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176 Mucha, Heidi MathieThe effects of positive behavior support within a district model of implementationPublic schools in the United States face challenges as they attempt to increase the academic achievement and social competencies of today's students. Many schools are turning to strategies known as positive behavior interventions and supports in a national effort to focus on prevention rather than ...School improvement programs; Utah; Classroom management; Behavior modification2010-05
177 McCowin, Steven EdwardTesting the relative contributions of autobiographical overgenerality and instruction neglect to scores on the autobiographical memory testIt has been reported that persons suffering from depression tend to have difficulty retrieving autobiographical memories of events that occurred on a single day in their lives (e.g., "Last Tuesday night in the Student Union"), and tend instead to retrieve memories that encompass a category of event...Autobiographical memory test; Autobiographical over-generality; Instruction neglect2011-08
178 Keener, Matt C.Integration of comprehension and metacomprehension using narrative text;sThe purpose of the present research was to investigate text; comprehension of narrative text;s at varying levels of comprehension and examine how metacomprehension varies as a function of the level of comprehension when making retrospective (posttest) confidence judgments of performance. Using Kint...Comprehension; Metacognition; Metacomprehension; Monitoring; Narrative; Reading2011-08
179 Slagle, ClarkPsychometric construction and validation of a measure of positive agingGerontological research has expanded as human life expectancy has increased. Constructs have been created to capture the aging process and appear in the research literature as pathological aging, normal aging, usual aging, successful aging, and positive aging. Pathological aging described aging as ...Assessment; Measure; Positive aging; Psychometric; Validity2011-12
180 Thompson, Robyn M.Social stories as a tool to help preschool aged children with autism spectrum disorders utilize self-regulation strategies to promote increased functional behaviorsA multiple baseline across participants design was used to evaluate the effects of Social Stories as a tool to help preschool aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) utilize self-regulation strategies to promote increased functional behaviors. Three children from a self-contained prescho...Autism; Behaviors; Children; Preschool; Self-regulation; Social stories; Storytelling2011-05
181 Meyers, Kimberly JoFactors affecting an individual's admission into substance abuse treatmentThis study was looking at the factors that predicted an individual’s initial entrance into substance abuse treatment. More specifically, this study looked at the influence between an individual’s demographics, preferred drug of choice and number of Interim Groups attended and how these...Substance abuse treatment2011-12
182 Larsen, Jessica MariaThe impact of visual memory deficits on academic achievement in children and adolescentsMemory assessment can often alert practitioners and educators to learning problems children may be experiencing. Results of a memory assessment may indicate that a child has a specific memory deficit in verbal memory, visual memory, or both. Deficits in visual or verbal modes of memory could potenti...Adolescent memory; Children's memory; Memory and achievement; Memory deficit; Visual memory; Visual memory and arithmetic2011-05
183 Splinter, Adrienne FarleyReading comprehension assessments: effect of epistemic beliefs on text; availability and question typeThis study used Kintsch's Construction Integration (CI) Model as a context; for investigating reading comprehension assessment and its relationship to epistemic beliefs. Specifically, questions tied to levels of representation delineated in the CI model were used to investigate how individual differ...Assessments; Epistemic beliefs; Individual differences; Reading; Test structure2011-08
184 Steffey, Eden DeanneEffectiveness of behavioral treatments for the reduction of noncompliance: a meta-analysisA meta-analysis examining the effectiveness of treatments for noncompliant behavior in children and adolescents was conducted. Studies published in English between 1965 and 2009 were included. A total of 258 articles were included in the study; 179 single-subject studies and 79 mixed and between gr...Compliance; Consequence; Disobedience; Disorders; Noncompliance; Reinforcment2011-05
185 Swaner, JulieThe hijacking of higher education for women in postwelfare America: a study of underserved and invisible low-income mothers on campusThis research addressed the problem of women in welfare accessing higher education at Salt Lake Community College and the University of Utah. Gendered and entrenched patriarchal systems dominate institutional practice throughout the Department of Workforce Services (DWS), the agency that distributes...American dream; Gender stratification; Policy construction; Poverty and class issues; Welfare analysis2011-11
186 Shelley, Gina LynnTechnology and teacher education: is technology professional development meeting the needs of English teachers?The definition of a ?traditional? classroom has undergone a significant change in the last few decades. The classroom of today in the 21st century provides much more technologically advanced tools. With the rapid advancements made in educational technology every year, teachers have had to learn to c...Change theory; English teachers; Influence of school administration; Professional development; Technology improvements; Uses of technology in the classroom2010-08
187 Dobson, Leila KristineExploring the relationship between career interests and work values as measured by the choices career information delivery systemPerson by environment fit is the most common approach used to support career decision making. In short, individuals learn how their personal characteristics can be "matched" to the occupations that correspond to those characteristics. Various career assessments have been designed to facilitate this...Career interests; O*NET; P-E Fit; Vocational guidance; Work values2010-08
188 Belnap, Benjamin BruceA comparison of two schools with additional training in evidence-based practices to two schools without added training: effects, student outcomes, and teacher perceptions of skills and practicesThrough providing support with training, coaching, and funding, Utah‘s Academic, Behavior & Coaching Initiative (ABC-UBI) program strives to assist schools with the implementation of evidence-based practices for both positive behavior support as well as academic instruction. As an increasing numbe...ABC-UBI; Evidence-based practices; Positive behavior support; Response to intervention; School climate; School psychology2011-08
189 Kuhn, Lisa MarieParent reported concerns for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder symptomsThe current study sought information from parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) about concerns that they might have had prior to their child being screened for ASD. The aim was to determine which symptoms were most likely to be missed by parents, and which concerns are more likel...Autism; Parent concerns; Toddlers2010-08
190 Block, Heidi MarieEpidemiologic autism follow-up study using the Utah population databaseFew epidemiologic studies have examined outcome of autism in adulthood. This study followed up a population-based sample of adults for several outcome measures through use of the Utah Population Database (UPDB). Youth originally assessed with DSM-III criteria as having autism (N=222) or not having a...Autistic people2011-11
191 Drits, DinaElementary teachers' science practice, beliefs, and content knowledge during and following a reform-based professional development programThis study examined patterns of change in the science teaching practice, beliefs, and content knowledge of 15 upper-elementary teachers from three Title I schools during their participation in a yearlong, reform-based science professional development program and during the year following the program...Inquiry science; Professional development; School context;; School factors; Science instruction; Teacher beliefs2011-05
192 Dunn, David E.The validity and reliability of the ninth grade direct writing assessment: determining its effectiveness in measuring English language learner student proficiencyMany national reports indicate that more attention needs to be placed on writing and the teaching of writing in schools. The purpose of this quantitative study was to, first, examine the structure of the DWA and, second, to use the scores from the DWA to examine the relationship between ELL status a...2011-05
193 Eggett, Ryan KayMothers' educational expectations prior to the births of their childrenParents' educational expectations for their children have been found to significantly correlate with academic achievement. The causes of these correlations, however, are somewhat unclear. Some research suggests that parents' expectations are the product of parents' personal background variables. Oth...Aspirations; Education; Expectations; Involvement; Mothers; Parents2011-08
194 Saccoman, Mikala LeeAn investigation of the cognitive effects of bifrontal electroconvulsive therapy in the treatment of severe depressionAlthough many researchers have examined the effects of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) on memory and cognition, few investigators have studied the neurocognitive effects of bifrontal electrode placement in ECT treatment. The current study was designed to examine the clinical efficacy and neurocogni...Bifrontal; Cognitive effects; ECT; Neuropsychological2011-08
195 Sabey, Christian VanceThe social validity of schoolwide positive behavior supports in Utah schools: a student perspectiveSchoolwide Positive Behavior and Supports (SWPBS) are being used in thousands of schools throughout the United States with many positive results, including decreased office discipline referrals and increased teaching time. While many of the benefits of SWPBS have been demonstrated, the question of i...Schoolwide positive behavior support; Social validity; Student perspective2011-05
196 Hood, Julia Ann KellySuperheroes social skills: a study examining the effects of using an evidence-based approach to teach social skills to children with high-incidence disabilitiesThe current study evaluated the use of a manualized social skills program, Superheroes Social Skills, to increase the use of prosocial behaviors and decrease the use of aggressive behaviors for children with externalizing behaviors. The training was implemented by a school psychologist in a pullout ...Conduct disorders in children; Aggressiveness in children2011-12
197 Hood, Julia Ann KellyIs "superheroes social skills" an evidence-based approach to teach social skills to children in a clinical setting? A pilot study examining an evidence-based program for childrem with autismThe current study assessed the Superhero Social Skills program as an evidencebased practice for teaching social skills to elementary children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in a clinical out-patient setting. The program consists of many research validated components, including peer mediation,...Autism; Social skills2010-08
198 Pettersson, Hollie D.Systematic behavioral change in Utah schoolsIn an extension of research demonstrating the need for systematic behavioral change through intervention in public schools, the present study explored effects of positive behavior interventions and supports for improved student performance and reduced reactionary management for school staff. Distri...Behavior; Fidelity of implementation; PBIS; Positive reinforcement; Reform; Schoolwide2011-08
199 Pummel, Mary Beth LindsayThe effects of the taped-problems time-delay intervention to teach sight words using an IpodThe current study is an extension of the research literature using time-delay taped-words intervention to teach sight words. An iPod Touch delivered the time-delay taped-words intervention to second grade students who had been identified as at risk for reading difficulties. This study utilized a res...Intervention; iPod; Reading; Sight words; Taped-problems; Time-delay2011-11
200 Ramezanzadeh, Farah S.Unveiling the veiled and veiling the unveiled: revealing the underlying linguistic ideologies and their impact on Persian language loss and maintenance among second-generation Iranian-American college studentsThis study adopted an interpretive/qualitative methodology to explore the issues and challenges of developing and maintaining Persian/Farsi as a heritage language in homes and neighborhoods for second-generation Iranian-American youth living in a major US metropolitan area with a sizable concentrati...Iranian-American; Language; Language loss; Language maintenance; Persian-American2010-08
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