Sinan Alper

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Making successful transitions from one activity to another is difficult for many children, particularly those who have cognitive, language, or behavioral disabilities. Appropriately terminating one activity and initiating another in a timely fashion is a skill important for young children to learn prior to entering kindergarten. The efficacy of teaching a(More)
This article describes the use of self-monitoring procedures to increase the number of daily homework assignments completed by eight students with learning disabilities. Students ranged in age from 13 to 16 years and attended Grades 7 through 10. The experimental procedure involved the use of a sheet listing all daily assignments given by regular classroom(More)
Disruptive behaviors of students with disabilities can have a communicative function. They may aid the learner in escaping from aversive situations, and they may also serve to produce positive events. Disruptive behaviors that have a communicative function may be eliminated by teaching an alternative prosocial response. This study compared the relative(More)
Appropriate education guaranteed to children with disabilities under P.L. 94-142 has been translated by the courts to mean more than 180 days of education. There is now a strong legal precedent establishing the right to an extended school year (summer school) for students with severe disabilities. The courts have left open to interpretation, however, issues(More)
An investigation of the effects of a seven-day camp experience with disturbed adolescents on approximately sixty undergraduate "camp counselors" was conducted. Measures of the types of reinforcement preferred and used as well as an overall attitude toward disturbed adolescents were obtained and evaluated. The results indicated that the student counselors(More)
Past research has showed that mortality salience (MS) increases reckless driving and speeding when the individual perceives driving to be relevant to his or her self-esteem. We claimed that drivers’ control orientations also play a significant role in the relationship between MS and speeding. We hypothesized that both a general desirability of control and(More)
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