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Special Education ransitions
ransition planning is part of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process for children and adolescents with disabilities. Planning for transitions from program to program across a student's academic career provides support and modifications that might be needed in order to promote a student's progress. Each level of educational program presents its own set of challenges, and planning for those challenges -- as a student moves from pre-school, to elementary school, to secondary school, and finally to post-secondary settings -- can avoid ineffective use of resources while maximizing the student's academic experience. his paper briefly discusses transition planning across different school and program levels for a student who has been identified as emotionally and behaviorally disordered (EBD) and who might be attending school at Lake Holcombe School in Holcombe, Wisconsin (Holcombe School, 2011).
Lake Holcome is a small, rural school with a student population of about 375…… [Read More]
Faculty to assist with pre-vocational skills training
6. Linkages to specific programs and services
7. General support for student and parents in all aspects of the student's progress
Of course, the tasks delineated above can double amongst faculty, meaning that there need not be a special and specific staff member set aside to deal with each specific duty. taff-members rather can and do multitask and whole programs may be set up that deal with addressing goal-setting and vocational needs where the different tasks may be delegated amongst the pool of counselors and personnel.
The following programs are available to all high-schools students, and, depending on need, I can introduce them to the special needs student too. These include:
Career center services
Work experience education
Career education / vocational courses.
Implementation of the IEP
The IEP starts with a meeting where all individuals connected with the student's…… [Read More]
Students can be matched to a job based on information provided by the assessments (e.g., aptitude, strengths). Consideration must also be given to the logistics of a student's employment, including location, work hours, transportation, wages and benefits.
Training and preparation for the job ideally take place both in school and on the job. There are more supports in the school setting with teachers and other personnel trained to work with students with disabilities. The experience may be a new one for an employer, so the support system must extend from school to the workplace as everyone learns what is expected and to deal with challenges as they inevitably arise. TIN recommends the school work with the employer to determine employee's response to the demands of the job and identify strategies to capitalize on the employee's strengths and minimize limitations. The school can assist the employer in providing accommodations…… [Read More]
Instead, they are using the technology as a crutch for not becoming independent. To avoid these kinds of issues means that another approach must be taken. In this particular case, educators need to have students master the basic skills before utilizing technology. This will help them to grasp the core concepts and then use these ideas when operating various tools. (Bakkan, 2008, pp. 40 -- 56)
Evidence of this can be seen with observations from Bakkan (2008). He found that when a low tech solution is used first. The students are more responsive to this approach. If everyone is practicing this kind of belief, is when there will be lower costs and simple solutions in helping students to overcome different obstacles. A good example of this occurred with a student who was having trouble holding a pencil in his hand. Instead of going out and purchasing an expensive keyboard or…… [Read More]
Instructional strategies for transitioning students with disabilities from high school to post-High school vocational programs.
Like all young people, students with disabilities want to go out in life and make a career and learn skills, which are necessary for their future use. Some students with disabilities have a strong desire to attend college or a vocational school and some want to operate independently in the community. Most of these students with disabilities work either in paid or subsidized jobs and this is the reason they need to learn, especially in the high school to be prepared for his or her adult life. Transition services are thus services, which help the students to prepare for their future work and devise strategies and learning skills to cope up with the coming challenges. These services allow the students to identify and increase the scope of their skills as they will need to pursue…… [Read More]
Planning Decision Making
Planning and decision making are two main and fundamental processes of an organization. Planning is one of the main factors with the help of which an organization can determine where it wants to be in the future. It is planning with the help of which an organization can determine as to what can be done in order to accomplish the mission and aims that an organization has. One of the basics that are followed during planning includes achievement of the objectives that the organization has. In order to have better planning, there are four main facts that are needed to be kept in mind by the planners in the organizations. These include mission, values, resources, as well as the environment of the organization as these are the four main facts that help in having better planning within the organization.
Decision making is the second important foundation of…… [Read More]
Depending on the child's abilities and self-awareness, these could include avoidance of triggers, self-soothing strategies, and learning to process the feelings and choose more healthy alternative responses. Results of the -B-C assessment can be shared with other educators and parents and can assist in the planning of the next set of goals in the student's education plan.
second assessment strategy is monitoring achievement in the classroom. s shown in the short video available through the IRIS Center (http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/gpm/challenge.htm), test scores alone do not give teachers enough information about why their students are struggling and what kind of interventions would be effective in helping them. Curriculum-based measurement (CBM) on student progress can be used to inform instruction, estimate and then document student progress, and share information about student progress with parents and other educators.
The CBM process requires that the teacher first select appropriate tests (probes) for the students' grade and…… [Read More]
Planning and Reflection
During my student teaching experiences I kept a journal, which greatly helped me to organize my thoughts and clarify the areas in which I most needed to improve. My mentor also pointed out for me the key areas that need improvement. Therefore, as I look forward to a professional career as a teacher, I will be able to draw on these early experiences. I will remember what works and what doesn't and I already feel far more confident and proficient than I did before I undertook the student teaching challenge. In general a few major themes emerged through reviewing my journal entries and the statements written by my mentors. My strengths are my willingness to use a wide variety of teaching materials and teaching styles. An enthusiastic implementation of multimedia materials keeps students actively engaged, and keeps lessons more interesting. Moreover, my lessons are well-planned and incorporate…… [Read More]
Several assessment tools are available, often using data collection sheets that include items such as direct observation and interviews with adults who closely interact with the student. In Justin's case, this group could include Carrie, the paraprofessional who works directly with Justin, in addition to the special education teacher, the speech and language specialist, other teachers who regularly interact with Justin (e.g., art, physical education, music and media), and Justin's parents.
Justin's tantrums are a cause of concern for their negative effects not just on Justin but on the classroom as a whole. An FBA can be done on Justin; managing these outbursts is the main goal for the kindergarten year so that more learning can take place. It is important that the target behavior descriptions are as specific as possible. For example, "has outbursts" does not provide as much information as "screams, cries, kicks and throws items when upset."…… [Read More]
In the 2004 reauthorization of the IDEA, Congress wrote: "The federal government has an ongoing obligation to support activities that contribute to positive results for children with disabilities, allowing those children to lead productive and independent adult lives" (PL 108-446). This requirement went into effect July 1, 2005. (Transition Services, NDI).
Transitional assessments address the preferences, strengths, interests and course of study based on the student's present levels of performance and age appropriateness. These assessments include an evaluation of the student's skills and interests related to education, employment, training, and independent living skills and should be conducted in conjunction with the development of the transition components. The initial transition assessment may be prior to the eighth grade and could occur when a re-evaluation consideration is conducted. Furthermore, assessment should be ongoing and fluid.
Assessment tools must be used that clearly describe a child's strengths and weaknesses and document a…… [Read More]
The transition coordinator is to take the responsibility in carrying out the stated tasks. Update the transition plan is very important. The transition coordinator will need to schedule the follow-up meeting for updating.
The above transition program provides the following benefits:
Enhanced children self-esteem and confidence
Improved children peer-group relations
Enhance greater efficiency among children
Greater efficiency and enjoyment in learning
Understanding the phases of early childhood education
Increase parent ability to communicate with educational personnel
Enhanced parent self-esteem regarding their communication skills
Positive outlook with schools
Enhanced teacher ability to meet individual children needs
Increase their efficiency in program planning and implementation
Wider pool of resources
Increase Professional support network
This paper develops transition service required to support an assessment plan. For the effectiveness of transition program, collaboration and effective communication has been identified as essential tool for the…… [Read More]
Special Needs Transition
Intervening to place children towards their appropriate levels of schooling is very important and requires certain and descriptive analysis. As a result of these changes, coping mechanisms are developed for the children that present new and different challenges for the both the educators and the parents and family of the child in question. The purpose of this essay is to discuss the factors involved that would promote or hamper a successful transition dealing with a child who has been learning in a center-based program to a more advanced program within an inclusion kindergarten program. I will additionally explore what factors are necessary for the likelihood of successful adjustment within the changing scenario.
Dunlap (2009) highlighted the legal necessities of a such a transition. He noted " transitions often involve major changes in routines. Federal laws ( in particular, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [ IDEA]) mandate…… [Read More]
The death of elderly individuals takes place in different circumstances and settings such as painless death at home or painful death in a healthcare facility. Social workers have an important role in planning end-of-life care as part of providing essential social support to elderly individuals. The role of social workers in this process is attributable to the significance of their professional practice in a multidisciplinary palliative care team in hospice and hospital settings (Watts, 2013). Since the death of elderly individuals occurs in a variety of conditions and settings, social workers need to plan for end-of-life care. The planning and delivery of end-of-life care helps in helping the elderly cope with serious illness, face mortality or manage the process of dying in an effective manner.
One of the major functions of social workers in their role in planning for end-of-life care is providing psychosocial and practical support to individuals who…… [Read More]
Transition Experiences for Students with Disabilities
Several years ago I was privileged to teach students with cognitive disabilities in Korea. I taught in an after school program for high school students. As I thought about the subjects that were being taught, I realized that no provisions were made to provide opportunities for the students to interact within the community setting.
Even though most of the students were going to work in a sheltered workshop after graduation, a need existed for them to learn "community skills" such as paying for things with their own money, using public transportation, and interacting with various residents of the neighborhood. It was there that my strong belief that cognitively impaired students should have chances to engage in as many "normal" activities as possible as long as the students were not confused or upset by the situation or were subject to negative comments, etc. from others.…… [Read More]
The comparatively simplistic provider to patient ratios and demand-based estimates cannot accurately predict need; therefore, inefficiencies in the health care system will remain. By comparison, the needs-based model provides at least the possibility of addressing most inefficiencies. This model stands out because it is essentially an iterative model that incorporates 'need' and supply data as it becomes available. Although not perfect, the model is flexible enough that it can be adjusted to include additional parameters and data to minimize the impact of unexpected developments, such as a major weather event or a severe economic downturn. Increasing the predictive accuracy of the model is also straightforward and would depend on investing into data collection efforts. As the authors discuss, the main limitation is the quality of data available; however, patient to provider ratios or demand-based models are still inferior by comparison.
A common approach used for validating predictive models such as…… [Read More]
videos that pertain to the Individualized Education Plan, or IEP. The IEP is part of the wider programs known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The IEP is a legal document that covers a specific child and mandates how people that come in contact with that child will act and behave when the child is present and/or learning. This brief report will cover a few aspects of the IEP and its process including whether the school leader needs to know the IEP development process, how a school leader assists parents and staff in the IEP development process, which stakeholder(s) have the most authority during the IEP development process and the upsides or downsides of having all stakeholders being a part of the IEP development process. While finding a singular solution and plan from the input of a whole group can be difficult,…… [Read More]
Still, Mason indicates that the opposite is often true in public education settings, where educators, parents and institutions collectively overlook the implications of research and demands imposed by law. Indeed, "despite the IDEA requirements, research results, teacher perceptions, and strong encouragement from disabilities rights advocate, many youth have been left out of IEP and self-determination activities. For example, 31% of the teaches in a 1998 survey reported that they wrote no self-determination goals, and 41% indicated they did not have sufficient training or information on teaching self-determination." (Mason et al., 442)
This is a troubling finding, and one which implicates the needed paradigm shift discussed already in the research endeavor. Clearly, as the matter is framed by Mason et al., educators and researchers have already acknowledged the value in the strategies addressed here. By contrast, institutional change has been hard won, with schools and administrators balking at making broad-based alterations…… [Read More]
Some factors that can decline the crude birth rate (CB) and crude death rate (CD) in epidemiological and fertility phases include the following. There are improved medical facilities in this phase of transition which helps in bringing down the crude death rate (CD). The advanced methods of remedies can cure different types of diseases that were known to be hazardous to life. The other probable reasons can be a vast web of transportation that can relief many problems which lead to death.
Previously the children were considered as an asset as they can help their families financially and make their economic position better. But in the new modern era, children cannot help their families due to some legislation and the awareness of literacy. Due to the increasing inflation small families are considered to be a symbol of happiness. As the cost of bringing children up has become so high, parents…… [Read More]
This is why cloud computing is still an imprecise science at best, with significant lags in performance and inconsistent performance on large-scale performance requirements (Luo, 2010). VMWare is concentrating on these aberrations in performance to create optimized product and services mix for each of their software and hardware products, looking to ensure a high level of computer capacity utilization over time. Amazon's lessons learned in managing one of the most successful e-commerce sites were directly applicable to their launching the Amazon Web Services (AWS) services that includes a large proportion of virtualization at the foundational level (Engebretson, 2011). Scalability, for Amazon, eventually meant having support for over fifty websites and thousands of transactions a second worldwide in a multitude of currencies. These lessons learned in creating what would become the first Cloud-based distributed order management system gave Amazon insights into how virtualization could transform millions of other businesses as well…… [Read More]
Quality of the Optimization for esource Planning Model by C. Santos et al. (2013)
Any multinational organization with more than 100,000 knowledge workers is faced with some profound challenges in harnessing this pool of talent for a diverse set of information technology projects. The resource planning function for Hewlett Packard's Enterprise Services business segment was especially challenged in this area, prompting Santos et al. (2013) to provide a refined model that can be used to identify optimal supply and demand solutions in highly uncertain environments. This paper provides an evaluation of the quality of the implemented approach for the refined modeling method developed by Santos et al. (2013), including its strengths and weaknesses as well as simplifying assumptions that were made in the development of the model. Finally, an analysis of the respective strengths and weaknesses of the developed model is followed by an evaluation of the sufficiency of the…… [Read More]
Predicting the future is not easy, but using past and current trends is the right way to go. At least that will allow those who are making the decisions to be sure that they have considered everything in the best light possible before they choose which direction to take.
Planning and Change in Rapid Development
One of the main issues with change management and future planning for long-term care facilities right now is that the changes are taking place so rapidly. If the changes were slower, there would be more of a chance to adapt. Since that is not the case, more has to be addressed regarding how to change quickly. That is something that has not been required of these managers before, so they are in new territory to some extent. While that is not necessarily a bad thing, it does mean that more mistakes could be made because…… [Read More]
While it is important for an educator to get to know a child through direct experience, it is necessary to get some background information from parents and others who have worked with the child, both to provide continuity and to gain a deeper understanding of the child's accomplishments, strengths and needs. Special educators and classroom teachers must likewise communicate in developing a transition plan for a student. For example, if the student spends time in the regular classroom, the teacher should share lesson plans with the special educator and discuss modifications. Likewise, f the student is pulled out for special services, modified lessons taught by special educators will help prepare the student for transition back to the regular classroom and help keep the student from feeling too isolated from peers.
osemary Karr, a professor of developmental mathematics at Collin College (Plano, TX), believes that the developmental educator must be a…… [Read More]
Toward that same end, the new strategic plan must also include provisions for a comprehensive centralized governance system.
The second most important reason that MUSC requires a new strategic plan relates to the impact of managed care, HMO insurance, and the healthcare crisis that accounts for many uninsured patients.. Evolving legislation delineating the respective funding responsibilities of federal and state government programs may place additional financial burden on healthcare institutions, particularly those that are engaged in providing education services, those that maintain research programs, and those that furnish medical services to a large proportion of patients who cannot afford to pay for their share of those services. Therefore, a comprehensive plan must allow for subsequent change within its formulation, because MUSC maintains educational programs and research programs, in addition to serving a large needy and/or uninsured constituency.
Finally, the new plan must address the formulation and integration of comprehensive communications…… [Read More]
Advice (SOA): Financial Planning
Purpose of this document is to prepare a statement of advice (SOA) on the financial planning for David Smith and Brenda Smith to achieve their financial goals. The advice is to communicate important information to clients in order to make informed decision about their financial portfolios. This document is a Statement of Advice or 'SOA' used to explain my advice, and highlights the important points. Please, be sure to read all sections of the SOA.
Summary of my Advice
I recommend that you sell your shares and reinvest the funds in the managed funds, which will assist you to get a return between $17,000 and $29,000 a year. Moreover, I recommend that you invest 60% of your superannuation in the managed funds. I carefully choose the categories of the managed funds that you could invest your money. Based on my recommendation, you are likely to get…… [Read More]
A perusal of the first item, Publicity, reveals the care and transition taken in the details. The first step is meetings with the key people for programming and articles; planning the brochure; and eliciting permission from pertinent officials. This was followed (in the second segment) by scheduling the press releases and news conferences, and finally, by actually publicizing their walk, and by distributing buttons and stickers.
The Recruitment of Walkers, the second item, involved in the first segment, (a) invitations to participate, (b & c) to schedule speaking engagements in meeting, school assemblies, city councils, and school boards. In the second segment, organizers of the Walkathon actually addressed these speaking engagements; whilst in the third segment, they dispersed walk cards and project information to their volunteer walkers.
Logistics was the third item and regarding this, the first step was to delineate the recipient of the designated funds; a checkpoint /…… [Read More]
Strategic Planning & Implementation
Mahesh Singh, MBA, PMP
Week 5-Implementation, Strategic Controls, and Contingency Plans
Cosmetics, toiletries and perfumes are an important of everyone's daily life, from use of deodorant and shampoo to make-up, skin care products and fine fragrances. Personal hygiene and beauty products are considered essentials today as are the use of products such as sunscreens and decay-fighting toothpaste.
One strategy for Oprah company, to which the management of the company looking for is internalization or extending its market. Following this decision company can export raw materials and beauty products outside of the U.S.
Cosmetics and cosmetic raw materials produced for export outside the U.S. must meet the requirements imposed by each country in which they will be sold. When a product is to be sold in several countries, the most stringent requirements must be met. Therefore, products sold in foreign countries in…… [Read More]
People and services are not easily moved among the various countries. Although securing work and permits in the United States for Mexican and Canadian immigrants, NAFTA has also caused considerable concern in terms of legislation.
This is particularly the case in Canadian lawmaking. Several disputes resulted from NAFTA trading activities in the country. Such disputes for example include gasoline additives and possible related health concerns and nerve damage (Weintraub, 2004). Canada was also engaged in a long dispute regarding a 27% duty on softwood imports to Canada. This lasted for years before it was finally resolved in 2006. Significantly however, the decision was not ratified by either Canada or the United States (Weintraub, 2004). According to the U.S. Court of International Trade, imposing the duty was contrary to the United States law.
Other problems include the fact that Canada has lost more than 10,000 companies to foreign takeovers since NAFTA…… [Read More]
The state has really took out half of the $300 million cost that it took to build the Hudson River Park (150 acres land/400 acres open water) with yearly assumptions that are around $20 million to $25 million. 20 years from now it might be a hard challenge keeping this up with the anticipated climate change.
Climate Change: Precipitation
The third reason why climate change will be affecting America in the next 20 years is because of the local precipitation. In addition to impacts on temperature and wind, the urban heat island affects local precipitation patterns. Both comparatively warmer air and higher attentions of particulates over the cities that can cause little more frequent rain events (Ahrens 2006).
About 20 years from now, this will become an issue because the Human-made modifications of the natural environment are affecting the thermal stratification of the atmosphere that is located above a city…… [Read More]
Strategic Planning May Successfully Aid the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model's Implementation and Value to Our Health Care System
How Using Strategic Planning May Successfully Aid the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model's Implementation and Value to Our Health Care System
In 1967, the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) introduced the concept of Medical Homes. These homes were at first assigned for obtaining children's medical records. Several decades later in 2002, the Academy expanded its policy statement on the concept, making it more comprehensive, accessible, compassionate and culturally-effective. The new policy also changed the focus of medical home from the child to the family. The ACP (American College of Physicians) and the AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians) have also developed their own patient-care models which they refer to as "advanced medical home" and "medical home," respectively (PCPCC, 2007).
Many health care experts agree that the basic components of medical home definition include…… [Read More]
chief components of a concept like strategic management consist of directing a situational analysis so a business or organization can determine the existing condition within the business/organization in relation to what direction or avenue the leader wants the organization/business to go in the future. This means that these components help steer a business/organization through processes and strategies that promote communication and progress towards objectives. The first component thus becomes goal setting. Goal setting helps an organization clarify their vision of their business. During this stage, the organization will identify both long-term and short-term goals. Then the organization must recognize the process of how to achieve these goals. Lastly, customization of the process lends to communicating to employees what steps to implement for successful completion of goals.
The next component of strategic management means developing a specific mission through analysis in order to concentrate efforts into the completion of explicit mission-based…… [Read More]
There are no deductibles and no user fees nor limits to contributions on the plan. There are also no restrictions on services to be used and no premiums to pay for basic care coverage other than taxes, a far cry from the high deductibles, co-pays and other fees associated with health care in the United States.
Key to this point is the idea that Canadian health care costs less because a large portion of it is publicly financed. The author's note that since Canada adopted their universal healthcare system the Canadian Health Act has implemented a policy of public administration which keeps the cost of health care spending lower and maintains the government's ability to provide health care services to the entire population. The authors argue that public administration is a more optimal choice for keeping health care expenditures down because administration is inexpensive.
U.S. hospitals keep more details of…… [Read More]
" (2008) Williams finally state that dynamic computing can enable innovation through enabling it departments to shift "from a 'light on' operation to a proactive, forward-looking approach." (2008)
The work of Edward M. Rizzo and Leslie a. Worsley entitled; "Emerging Technologies and the Internet Enable Today's E-Workforce" states that with the changes occurring in today's workforce "management requires a new way of thinking. The tools driving organizational effectiveness shave changed drastically in recent years in order to meet the needs of an ever-evolving workforce." (2001) a larger percent of the workforce is comprised of professional employees whom are "more mobile, and there is a growing dependence on temporary or contract employees to ensure adequate staffing levels." (Rizzo and Worsley, 2001) Rizzo and Worsley state that to this end more and more employers are depending on emergent technologies in facing staffing challenges including the Internet. While "traditional businesses have…… [Read More]
Employee Training and Development
A lesson plan contains information describing what will happen within a single lesson. It is necessary to ensure that a lesson plan entails four key elements for a successful learning experience. These are Instructional Objectives, Teaching Activities and Strategies, Sequencing and Materials and Evaluation and Follow-up.
What learners should know and be able to do after the lesson? These are particular "instructional objectives" and articulate a clear focus of the lesson. In courses with a significant number of ELL's, it is important to formulate "language objectives" and the subject's material goals. equirements from the curriculum frameworks are much more international and usually signify long-term goals. It is common practice to publish the focus objectives of the lesson in the same spot in the classroom for learners to see every day. Many instructors also show the standards (Laird, Holton & Naquin, 2003).
Teaching Activities and…… [Read More]
Who is Leading the International Clean Energy Race?
The race for clean energy is already underway, but some countries are in vanguard while others remain heavily reliant on fossil fuels. Unfortunately, even the winners of the clean energy race fail to realize the full range of benefits that can accrue to renewable energy sources as long as other countries continue to rely on fossil fuels for their energy needs. To determine the facts about what is happening today and likely outcomes for the future, this paper reviews the relevant literature to describe how developing countries can reach 100% renewable energy as well as some of the more severe challenges that are involved in providing clean energy in developing regions of the world. In addition, a discussion concerning whether the goal of achieving clean energy access for all humanity by 2030 is achievable or not is followed by an analysis of…… [Read More]
Additionally, it is apparent that the nature of the phenomenon makes it amiable to a qualitative approach. The literature did identify notable exceptions to the qualitative approach that were useful interrogators of the theoretical basis for practice.
Throughout the literature presented in this work, there is a tacit acceptance of the transition age. The researchers have not challenged this position though many of them did allude to the variation that exists within the population of special education students. This variation is a factor in many of the challenges that special education students experience, so that the past failure to give attention to this factor presents an opportunity for present research to fill this void.
As a proxy for age, Abbot & Heslop (2009) identified timing as an essential factor in the success of the transition program. While in their research timing was connected to multiple concepts, within the framework alluded…… [Read More]
Adults ith Learning Disabilities
It has been estimated (Adult with Learning Disabilities) 1 that 50-80% of the students in Adult Basic Education and literacy programs are affected by learning disabilities (LD). Unfortunately, there has been little research on adults who have learning disabilities, leaving literacy practitioners with limited information on the unique manifestations of learning disabilities in adults.
One of the major goals of the (Adult with Learning Disabilities) 1 National
Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center (National ALLD Center) is to raise awareness among literacy practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and adult learners about the nature of learning disabilities and their impact on the provision of literacy services. This fact sheet provides: a definition of learning disabilities in adults; a list of common elements found in many useful LD definitions; and a list of areas in which LD may affect life situations of adults.
In 1963, the term "learning…… [Read More]
Nicholas Clarke, aimed at establishing a correlation between Emotional intelligence and behaviors of individuals during teamwork. In this study, specific stress has been levied on transition, action and interpersonal team processes. The findings of this research further helped in establishing an understanding that group / team effectiveness is dependent on variations in EI level of the team members. The research further stresses that a rather sophisticated model defining correlation between specific cognitive, verbal and behavioral teamwork activities is required to be developed (Clarke, 2010).
Through this literary work, Clarke has made an attempt to explain that assertions made regarding relationship between team performance and EI differentials are of a rather simple nature and a sophisticated model is required to establish a thorough understanding of relationship between two variables.
For this purpose, Clarke has based his argument on the fact that organizations have gone through laborious and extensive transitions over past…… [Read More]
block and the response to intervention (TI) tiered approaches to education. Block education can best be defined as a method of manipulating the time available for teaching in the daily curriculum in a high school environment in a comprehensive and efficient manner in order to most effectively teach students. The TI tiered approach is an approach that is systematic in its design, and allows for students to move at their own respective pace while still demanding results in a structured manner. The TI approach in education takes place as a way of intervening in a student's progress (or lack thereof) before the overall effect of the non-progression leads to severe educational handicaps. The block education is used in a more physical educational setting and is used to allow a more flexible approach to education.
This literature review seeks to determine how effective the TI educational approach is compared to the…… [Read More]
(Heal and Rusch, 1995)
In a sepaate study entitled: "Impoving gaduation and employment outcomes of students with disabilities" Pedictive factos and student pespectives" Benz, Lindstom, and Yovanoff (2000) epot findings fom two studies that examined seconday and tansition pactices. The fist of the two studies made an examination of students factos as well as pogam factos that seved to pedict the gaduation of paticipants with a standad high school diploma and placement in employment and continuing education while the second of these studies conducted an examination of the peceptions of paticipants of the chaacteistics of the pogam and staff that they felt wee most impotant in assisting them in achieving thei education and tansition goals. Benz, Lindstom, and Yovanoff epot that "caee-elated wok expeience and completion of student-identified tansition goals wee highly associated with impoved gaduation and employment outcomes. Individualization of sevices aound student goals and pesonalized attention fom staff…… [Read More]
Evidence-Based Practice Project: educing ate of Psychiatric eadmission
The purpose of the evidence-based practice project is to examine ways to eliminate psychiatric readmissions. More specifically, literature is reviewed to examine evidence supporting the effectiveness of care transition interventions in preventing re-hospitalization amongst adult patients with severe mental illness. In this chapter, the search process is first described. Next, the identified literature is summarized and synthesized, clearly evaluating the relevance of the literature to the specified PICOT question.
Literature for the review was searched in CINAHL, PubMed, EBSCO, ProQuest, and Google Scholar databases using the following phrases: psychiatric readmission, re-hospitalization, care transition interventions, transitional care interventions, and reducing readmission in adults with mental illness. Focus was particularly on literature published in English. From the first round of search, it was quite evident that not much scholarly attention has been given to the topic as the search returned less than…… [Read More]
By bringing into the equation of transitional services the special needs personnel at local colleges and vocational institutions, the interagency agreement described here will ensure that upon the student's eventual arrival at one such institution, there will be people familiar with his case and prepared to accommodate his needs. These respective agency types can then help a disabled student to train a focus on the specific career goals which have been identified either with the assistance of counselors.
Using the Strategic Planning Meeting as a method to identifying willing and helpful stakeholders in the process, the public partnership in question relies heavily on such networking to both orient the community toward our collective goals and to foster natural communication between such agencies at a personal level. By inviting and bringing into contact such groups as decision-makers from local law organizations, leaders from public recreation leagues and university personnel, as well…… [Read More]
(Harvey, 2003) the suspicion of the United States of the "Soviet Expansionist tendencies" had increased by the 1970s and Harvey states as well that "The pervasive mentality of Washington officials during these years was dominated by the communist domino theory which led many Washington politicians to believe that the Soviet Union sought to take over the entire world." (2003) the United States had always received a safeguard provided by the shah for their Middle East interest of oil and it was this that resulted in the United States perceiving the Soviet-Afghanistan relations as a "considerable threat...before 1979." (Harvey, 2003)
Harvey reports that while Department of State records from the early 1970s report that the United States was indifferent to the relationship that was developing between the Soviet Union and Afghanistan that the truth is that "...Recently declassified ntelligence reports also reveal that the "official history record is false."
 Contrary…… [Read More]
Applying Just Practice Framework
Social Justice Framework
There is a reason that jigsaw puzzles are so often used to represent complex processes and enduring problems, the solutions to which are not immediately evident to the puzzler. It is a curiosity how, at some point, each piece in a puzzle reveals where it fits in the frame. Most people have their favorite strategies for solving puzzles, and they generally do contribute to a more expedient solution -- or at least, they give that illusion. Oddly, spending time not puzzling over the fit of the pieces seems to bring about a solution, and the ease with which understanding comes after such a break never ceases to astonish. Why is it that -- when we can't find a fit -- we don't gain greater clarity through a forced, hyper-focus on finding the missing piece. Indeed, our use of theory, as explained in Chapter…… [Read More]
CBVH then continues to work with VESID to assess performance on an ongoing basis, participate in on-site reviews, and provide technical assistance or recommend adjustments to contracts as needed.
In the near century that these agencies have been in place, they have worked together in their efforts to assist those with disabilities to find employment. The current supported employment delivery system has allowed all eligible individuals with the most significant disabilities who are interested in supported employment to obtain services. A joint policy statement between the CBVH, the State Education Department, and VESID was initiated in 1985. At this time, the two State agencies agreed that only by working together could they address the needs of individuals who are deaf and blind. Through the memorandum of the agreement in 1999, CBVH and VESID reaffirmed their commitment to joint efforts to better serve this unique group of individuals. While there are…… [Read More]
Establishing Consultation and Collaboration in a School
Calgary Public School Board has hired a resource teacher for an elementary/junior high school, which has 16 teachers and 325 students i.e. 150 and 175 students at elementary and junior high levels respectively. The school principal has indicated his desire to create some form of consultation and collaboration in the school. While the school has in the past referred students with special needs to special education placements in other schools, those with learning and behavioral difficulties have been removed from the resource room because they could not be placed in a district program. The former resource teacher did not work in collaboration with other teachers and stakeholders. As the new resource teacher, it's important to establish suitable measures for consultation and collaboration to help address the needs of special education students. Such a platform will help in dealing with the different cases in…… [Read More]
(4) Have participating teachers develop and lead online collaborative projects for students with emotional and behavioral disorders.
(5) Develop and maintain an online community for teachers in self-contained units where ideas, lessons, and strategies can be shared.
(6) Train staff on the concepts surrounding Positive ehavioral Intervention Support (PIS) and support teachers as they develop preventative behavioral intervention plans that utilize PIS strategies and concepts. (Rush, 2010, p.1)
Rush (2010) states that the key elements of the model were online, collaborative learning and accessible computer-based educational resources. The results are stated to have exceeded initial expectations for "changing the focus in self-contained classrooms from behavior control to academic achievement." (Rush, 2010, p.1) Not only is academic achievement up but as well it is reported that "behavior referrals are down, and teachers report improved student outcomes in all areas." (Rush, 2010, p.1)
The work of Pierangelo and Guiliani (2008) states the…… [Read More]
Calgary Public School Board
Models of Consultation and Collaboration
hat model of consultation and collaboration am I going to use -- and why? I am employing a combination of approaches to the issues confronting teachers when it comes to illiam Perry and Janna Small. The model devised by Idol, Nevin, Paolucci-hitcomb (INP) (referred to as the "Collaborative Consultation Model"), was specifically designed to help " . . . learners who may be at risk for school failure," learners in "remedial programs," learners who receive "supportive speech and language instruction" (Idol, et al., 1995). In particular, the INP model has proven to be successful for teachers who have "special needs students in their classrooms" (Idol, 348).
Also, I will use the two models employed by the Iowa Department of Education since 2009 -- co-teaching and collaborative consultation.
hat factors have I considered in my decision? As the model by INP puts…… [Read More]
Dual credit programs have been around for decades, allowing a large body of evidence to emerge. The evidence from the past twenty years have also permitted longitudinal studies that reveal the efficacy of dual credit programs in promoting models for peace in higher education. Dual credit programs are executed differently in different states. Program feature diversity and results from empirical literature also permits the body of literature to inform best practices for administration, management, and program assessment in Hawaii. Themes in the literature include a historical overview showcasing the practically incontrovertible evidence in support of dual credit programs, with recent literature trending towards specific elements of program design, implementation, and assessment. Other trends include the ability of dual credit programs to promote equity through the promotion of minority students in higher education and to increase the representation of minority students and faculty in institutes of higher learning. The literature, particularly…… [Read More]
Family centered care is a noble belief deeming family members and health care staff as equal partners and working collectively to address the needs of the kid. Competency rises when a system synergizes as nurses and patient / family member's honors each other's commitment to heath care. Patient family centered care is a continuous process in order to address the needs and duties of families (St. Jude Children's Hospital, 2014).
Words and concepts that describe this phenomenon
Dignity, respect, information sharing, participation and teamwork
Identifying terms (concepts) that can summarize, label or name this phenomenon
Each family and child is different: Families have diverse backgrounds, life experiences, customs and traditions, education, cultural values and notions. Care should be facilitated equally to all patients whilst catering the choices and needs of each family (St. Jude Children's Hospital, 2014).
Open communication between family, patients and healthcare staff: It's productive to openly voice…… [Read More]
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Bruce, S.M., Mann, A., Jones, C., & Gavin, M. (2007).…… [Read More]
ABM uses a five-step process, designed and managed by the student with guidance from the teacher-facilitator. In step one, the student self-monitors behavior to identify problem areas. ABM uses a daily form, making it easy for students to track behavior and providing a visual record of happened through the course of each day. The student and teacher conference in step two and together complete the third step, which includes student reflection and development of goals and strategies. The fourth step is the follow-up conference, which takes place for each goal and strategy identified. In the fifth and final step, adjustments are made if the strategy does not work to meet the goal.
ebag shares anecdotal evidence of the ABM model's success with a student identified as Jane. Jane, a student with a learning disability, ultimately showed improved behavior as well as academic gains. ebag notes that changes in Jane…… [Read More]
All managers would be full-time employees with benefits and salaries ranging between $35,000 to $40,000 with benefits and the opportunity for business equity.
In sum total, the facility would employ 30 nurses. The distribution of schedules and shifts amongst nurses would be shaped by what Ozcan & Hornby (2011) call activity measurement. According to Ozcan & Hornby, "as health service organizations began to emerge from the traditional approaches to determining staffing requirements, they increasingly adopted methods for determining staffing needs, which were based on some form of activity measurement (9). The staffing norms that emerged are all intended to be specific for the type and location of staff being considered." (Ozcan & Hornby, p. 212)
These are factors which would contribute to the breakdown in roles and responsibilities among the aforementioned 30 nursing professionals. Of these, 12 would be senior Registered Nurses earning roughly $35,000 per annum with benefits. These…… [Read More]
In the context of higher education, then, redefining mission statements to reflect this wide range of influences requires a balancing act between the interests of all of the stakeholders involved. This not a static, one-time analysis, either, but requires constant reevaluation to ensure that the educational institution is delivering the type of graduates with the skill set needed in the 21st century workplace. For instance, Berg et al. (2008) emphasize that, "It is out of the complex set of alignments as well as realignments in response to changing conditions, that institutional missions are created and, when necessary, transformed. For example, the goals of the external stakeholders and those of the institution must constantly be realigned" (p. 44).
Properly developed in this fashion, some proponents of mission statements maintain that the payoff is worth the effort. According to Bartkus, Glassman and McAffee, "The aim [of the mission statement] is to…… [Read More]
Person Centered Planning in People With Developmental Disabilities
Person centered planning has received much attention in the past as the effective method of meeting the diverse needs of people with disabilities. The person-centered planning takes into consideration the unique needs, choices, and preferences of individuals. The planning structure explores innovative ways applicable to improving the health and health outcomes of people living with disabilities. Features of the person centered approach like focusing on the partnership between society members; building shared commitment, developing learning activities, and providing support to facilitate the realization of the diverse needs of the disabled. The method uses flexible systems and approaches that accommodate the diverse priorities and interests of the disabled that are always under constant change (Holburn, 2002). The flexibility of the systems offers opportunities for partnership and support between the stakeholders involved in the provision of the person centered approach services. As such, person…… [Read More]
For example, the motorized wheelchair elevator of the transport vehicle may take equally long in both directions but the protectee need not be on scene while the elevator platform descends. By delaying the exit of the protectee from the departure location until the transport vehicle elevator is already in the down position and prepared for immediate ascent, the protection agent can reduce the protectee's exposure my more than half in comparison to positioning the protectee outside the transport vehicle while the wheelchair lift elevator descends into the bottom position. The prospect of protecting a wheelchair- bound protectee necessarily adds at least one agent to the protective protocol because an agent (rather than a non-agent assistant or nurse) must control the wheelchair; but the rear position eliminates that agent from any traditional position as a protective shield.
In general, protectees with delicate medical conditions who require perpetual care necessarily…… [Read More]
Six key developmental tasks (Flamholtz & andle 2012: 11-18)
Identify a market and create a niche
egardless of whether the market niche is small or large, it is essential for an emergent organization to define the needs of the customer base to distinguish the new product from its competitors. Getting to know the target customer (and the target customer's price point) is an essential component of this stage.
Develop products and services
Defining market needs is only the first step: an appropriate product or service that the likely consumer will desire and can actually use must also be created.
Engage in resource management
As well as producing suitable products and services, the firm must be able to engage in cost-effective production techniques and deploy the resources used in production to their maximum capabilities. This also includes effective use and management of human as well as material resources.
Develop…… [Read More]
classroom instruction and are these ideas/strategies feasible for a particular classroom, can they be adapted, alter, or incorporated to benefit students with disabilities?
A Critique of the Journal Article 'Cultural Models of Transition: Latina Mothers of Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities' and Implications for Classroom Instruction
The journal article Cultural models of transition: Latina mothers of young adults with developmental disabilities was a qualitative examination of attitudes of Latina mothers of young adults with disabilities, toward approaches to the transitions of those young adults from school-age activities to more independent living. According to the authors: "Sixteen Latina mothers of young adults with disabilities participated in the study, recruited from an agency
serving low-income, predominantly Spanish-speaking communities" (Rueda,
Monzo, Shapiro, Gomez, & Blacher, Summer 2005). The qualitative study emphasized five themes: life skills and social adaptation; importance of family and home vs. individualism and independence; mothers' roles and decision-making expertise; information…… [Read More]
Military-Led econstruction and Fiedler's Contingency Theory
In light of the unfolding instability, violence and difficulty that characterized the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States military must reexamine its approach to the strategic invasion, occupation, reconstruction and power-handover that have evolved into a war-making template for the nation. Accordingly, the research conducted hereafter considers the need for a change in leadership orientation, using Fiedler's Contingency Theory as the lens for the literature review thereafter. The Findings drawn from the review of literature are presented in this account and, generally, provided confirmation of the pertinence of Fiedler's contingency theory to modern military strategy as well as the pertinence of Fiedler's Least-Preferred Coworker checklist to defining ideal military leadership. The reported findings connecting Fiedler's ideas with strategic and empirical documentation on applied military policy contribute to a number of policy recommendations. In particular, these policy recommendations revolve around two…… [Read More]
Operational Plan and Correlating Budget
The 4 West is an organization that delivers health care for the community. ecently, the organization has decided to replace the existing medical-surgical unit into a new acute care oncology unit. The oncology is a specialty in medicine that deals with cancer. The CNO (Chief Nursing Officer) has informed the nurse director that 4 west is to become a specialized oncology unit. Since the hospital is planning the transition from the medical-surgical unit to the oncology unit, the hospital will need a new operational plan and correlating budget to assist the hospital to deliver high quality healthcare at lower costs.
Objective of this project is to develop an operational plan and correlating budget for the hospital to assist in effective transition from the medical-surgical unit to the oncology unit,
Project Details and Data
To start the budget plan, it is critical to use…… [Read More]
The purpose of this report is to analyze the leadership and planning systems at Apple Inc. Apple has been one of the success stories of the past decade. Leadership has played a strong role in Apple's success, with the company generally thriving under Steve Jobs and struggling under other leaders. ith Jobs' passing, the company faces a challenge of adapting its leadership and planning systems, both of which were centered around Jobs' charismatic leadership.
The study focuses on two sources of information. There is little academic literature on Apple, in part because of the company's famous secrecy. The business press, however, has analyzed the company's leadership and planning processes and was used as a source of information. In addition, literature focusing on the leadership and planning theories was used to develop the frameworks for analysis.
The findings of this report are that Apple's success in the past has…… [Read More]