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Dan Hamlin Publicity Photograph
Dan Hamlin Publicity Photograph
Xtremes Publicity Photograph Collection
Digitized copy of the Dan Hamlin Publicity Photograph
1993
Dave Wopat Publicity Photograph
Dave Wopat Publicity Photograph
Xtremes Publicity Photograph Collection
Digitized copy of the Dave Wopat Publicity Photograph
1990
David Kaye Publicity Photograph
David Kaye Publicity Photograph
Xtremes Publicity Photograph Collection
Digitized copy of the David Kaye Publicity Photograph
1993
David Naster Publicity Photograph
David Naster Publicity Photograph
Xtremes Publicity Photograph Collection
Digitized copy of the David Naster Publicity Photograph
1995
The Development of a Reflective Wellness Self-Assessment for Music Therapists
The Development of a Reflective Wellness Self-Assessment for Music Therapists
Janelle Chambers
The inspiration behind developing a reflective wellness self-assessment tool for music therapists came from the rationale that 1) burnout is an ethical issue that is prevalent in our profession and 2) no other tool which encourages therapist self-reflection on this i...
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The inspiration behind developing a reflective wellness self-assessment tool for music therapists came from the rationale that 1) burnout is an ethical issue that is prevalent in our profession and 2) no other tool which encourages therapist self-reflection on this issue exists in the field of music therapy. In an effort to create a unique tool that is relevant to the uniqueness of the profession, this self-assessment resource was based on pre-existing research and literature specific to music therapists and their experiences of burnout and burnout prevention. The development of this tool involved four phases: 1) an extensive investigation and organization of music therapy literature regarding personal and professional wellness; 2) the development of the wellness self-assessment tool based on the results found in the literature; 3) an evaluation process of the self-assessment by advanced and student music therapy professionals; and 4) an examination of the evaluation results and making changes to the assessment based on those results. In addition to their questions and suggestions that contributed to changes made to the assessment, the evaluators also identified multiple uses of the wellness self-assessment for music therapists, such as: bringing results into individual, group, or peer supervision; administering it to interns and students; completing it at regular intervals (i.e. 5-year re-certification); using it for future research on music therapy burnout; and incorporating it into the music therapy curriculum. The evaluators also indicated that the strengths of the wellness self-assessment tool were that it is specific to the field of music therapy, it is holistic and comprehensive, and it inspires critical and valuable self-reflection. The Wellness Self-Assessment for Music Therapists has ethical implications and is designed to be a preventative resource that promotes self-awareness, self-reflection, and overall wellness for the music therapist’s personal and professional self.
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2019
Dipple, Hazel Interview Audio
Dipple, Hazel Interview Audio
James Mennell Oral History Collection
Audio recording of the interview of Hazel Dipple.
Dispirito, Bob Interview Audio
Dispirito, Bob Interview Audio
ROCKvoices Oral History Project
Audio recording of the interview of Bob Dispirito conducted on October 2, 2008.
2008
Dispirito, Bob Interview Transcript
Dispirito, Bob Interview Transcript
ROCKvoices Oral History Project
Transcript of the interview of Bob Dispirito conducted on October 2, 2008.
2008
Dispirito, Bob Interview Video Clip
Dispirito, Bob Interview Video Clip
ROCKvoices Oral History Project
Video clip from the interview of Bob Dispirito conducted on October 2, 2008.
2008
DiSpirito, Robert Interview Audio
DiSpirito, Robert Interview Audio
Slippery Rock University in the Sixties Oral History Collection
Audio recording of the interview of Robert DiSpirito on April 29, 1991.
1991
DiSpirito, Robert Interview Transcript
DiSpirito, Robert Interview Transcript
Slippery Rock University in the Sixties Oral History Collection
Transcript of the interview of Robert DiSpirito on April 29, 1991.
1991
Douglas, Tab Interview Audio
Douglas, Tab Interview Audio
Baseball in Pennsylvania Oral History Collection
Audio recording of the interview of Tab Douglas on November 2, 1994.
1994
Douglas, Tab Interview Transcript
Douglas, Tab Interview Transcript
Baseball in Pennsylvania Oral History Collection
Transcript of the interview of Tab Douglas on November 2, 1994.
1994
Dreyer, Diana Interview Audio
Dreyer, Diana Interview Audio
ROCKvoices Oral History Project
Audio recording of the interview of Diana Dreyer conducted on September 22, 2008.
2008
Dreyer, Diana Interview Transcript
Dreyer, Diana Interview Transcript
ROCKvoices Oral History Project
Transcript of the interview of Diana Dreyer conducted on September 22, 2008.
2008
Dreyer, Diana Interview Video Clip
Dreyer, Diana Interview Video Clip
ROCKvoices Oral History Project
Video clip from the interview of Diana Dreyer conducted on September 22, 2008.
2008
Dub Squad Publicity Photograph
Dub Squad Publicity Photograph
Xtremes Publicity Photograph Collection
Digitized copy of the Dub Squad Publicity Photograph
1993
Earth Tones Publicity Photograph
Earth Tones Publicity Photograph
Xtremes Publicity Photograph Collection
Digitized copy of the Earth Tones Publicity Photograph
1996
Eaton, Albert Interview Audio
Eaton, Albert Interview Audio
James Mennell Oral History Collection
Audio recording of the interview of Albert Eaton.
 Effectiveness of a summer intervention program on improving kindergarten readiness in at-risk students
Effectiveness of a summer intervention program on improving kindergarten readiness in at-risk students
Nicole Billak
While a wealth of knowledge exists supporting the need for early intervention in improving kindergarten readiness, very few programs have offered an evidence-based solution to providing remediation for at-risk children demonstrating weak academic or social readiness ...
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While a wealth of knowledge exists supporting the need for early intervention in improving kindergarten readiness, very few programs have offered an evidence-based solution to providing remediation for at-risk children demonstrating weak academic or social readiness skills during the kindergarten registration process. Often, children who are identifies as having weak readiness skills at kindergarten registration will need to wait until school begins in the fall to receive intervention, putting students further at-risk for school failure. The United Way of Mercer County’s Success By 6™ program offers a 6-week intervention for students identified during registration as having poor readiness skills. This study determined the effectiveness of Success By 6™ on improving both academic and social readiness skills deemed necessary for school success. A total of 216 students completed the Kindergarten Readiness Test at the beginning and the end of the program. Teachers also rated students’ social emotional learning using the Social Skills Improvement System Social Emotional Learning Progress Monitoring Scales. Results from paired sample t-tests indicated a statistically significant improvement in students’ academic readiness, t(215) = 16.58 p < .001, after completing the program. Students also made statistically significant gains in social emotional skills needed for kindergarten readiness, t(231) = 22.13, p < .001, after participating in the program. Both calculations revealed large effect sizes (d = 1.13 and 1.45, respectively). Implications of this research can effect social change at local, state, and federal levels in order to expand evidence-based practices in early childhood education.
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2021
 Effectiveness of inclusion in K-12 schools on students' academic performance
Effectiveness of inclusion in K-12 schools on students' academic performance
a qualitative study
Angela Confair
Students with disabilities are entitled to free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. With this mandate inclusionary practices are expected to be implemented into school districts nationwide. Inclusion is defined in many ways making it di...
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Students with disabilities are entitled to free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. With this mandate inclusionary practices are expected to be implemented into school districts nationwide. Inclusion is defined in many ways making it difficult for educators to effectively educated diverse students. The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study sought to understand how inclusion impacts the learning of all students. Twelve participants were used in this study that included general education teachers, special education teachers, and administrators. Semi-structured interviews were conducted which each participant. The results of this study conclude that many educators feel unprepared to educate diverse classrooms and uneducated on special education regulations. A recommendation for future research is to evaluate the effectiveness of teacher preparation programs. Finally, there is a need for more professional development and training in the area of special education for educators.
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2023
The effects of an interactive online learning platform on second-grade students' mathematics performance
The effects of an interactive online learning platform on second-grade students' mathematics performance
Alyssa Swartzfager
As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to surface, educational deficits are the main concern for many educators across the United States. Research has spelled out various effects the global pandemic and remote learning has had on families, especially childr...
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As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to surface, educational deficits are the main concern for many educators across the United States. Research has spelled out various effects the global pandemic and remote learning has had on families, especially children and their academic progress. Regardless of the cause, educators are planning their approach on how to fill the educational gaps presented to them to ensure all students achieve academic success. While utilizing a single subject criterion changing quantitative methodology, the purpose of this study was to identify whether IXL Learning was a successful intervention for second-grade students demonstrating a need for remediation of place value skills, as measured by researcher-created, curriculum-based weekly assessments. Data shows a slight increase in weekly researcher-created, curriculum-based assessments centering around place value skills, a large number of exposed place value questions for each student, and a slight increase in place value scores. However, a general pattern of criterion shifting was not found while utilizing IXL Learning as an interventional practice. It is recommended that a blended educational approach with various components be utilized for instructing place value concepts at the second-grade level.
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2023
Effects of an iPad as a prompting device on increasing independence skills in elementary students with autism spectrum disorder
Effects of an iPad as a prompting device on increasing independence skills in elementary students with autism spectrum disorder
Stephanie M. Hindman
Students with autism spectrum disorder can experience challenges in acquiring the necessary adaptive skills to successfully transition out of high school. These challenges can prevent them from achieving independence, making them reliant on adults for everyday tasks ...
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Students with autism spectrum disorder can experience challenges in acquiring the necessary adaptive skills to successfully transition out of high school. These challenges can prevent them from achieving independence, making them reliant on adults for everyday tasks and having a restrictive impact on their level of involvement in their school and community. Current research is exploring the use of iPads as prompting tools on the acquisition of adaptive skills in individuals with autism spectrum disorder, specifically with individuals at the middle and high school level (Bouck, Savage, Meyer, Taber-Doughty, & Hunley, 2014; Gardner & Wolfe, 2015; Plavnick, Sam, Hume, & Odom, 2013). The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of an iPad with the FileMaker app to promote independence skills by presenting daily living tasks through video and static picture prompting to third through sixth grade students with autism. A multiple probe design was utilized across three daily living skills and replicated across four participants to determine the effectiveness of an iPad with the FileMaker app as a prompting tool. Results indicate that participants could select a desired prompt type and that some participants could self-prompt through task steps for various skills without adult intervention. All participants were able to decrease the mean percentage of steps completed independently correct from the initial probe phase to the iPad intervention phase. In addition, participants were able to maintain high levels of performance in follow-up and maintenance probes.
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2017
The effects of cooking independence on high school life skill students
The effects of cooking independence on high school life skill students
Capuano, Meredith
Funding for schools is historically always an issue. It is increasingly such an issue that schools have been taking away funding for practical arts classes such as cooking classes and allotting the money towards other academic areas. That change in funding ends up sh...
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Funding for schools is historically always an issue. It is increasingly such an issue that schools have been taking away funding for practical arts classes such as cooking classes and allotting the money towards other academic areas. That change in funding ends up shutting down practical arts classes causing a loss of skills that students need to know for adulthood. Practical Arts classes specifically cooking classes can be beneficial for students placed in the life skills classroom because it allows them to increase their functional academics, and social interactions. These classes help build their self-esteem while integrating sensory skills as well as teaching health and nutrition, and the ever most important transition to adulthood skills also known as independence. It is imperative that practical arts classes are fully funded to not only meet the needs of students while in class but to but to increase their skills for independence and daily living.
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2024