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Preventing Abandonment of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Devices for Students with Autism: Parent Perspectives for Successful Implementation
Preventing Abandonment of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Devices for Students with Autism: Parent Perspectives for Successful Implementation
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the perspectives of parents of students with ASD who use high-tech AAC in educational settings. Although the use of AAC in school settings has been studied, research has not narrowed its scope to focus on children w...
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The purpose of the present study was to investigate the perspectives of parents of students with ASD who use high-tech AAC in educational settings. Although the use of AAC in school settings has been studied, research has not narrowed its scope to focus on children with ASD who use high-tech speech generating devices (SGDs) and receive special education services in school settings. By analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data, this study aims to create an initial framework for successful implementation of AAC for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. A mixed methods design was chosen for this study. Parametric and nonparametric statistics were utilized to test the theory that ease of use, device usefulness, and ease of learning the AAC technology positively influence parent satisfaction. Transcripts from semi-structured interviews were manually coded to identify qualitative themes related to parent satisfaction with their children’s AAC devices. Three qualitative themes emerged: parents feel like they are not equal members of the IEP team, parents act as self-advocates, and parents have difficulty trusting the recommendations made by the school team. Quantitative data analyses revealed a strong positive correlation between ease of use and satisfaction, ease of learning and satisfaction, and usability and satisfaction. Triangulation of data through qualitative analysis confirm that satisfaction is related to ease of use, ease of learning, and usability of the high-tech AAC device. Future studies should investigate parent perspectives that lead to abandonment of speech generating devices in different regions of the United States and across underrepresented groups. In addition, preservice programs in special education and speech-language pathology should be studied in order to determine the extent to which students entering the field have been taught to engage in family-centered practice. Finally, future research should investigate strategies that lead to successful implementation of speech generating devices with children with ASD.
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Sheri Lake
2021
Teachers' Attitudes Towards Inclusion and the Effect on Professional Development
Teachers' Attitudes Towards Inclusion and the Effect on Professional Development
Inclusive education has increased for students with disabilities within our public schools since the reauthorization of IDEA ( 1997). This change has resulted in a paradigm shift for both general and special education teachers. Research has shown the success of inclu...
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Inclusive education has increased for students with disabilities within our public schools since the reauthorization of IDEA ( 1997). This change has resulted in a paradigm shift for both general and special education teachers. Research has shown the success of inclusive education is impacted by many factors, one being the attitude of the teachers. Attitude is comprised of three components, Behavioral, Cognitive and Affective (Gregory & Noto, 2012). Understanding what component is a strength or an area that could use improvement will enable educational leaders to develop professional development and training opportunities to address their educators' gaps in attitude in regards to inclusive education. This study identified whether there was a relationship between teacher attitude about inclusion and their teaching assignment, level at which they teach and/or years of teaching experience. A survey was conducted resulting in 219 participants completing the necessary information to be included in the research, which included three demographic questions, as well as a nine item Likert scale questionnaire. General education teachers made up 69.90% of the participants, special education teachers made up 30.10%. Elementary educators were 58% of the respondents, secondary were 42%. Regarding years of teaching experiences for the participants, 7.3% had 0-3 years, 11.9% had 4-9 years and the largest majority of respondents, 80.80%, had ten years or more. After receiving the survey for this quantitative study, responses were analyzed using SPSS, descriptive statistics, Cronbach a, t-Tests, ANOVA and multiple linear regression. Findings of this study indicated general education teachers have a lower level of agreement than their special education colleagues in both the cognitive and affective components of attitude towards inclusion for students with disabilities. Results also indicated that teachers with more than ten years of teaching experience have lower cognitive agreement than those who have taught for fewer years. Lastly, the study showed there was no significant difference in regards to the three components based on the grade level teachers taught. From this study, recommendations for professional development and trainings, as well as future research, were addressed.
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Joyce A. Carr
2018
College Catalog
College Catalog
Course catalogs were published in print from 1889 until the 2003-2004 academic year. The following academic year Slippery Rock University switched to an all online course catalog. At times there were separate undergraduate and graduate catalogs in print as well as ca...
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Course catalogs were published in print from 1889 until the 2003-2004 academic year. The following academic year Slippery Rock University switched to an all online course catalog. At times there were separate undergraduate and graduate catalogs in print as well as catalogs for summer sessions. Catalogs contained course and degree descriptions, curriculum outlines, an academic year calendar, fees, history of the institution, scholarship requirements, information on individual Board of Trustee Members, administrators and faculty, and other useful information for students.
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2000
Green and White
Green and White
The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as cale...
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The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as calendars for sports and other events, fees, hours of various campus offices, campus services available to students, and, of course, the Alma Mater. In 2004 the Green and White was replaced by the Student Code of Conduct.
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2012
Green and White
Green and White
The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as cale...
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The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as calendars for sports and other events, fees, hours of various campus offices, campus services available to students, and, of course, the Alma Mater. In 2004 the Green and White was replaced by the Student Code of Conduct.
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1928
Green and White
Green and White
The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as cale...
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The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as calendars for sports and other events, fees, hours of various campus offices, campus services available to students, and, of course, the Alma Mater. In 2004 the Green and White was replaced by the Student Code of Conduct.
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1937
Green and White
Green and White
The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as cale...
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The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as calendars for sports and other events, fees, hours of various campus offices, campus services available to students, and, of course, the Alma Mater. In 2004 the Green and White was replaced by the Student Code of Conduct.
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1938
Green and White
Green and White
The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as cale...
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The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as calendars for sports and other events, fees, hours of various campus offices, campus services available to students, and, of course, the Alma Mater. In 2004 the Green and White was replaced by the Student Code of Conduct.
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1948
Green and White
Green and White
The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as cale...
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The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as calendars for sports and other events, fees, hours of various campus offices, campus services available to students, and, of course, the Alma Mater. In 2004 the Green and White was replaced by the Student Code of Conduct.
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1958
Green and White
Green and White
The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as cale...
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The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as calendars for sports and other events, fees, hours of various campus offices, campus services available to students, and, of course, the Alma Mater. In 2004 the Green and White was replaced by the Student Code of Conduct.
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1927
Green and White 1929-1930
Green and White 1929-1930
The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as cale...
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The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as calendars for sports and other events, fees, hours of various campus offices, campus services available to students, and, of course, the Alma Mater. In 2004 the Green and White was replaced by the Student Code of Conduct.
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1929
Green and White
Green and White
The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as cale...
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The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as calendars for sports and other events, fees, hours of various campus offices, campus services available to students, and, of course, the Alma Mater. In 2004 the Green and White was replaced by the Student Code of Conduct.
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1982
Green and White
Green and White
The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as cale...
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The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as calendars for sports and other events, fees, hours of various campus offices, campus services available to students, and, of course, the Alma Mater. In 2004 the Green and White was replaced by the Student Code of Conduct.
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2006
Green and White
Green and White
The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as cale...
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The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as calendars for sports and other events, fees, hours of various campus offices, campus services available to students, and, of course, the Alma Mater. In 2004 the Green and White was replaced by the Student Code of Conduct.
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1978
Green and White
Green and White
The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as cale...
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The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as calendars for sports and other events, fees, hours of various campus offices, campus services available to students, and, of course, the Alma Mater. In 2004 the Green and White was replaced by the Student Code of Conduct.
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1991
Green and White
Green and White
The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as cale...
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The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as calendars for sports and other events, fees, hours of various campus offices, campus services available to students, and, of course, the Alma Mater. In 2004 the Green and White was replaced by the Student Code of Conduct.
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2008
Green and White
Green and White
The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as cale...
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The Green and White student handbook was published from 1927-2003. The handbook contained rules and regulations for students concerning dining, dorm life, smoking, dress codes, etc. The Green and White also contained helpful information about the college such as calendars for sports and other events, fees, hours of various campus offices, campus services available to students, and, of course, the Alma Mater. In 2004 the Green and White was replaced by the Student Code of Conduct.
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1968
College Catalog
College Catalog
Course catalogs were published in print from 1889 until the 2003-2004 academic year. The following academic year Slippery Rock University switched to an all online course catalog. At times there were separate undergraduate and graduate catalogs in print as well as ca...
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Course catalogs were published in print from 1889 until the 2003-2004 academic year. The following academic year Slippery Rock University switched to an all online course catalog. At times there were separate undergraduate and graduate catalogs in print as well as catalogs for summer sessions. Catalogs contained course and degree descriptions, curriculum outlines, an academic year calendar, fees, history of the institution, scholarship requirements, information on individual Board of Trustee Members, administrators and faculty, and other useful information for students.
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2003
Jack Dinger Special Ed Building
Jack Dinger Special Ed Building
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