Kathryn C Gerken

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Recommended Citation Brimeyer, Chasity. "The adolescent with cancer's school re-entry experience : exploration of predictors and successful outcomes." PhD 1 ABSTRACT More adolescents are surviving cancer and being treated outside the hospital-setting, allowing them to return to typical activities of development like attending school. Effective preparation(More)
This paper presents the results of a two-part study that investigated classroom seating design preferences among elementary classroom teachers. In part one, the researchers mapped and classified seating arrangements that were in actual use across 294 regular classrooms (grades K-5) in 21 public elementary schools. Subsequently, the researchers asked 138(More)
1 ABSTRACT The current literature suggests an increasing need for mental health services for school-age children (U.S. Research indicates that the schools may be the ideal place for children to receive such services. Studies have found that school psychologists do spend some of their time providing counseling, however the time spent on these services is(More)
1 ABSTRACT The primary purpose of the current study was to determine which variables influence or change response allocation among mand topographies. The variables evaluated consisted of response effort, schedule of reinforcement (extinction), changes in concurrent schedules arrangements, and availability of visual stimuli (i.e., a communication card). The(More)
Recommended Citation Briggs, Candyce Rose. "The relationship between the outcomes for children placed in teaching family homes and the race/ethnicity of their caregivers. ABSTRACT It is essential that research be conducted regarding both the needs of and the outcomes for children placed outside of their biological homes. According to AFCARS Health and Human(More)
Given the change in federal legislation allowing the consideration of a Response-To-Intervention (RTI) approach to making eligibility decisions for specific learning disabilities (IDEIA, 2004), it is crucial to establish sufficient evidence for using curriculum-based measurements (CBM) or CBM-like measures (e.g., Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy(More)
Recommended Citation Parker, Mashone Nicole. "Low-income black parents' perceptions of familial acculturation processes during urban to college town transitions. ii To my loving parents, Debra Parker and Rick Diggs, without you, I would not be the person I am today. You have taught me what I needed to know about life, and whatever you were unable to teach(More)
To those who tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear. Thank you for pushing me to excel. ii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS A wise man once said, " Remember, baseline does not predict post. " I feel as if I need to begin to acknowledge my family, friends, mentors, and colleagues with this statement since it has propelled me through thick and thin up until this(More)
The effects of skill training on preference for individuals with severe to profound multiple disabilities." ABSTRACT Behavioral researchers have investigated procedures for identifying preferred items for individuals with varying levels of developmental disabilities. Some researchers in this area have reported difficulties in identifying preferred items for(More)