Rachele L Floyd

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Four experiments examined attentional flexibility in listening to polyrhythmic patterns. Musically trained and untrained listeners detected changes in timing of 1 tone (the lower tone) in a 3:2 polyrhythm in which high and low tones varied in frequency separation. Experiment 1 encouraged integrative attending; all listeners performed significantly poorer in(More)
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a leading cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities. The objective of this study was to identify the characteristics and behaviors of mothers of children with FAS in the United States using population-based data from the FAS Surveillance Network (FASSNet). FASSNet used a multiple source methodology that identified(More)
PROBLEM/CONDITION In 2009, before passage of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), approximately 20% of women aged 18-64 years had no health insurance coverage. In addition, many women experienced transitions in coverage around the time of pregnancy. Having no health insurance coverage or experiencing gaps or shifts in coverage can be a(More)
This research examined a revised version of the Merrill-Palmer Scale, a test of childhood development, to assess the cultural validity of items, i.e., Differential Item Functioning. Archival data were used to determine the Differential Item Functioning of items for 245 African-American, Euro-American, and Hispanic children, ages 3-6 years. Subjects were(More)
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