Kathryn C. Gerken

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The purpose of this study was to provide data on the validity of using the WPPSI--R with 16 preschoolers who had been referred for psychological assessment. A comparison of the preschoolers' performance on the WPPSI--R and the Stanford-Binet L-M was made. Children ranged in age from 3-0 to 6-0 years, with a mean age of 4-5 yr. The correlations between(More)
Recommended Citation Yang, Lingyan. "The impact of home spoken language on learning to read Chinese: comparing Mandarin monolingual children and dialect-speaking children in mainland China. 1 ABSTRACT The primary goal of the current study was to investigate the impact of different first language backgrounds on early Chinese reading development by comparing(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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)