Students from both the gifted certification and the gifted/special education certification programs showcased their work during a poster session at Hilbert's Paczesny Hall.
“The students have been working on their research for the past six months, working with local schools, agencies, families and children to collect data to help them address their research questions,” said Dr. René Hauser, director of SBU’s differentiated instruction programs.
The student researchers and their topics were (click on the topic to see a reseach summary):
• Elizabeth Jankowiak: Sexuality and young adults with ASD
• Jamie Szymanski: Interactive notebooks
• Sarah O’Brocta: Rewards systems and motivation
• Rebecca Kasprzyk: The importance of play in preschool
• Pamela Kawalerski: The importance of play in preschool
• Amy Holland: Early intervention and children with autism
• Amy Danler: Self study of differentiating instruction in co-teaching
• Brandon Bernard: Addressing disproportionality
• Raquel Bursee: Teachers perceptions of inclusive education
• Amy Zimmermann: Siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders were interviewed about their social experiences in their homes and the community and about coping skills used in these situations. Siblings had both positive and negative experiences, but felt more positive about social experiences in their homes. This may be due to the greater number of coping strategies used at home as opposed to in the community.
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