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Spaniol, Mayra Muller; Shalev, Lilach; Kossyvaki, Lila; Mevorach, Carmel – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
This study assessed the effectiveness of an attention intervention program (Computerized Progressive Attentional Training; CPAT) in improving academic performance of children with ASD. Fifteen 6-10 year olds with ASD attending a mainstream and a special school were assigned to an experimental (CPAT; n = 8) and active control (computer games; n =…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Training, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Vugs, Brigitte; Knoors, Harry; Cuperus, Juliane; Hendriks, Marc; Verhoeven, Ludo – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a computer-based executive function (EF) training in children with specific language impairment (SLI). Ten children with SLI, ages 8 to 12 years, completed a 25-session training of visuospatial working memory, inhibition and cognitive flexibility over a 6-week period. Treatment outcome was…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Training, Pilot Projects, Foreign Countries
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Rochat, Shékina – Journal of Career Development, 2019
Motivational interviewing (MI) is receiving increasing attention in the field of career counseling. Using a quasi-experimental design, this pilot study examines the impact of MI training on career counselors' behaviors and clients' talk within audio-recorded interviews. Eight school-based career counselors participated in the study. They…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Motivation Techniques, Pilot Projects, Audio Equipment
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Wade, Joshua; Weitlauf, Amy; Broderick, Neill; Swanson, Amy; Zhang, Lian; Bian, Dayi; Sarkar, Medha; Warren, Zachary; Sarkar, Nilanjan – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), compared to typically-developed peers, may demonstrate behaviors that are counter to safe driving. The current work examines the use of a novel simulator in two separate studies. Study 1 demonstrates statistically significant performance differences between individuals with (N = 7) and without ASD…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Statistical Significance
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Schaffernak, Harald; Moesl, Birgit; Vorraber, Wolfgang; Koglbauer, Ioana Victoria – Education Sciences, 2020
The goal of carrying out this work was to identify potential application areas for augmented reality (AR) in pilot education by addressing gender preferences. Like the field of engineering, the aviation industry is dominated by men. Because the aviation industry forecasts a high demand for pilots, it is highly desirable to address gender diversity…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Physical Environment, Synthesis, Computer Simulation
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Kanine, Rebecca M.; Jackson, Yo; Huffhines, Lindsay; Barnett, Alexandra; Stone, Katie J. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2018
Young children are disproportionately exposed to maltreatment but are underrepresented in research on effective treatments. Universal Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT-U), developed from Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, may be especially appropriate for maltreated children as they often experience caregiver disruptions which pose…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Abuse, Parent Child Relationship, Teacher Role
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Leckey, Yvonne; McGilloway, Sinead; Hickey, Grainne; Bracken-Scally, Mairead; Kelly, Paul; Furlong, Mairead – Child Care in Practice, 2019
Objective: A randomised control trial was conducted to assess whether the combined Incredible Years parent training and child training programmes (PT + CT) led to improvements in ADHD-type behaviours in children, when compared to a PT-only group and a Wait List Control (WLC) group. Method: Forty-five families with a child aged 3-7 years who…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Child Development, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Behavior Modification
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Cooper, Peter J.; Vally, Zahir; Cooper, Hallam; Radford, Theo; Sharples, Arthur; Tomlinson, Mark; Murray, Lynne – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
The low rates of child literacy in South Africa are cause for considerable concern. Research from the developed world shows that parental sharing of picture books with infants and young children is beneficial for child language and cognitive development, as well as literacy skills. We conducted a pilot study to examine whether such benefits might…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Parent Education, Reading Aloud to Others
van der Pal, Jelke; Roos, Christopher; Sewnath, Ghanshaam; Rosheuvel, Christian – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
The prospective use of low fidelity simulation and gaming in aviation training is high, and may facilitate individual, personal training needs in usually asynchronous training setting. Without direct feedback from, or intervention by, an instructor, adaptivity of the training environment is in high demand to ensure training sessions maintain an…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Brain, Aviation Education, Cognitive Processes
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Lee, Jaime B.; Sohlberg, McKay Moore – American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 2013
Purpose: This pilot study investigated the impact of direct attention training combined with metacognitive facilitation on reading comprehension in individuals with aphasia. Method: A single-subject, multiple baseline design was employed across 4 participants to evaluate potential changes in reading comprehension resulting from an 8-week…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Adults, Attention, Training
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Evans, Steven W.; Schultz, Brandon K.; DeMars, Christine E. – School Psychology Review, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy and dose-response relationship of a school-based treatment program for high school students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Two paraprofessionals provided interventions to 24 students with ADHD randomly assigned to the treatment condition at two public high schools. They…
Descriptors: High School Students, Adolescents, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Program Effectiveness
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Prelock, Patricia A.; Calhoun, James; Morris, Hope; Platt, Gretchen – Topics in Language Disorders, 2011
This article describes 2 pilot studies partnering early interventionists and families in targeting social communication and joint attention abilities for young children with autism spectrum disorders. Both parent-intervention trainings involved opportunities for interventionists to partner with families. One pilot utilized "More than Words" (MTW;…
Descriptors: Young Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Communication
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Stead, Amanda; Dirks, Kyla; Fryer, Melissa; Wong, Sami – Topics in Language Disorders, 2020
Speech-language pathologists often lack preparation for palliative care practice and this lack of training can lead to poor outcomes for patients. Lack of training can additionally lead to burnout and compassion fatigue in clinicians. Careful implementation of training is necessary to increase the knowledge base for palliative practice and careful…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Occupations Education, Health Services
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Hojnoski, Robin; Polignano, Joy; Columba, Helen Lynn – Early Education and Development, 2016
Research Findings: Shared book reading provides opportunities for adults to engage in literacy-related interactions with children in meaningful ways. Research has examined various dimensions of adult and child behavior during shared book-reading interactions with some focus on how book type affects the reading experience. Little research, however,…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Reading Aloud to Others
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Riordan, Julie; Lacireno-Paquet, Natalie; Shakman, Karen; Bocala, Candice – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
Many studies have called attention to the limitations of current teacher evaluation systems and the need for reform nationwide. This study addresses three research questions: (1) What are the features of the new teacher evaluation systems in New Hampshire's districts with SIG schools?; (2) To what extent did schools implement the evaluation system…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Program Implementation, Pilot Projects, Surveys
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