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Academic Assessment  

Edward S. Shapiro, Jaime Benson, Nathan Clemens, and Karen L. Gischlar

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
The assessment of academic skills is an essential and critical component of the life of all schools. Like the assessment of other areas of functioning, assessment of academic skills needs ... More

Academic Interventions: What School Psychologists Need to Know for Their Assessment and Problem Solving Consultation Roles  

Virginia W. Berninger, Michel Fayol, and Nicole Alston–Abel

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
This chapter provides an overview of critical concepts about academic interventions that school psychologists can apply in their assessment (prevention and diagnosis) and problem solving ... More

Academic Program Reviews in Psychology: Challenges and Opportunities  

Maureen A. McCarthy, Dana S. Dunn, Jane S. Halonen, and Suzanne C. Baker

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Aug 2015
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Sep 2014
The authors provide a rationale for academic program reviews (APRs), highlighting their role in improving teaching, learning, and program quality in psychology departments. Following a ... More

Advances in Neuroscience and Reading Disabilities  

Elaine Clark and Janiece L. Pompa

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Feb 2011
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Nov 2012
Current neuroscience research suggests that with appropriate interventions of sufficient duration and frequency, struggling readers can access quicker, more efficient neurologic pathways ... More

Advances in the Genetics of Deafness  

Kathleen S. Arnos and Arti Pandya

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
Genetic factors are believed to account for more than half of all cases of congenital or early-onset moderate to profound deafness. The identification of several dozen genes for deafness, ... More

Animal Behavior  

Suzanne C. Baker and Catherine L. Franssen

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Aug 2015
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Nov 2014
The study of animal behavior holds a special place in psychology, as many early psychologists studied behavior across a range of species. Although psychology is frequently defined as “the ... More

Applications of Neuroscience to Mathematics Education  

Bert De Smedt and Roland H. Grabner

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Jul 2015
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Nov 2014
In this chapter, we explore three types of applications of neuroscience to mathematics education: neurounderstanding, neuroprediction, and neurointervention. Neurounderstanding refers to ... More

Applying the Portfolio Model of Adaptability: A Career Guide to Managing Academic Environments and Departmental Politics  

Frederick T. L. Leong, Madhur Chandra, and Siddharth Chandra

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Aug 2015
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Nov 2014
In this chapter, we propose the use of the Portfolio Model of Adaptability (PMA) to help faculty manage their career advancement in academia. We begin with an overview of complexity theory ... More

Approaches to Reading Instruction  

Barbara R. Schirmer and Cheri Williams

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
The aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of the research on approaches to reading instruction with deaf students. Although the body of research literature on the reading processes ... More

Assessing Children’s Proficiency in Natural Signed Languages  

Jenny L. Singleton and Samuel J. Supalla

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2012
This chapter reviews published or known assessments of children’s language proficiency across a number of the world’s signed languages, including American Sign Language, British Sign ... More

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