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Vandereet, Joke; Maes, Bea; Lembrechts, Dirk; Zink, Inge – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2011
Background: The aim of this study was to examine the degree to which children with intellectual disability (ID) depend on manual signs during their expressive vocabulary acquisition, in relation to child and social-environmental characteristics. Method: Expressive vocabulary acquisition in speech and manual signs was monitored over a 2-year period…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Mental Retardation, Speech Language Pathology, Vocabulary Development
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Fisher, Bonnie S.; Zink, Therese; Regan, Saundra L. – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2011
A clinical sample of 995 community dwelling women aged 55 and older were surveyed by telephone about their experience with psychological/emotional, control, threat, physical, and sexual abuse. Nearly half of the women experienced at least one type of abuse since turning 55. Sizable proportions were victims of repeated abuse, and many experienced…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Females, Older Adults, Violence
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Zink, Robyn; Burrows, Lisette – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2006
In this paper we examine aspects of French social theorist, Michel Foucault's work and the contributions these can make to understanding practices in outdoor education. We look specifically at his notions of practice, discourse, power and the self and the lines of questioning that these concepts make possible in relation to outdoor education. We…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Outcomes of Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Experience
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Zink, Robyn; Boyes, Mike – Australian Journal of Outdoor Education, 2006
This paper reports on a study conducted in 2002 and 2003 investigating the nature and scope of outdoor education in New Zealand primary and secondary schools. The aim of the study was to gather data on teachers' practices in outdoor education in New Zealand, the beliefs and values that shape those practices, some of the barriers teachers faced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Investigations, Elementary Secondary Education
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Vandewalle, Ellen; Boets, Bart; Ghesquiere, Pol; Zink, Inge – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2010
A disproportionally high number of children with specific language impairment (SLI) develop dyslexia. Yet it is hard to predict which individual child is at risk. This article presents a longitudinal study of phonological and early literacy development of 18 Dutch-speaking children with SLI, compared to 18 typically developing controls over a…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Spelling, Dyslexia, Phonological Awareness
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Vandereet, Joke; Maes, Bea; Lembrechts, Dirk; Zink, Inge – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2010
Background: Although high-structured elicitation tasks have been shown to be efficient means to sample communication in children with intellectual disabilities, their validity and reliability remain to be evaluated. The aims of this study were threefold: (i) to evaluate the eliciting potential, (ii) to examine the utterance forms of…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Children, Validity, Reliability
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Cosgriff, Marg; Legge, Maureen; Brown, Mike; Boyes, Mike; Zink, Robyn; Irwin, Dave – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2012
Many of the principles and practices that have influenced outdoor education in Aotearoa New Zealand find their genesis in the United Kingdom and North America. In recent times, many of these foundational assumptions have been called into question. This paper highlights how emerging "local" voices are questioning and reframing how outdoor…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Educational Policy
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Zink, Therese; Putnam, Frank – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2005
The past 20 years of research has exposed the profound cost of intimate partner violence (IPV) in health care problems and health care dollars for victims and bystanders. As a result, professional organizations encourage clinicians to identify IPV victims and to refer them to community resources. To date there is little evidence to show the value…
Descriptors: Community Resources, Health Care Costs, Family Violence, Victims of Crime
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Zink, Therese; Klesges, Lisa; Stevens, Susanna; Decker, Paul – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2009
Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is common and is associated with both mental and physical health problems in adulthood. Using data from an age- and sex-stratified population survey of 600 Olmsted County, Minnesota, residents, a Sexual Abuse Severity Score was developed. The abuse characteristics of 156 CSA respondents were associated with…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Physical Health, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking
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Zink, Therese; Halaas, Gwen W.; Finstad, Deborah; Brooks, Kathleen D. – Journal of Rural Health, 2008
Context: Changes in health care and new theories of learning have prompted significant changes in medical education. Some US medical schools employ immersion learning in rural communities to increase the number of physicians who choose to practice in these areas. Founded in 1971, the rural physician associate program (RPAP) is a longitudinal…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Medical Education, Medical Students, Mentors
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Zink, Therese; Klesges, Lisa M.; Levin, Linda; Putnam, Frank – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2007
This study determines a clinical cutting score for the 29-item Abuse Behavior Inventory (ABI) developed by Shepard and Campbell (1992) to measure both physical and psychological abuse experiences. The authors report on a sample of 392 White and African American women from primary care waiting rooms, who completed the ABI and the revised Conflict…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Psychology, Test Validity, Cutting Scores
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Halaas, Gwen Wagstrom; Zink, Therese; Finstad, Deborah; Bolin, Keli; Center, Bruce – Journal of Rural Health, 2008
Context: Founded in 1971 with state funding to increase the number of primary care physicians in rural Minnesota, the Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) has graduated 1,175 students. Third-year medical students are assigned to primary care physicians in rural communities for 9 months where they experience the realities of rural practice with…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Physicians, Public Health, Family Practice (Medicine)
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Zink, Therese; Jacobson, C. Jeff, Jr.; Pabst, Stephanie; Regan, Saundra; Fisher, Bonnie S. – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2006
Little is known about how older women cope in long-term abusive intimate relationships. Understanding their coping strategies may give insight into how to further support their effective coping efforts. Interviews were conducted with 38 women older than age 55 years. Grounded theory analysis demonstrated that women who remained in their abusive…
Descriptors: Females, Coping, Family Violence, Older Adults
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Zink, Robyn; Leberman, Sarah – Journal of Experiential Education, 2001
Interviews with 12 New Zealand outdoor instructors found that they viewed risk as an opportunity to gain something of value, as opposed to losing something of value. Repositioning risk in this manner could allow the debate around adventure education to move away from being dominated by risk management, allowing consideration of adventure…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Opportunities
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Zink, Lana – Journal of College Admission, 1997
Suggests that standards and criteria currently used for admission are not completely reconciled to changing demographics and appear inadequate to meet the demands of students seeking college admission. The viewpoint supplied here does not encourage a dismissal of the meritocracy but a change in how it is defined and implemented, especially at the…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Bound Students, Demography, Educational Demand
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