hard hit and become increasingly impaired as the underlying disease progresses. These language impairments make verbal communication very challenging for family and professional caregivers. As a result, caregivers may inadvertently punish verbal behavior, thereby exacerbating the deterioration of verbal repertoires. Although the topography of language impairments associated with dementia have been well described, less empirical work has been conducted concerning how to minimize these impairments and their deleterious effects. In 1957 B.F. Skinner outlined his conceptualization of language and cognition in his book Verbal ...


Thinking Outside Of The Assessment Box: Assessing Social Communicative Functioning In Students With Asd, Janet L. Dodd 2010 Chapman University

Thinking Outside Of The Assessment Box: Assessing Social Communicative Functioning In Students With Asd, Janet L. Dodd

Communication Sciences and Disorders Faculty Articles and Research

The assessment of a student suspected of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis requires the integration of information collected by a variety of professionals across various domains of functioning. One of the core deficits of students with ASD is a deficit related to social communicative competence (SCC). SCC requires the integration of language, social cognition, and higher order executive functions (Coggins, Olswang, Carmichael Olsson, & Timler, 2003) This article will propose an assessment model of social communicative functioning that was developed based on the SCC framework of Coggins and colleagues as a component of the Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Assessment Protocols for Autism ...


Title Page, 2010 University of Dayton

Title Page

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Editorial Board, 2010 University of Dayton

Editorial Board

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


(Re)Constructing Ell And International Student Identities In The Oral Communication Course, Richie Neil Hao 2010 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

(Re)Constructing Ell And International Student Identities In The Oral Communication Course, Richie Neil Hao

Basic Communication Course Annual

There have been numerous studies (e.g., Dick, 1990; Ferris, 1998; Jung & McCroskey, 2004; Yook, 1995; Yook & Seiler, 1990; Zimmerman, 1995) that discuss the obstacles that English Language Learners (ELL) and international students face in oral communication classrooms. Although these studies provide teaching strategies that can be employed to better serve ELL and international students, they also reinforce stereotypical student identities. By exploring and engaging in critical communication pedagogy (Fassett & Warren, 2007), I problematize some of the foundational studies that construct ELL and international student identities as “at-risk” in oral communication classrooms and offer possibilities by specifically advocating for hybrid oral communication classes where ...


Author Biographies, 2010 University of Dayton

Author Biographies

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Repetition And Possibilities: Foundational Communication Course, Graduate Teaching Assistants, Etc., Chris McRae 2010 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Repetition And Possibilities: Foundational Communication Course, Graduate Teaching Assistants, Etc., Chris Mcrae

Basic Communication Course Annual

This essay considers repetition as a site for change and possibility in the foundational communication course. Using performative writing, I consider repetition as simultaneously comfortable and dangerous. As repeated actions become commonplace they can easily go unnoticed, and unchallenged. However, repeated actions can also become recognizable as patterns that can be changed. Repetition is then, a useful and even necessary starting place for the recognition of possibilities and the enactment of change. As a graduate teaching assistant, I find repetition useful for my pedagogy, but I am wary of how power operates through repetition in discursive and material ways. I ...


Submission Guidelines, 2010 University of Dayton

Submission Guidelines

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Back Cover, 2010 University of Dayton

Back Cover

Basic Communication Course Annual

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The Experience And Expression Of Emotion Within Stepsibling Relationships: Politeness Of Expression And Stepfamily Functioning, Emily Lamb Normand 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

The Experience And Expression Of Emotion Within Stepsibling Relationships: Politeness Of Expression And Stepfamily Functioning, Emily Lamb Normand

Communication Studies Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

While scholars agree there are emotional challenges associated with the divorce and remarriage process, little is known about how stepsiblings interact and manage the experience and expression of emotion within their stepfamily. The current investigation examined the frequency of experience, intensity, and expression of positive, strong negative, and weak negative emotion within stepsibling relationships over time. Using Politeness Theory as a framework, the study also investigated if an association existed between stepsiblings’ use of politeness strategies during the expression of emotion and stepsiblings’ perception of the quality of their relationship and their perception of the entire stepfamily. Participants were 187 ...


Learning To Communicate In Multi-Disciplinary Teams, Stephanie Christopher 2010 Marquette University

Learning To Communicate In Multi-Disciplinary Teams, Stephanie Christopher

College of Professional Studies Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Strengths Technology, Bridget Biggar, Ninh N. Tran 2010 MAPP

Strengths Technology, Bridget Biggar, Ninh N. Tran

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects

While the language of positive psychology can be universal, there is a language that organizations gravitate towards and find both engaging and effectual. Organizations speak in terms of behavioral competence when recruiting, assessing performance, measuring results, creating development plans and administering performance appraisals. The current positive psychology canon of self-assessment surveys does not include one that relates to behavioral strengths. We suggest such an assessment, and produce evidence to establish its rightful place. Peterson and Seligman’s Character Strengths and Values (2004) can be operationalized to align with the heuristics of for-profit organizations by connecting the two. We combine positive ...


Pay It Forward: Career Advice From An Aspa Member, Christine G. Springer 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Pay It Forward: Career Advice From An Aspa Member, Christine G. Springer

Public Policy and Leadership Faculty Publications

As a practitioner, a business woman and an academic in the public service, I often serve on interview panels and also am asked to assist students and practitioners with getting or changing their job in these challenging times. I have discovered that many qualified workers are changing jobs and changing organizations and that doing so successfully requires that they focus on what they truly want to do with their lives. When I have conversations with students and new and experienced professionals about moving ahead in their careers, I usually attempt to get them to focus on the following five key ...


"Everybody Goes Down": Metaphors, Stories, And Simulations In Conversations, L. David Ritchie 2010 Portland State University

"Everybody Goes Down": Metaphors, Stories, And Simulations In Conversations, L. David Ritchie

Communication Faculty Publications and Presentations

Recent work has shown that many problematic aspects of metaphor use and comprehension can be resolved through an account that includes both relevance and perceptual simulation. It has also been shown that metaphors often imply stories, and that stories are often metaphorical. Previous research on narratives has focused primarily on stories that appear either in formal literature or in structured interviews; this essay focuses on stories that occur as an integral part of conversation. It extends recent work on metaphor comprehension to show how use and comprehension of stories in natural, informal conversations can be usefully analyzed in terms of ...


Threads Of Intersection And Distinction: Joining An Ongoing Conversation Within Organizational Communication Research, Sarah Feldner, Scott D'Urso 2009 Marquette University

Threads Of Intersection And Distinction: Joining An Ongoing Conversation Within Organizational Communication Research, Sarah Feldner, Scott D'Urso

Scott D'Urso

No abstract provided.


Getting On The E-List: E-Mail Use In A Community Of Service Provider Organizations For People Experiencing Homelessness, C. Scott, L. Lewis, Scott D'Urso, J. Davis 2009 Marquette University

Getting On The E-List: E-Mail Use In A Community Of Service Provider Organizations For People Experiencing Homelessness, C. Scott, L. Lewis, Scott D'Urso, J. Davis

Scott D'Urso

No abstract provided.


Threads Of Intersection And Distinction: Joining An Ongoing Conversation Within Organizational Communication Research, Sarah Feldner, Scott D'Urso 2009 Marquette University

Threads Of Intersection And Distinction: Joining An Ongoing Conversation Within Organizational Communication Research, Sarah Feldner, Scott D'Urso

Sarah Feldner

No abstract provided.


Citizen Participation, Metadiscourse And Accountability: A Public Hearing On A Zoning Change For Wal-Mart., Richard Buttny 2009 Syracuse University

Citizen Participation, Metadiscourse And Accountability: A Public Hearing On A Zoning Change For Wal-Mart., Richard Buttny

Richard Buttny

No abstract provided.


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