Modifying the Physical Environment to Reduce Disruptive Behavior and Increase Academic Engagement in Classrooms with Students who have a Hearing Loss

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Title:
Modifying the Physical Environment to Reduce Disruptive Behavior and Increase Academic Engagement in Classrooms with Students who have a Hearing Loss
Author:
Guardino, Caroline A.
Issue Date:
2008
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Researchers have studied the effects of modifying the physical environment in classrooms with high levels of disruptive behaviors in the general education setting. This study incorporates modifications used by previous researchers yet in a residential school with students who have a hearing loss. The results of the study show a functional relationship between the physical environment and levels of disruptive behavior and academic engagement. The present study confirmed that by modifying the classroom environment to minimize visual and auditory distractions, disruptive behaviors decreased and academic engagement increased with students who have a hearing loss. A multiple baseline across settings design was used to examine the efficacy of the intervention in three classrooms. Social validity ratings by the teachers indicated high acceptability of the intervention. Limitations and implications for future research are discussed.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
environment; modify; deaf; hard of hearing; behavior; engagement
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Special Education; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Antia, Shirin D.
Committee Chair:
Antia, Shirin D.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleModifying the Physical Environment to Reduce Disruptive Behavior and Increase Academic Engagement in Classrooms with Students who have a Hearing Lossen_US
dc.creatorGuardino, Caroline A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGuardino, Caroline A.en_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractResearchers have studied the effects of modifying the physical environment in classrooms with high levels of disruptive behaviors in the general education setting. This study incorporates modifications used by previous researchers yet in a residential school with students who have a hearing loss. The results of the study show a functional relationship between the physical environment and levels of disruptive behavior and academic engagement. The present study confirmed that by modifying the classroom environment to minimize visual and auditory distractions, disruptive behaviors decreased and academic engagement increased with students who have a hearing loss. A multiple baseline across settings design was used to examine the efficacy of the intervention in three classrooms. Social validity ratings by the teachers indicated high acceptability of the intervention. Limitations and implications for future research are discussed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectenvironmenten_US
dc.subjectmodifyen_US
dc.subjectdeafen_US
dc.subjecthard of hearingen_US
dc.subjectbehavioren_US
dc.subjectengagementen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSpecial Educationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorAntia, Shirin D.en_US
dc.contributor.chairAntia, Shirin D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberErin, Janeen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLiaupsin, Carlen_US
dc.identifier.proquest2728en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659749747en_US
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