Recent Submissions

  • Collaborative Online International Learning in the Time of COVID: SSU Professors Go Global from Home with COIL

    Blaber, Zlatinka; Emlinger, Ana; González, Melanie; Hartling, Cissy; Rocca, Anna; Ruget, Vanessa; Serra, Fatima; Yun, Chaerin (2021-05-06)
  • English Language Ideologies and their Impact in ELT programs in Oaxaca, Mexico

    Bustamante Martinez, Esau I.; González, Melanie (2021-05-01)
    The use of English as a language of communication is growing around the world and its global influence has spread to different areas. In Mexico, English language learning and teaching have been influenced by different ideologies; in some cases, those ideologies have their origins in social, political and economic factors. The aim of this study is to investigate if there is a connection between English language ideologies and English teaching in Oaxaca.
  • Cultural Humility Training to Improve Client Functional Performance Outcomes: A Systematic Review

    Velasquez, Chanel; MacLachlan, Jean (2021-05-01)
    The purpose of this systematic review is to investigate the characteristics of cultural humility as practiced by experienced healthcare professionals, primarily occupational therapy (OT) practitioners, and to analyze the implementation of cultural humility training in relation to client functional performance outcomes.
  • Does Animal Assisted Intervention Within the School-Based Setting Increase Socialization Skills For Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorderosed

    Ricker, Melissa; Turcotte, Jill (2021-05-01)
    This is a literature review conducted to determine the efficacy of incorporating animal assisted intervention within the school based setting to improve social skills for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Mindsets in Health Professions: A Scoping Review

    Williams, Cheryl (2021-05-06)
    The growth mindset model has been linked with enhancing academic success in college students. A scoping review was conducted detailing evidence of the growth mindset model's application in health professions. Databases searched included: MEDLINE, CINAHL, ERIC, Scopus, Conference Papers Index, Embase, and Education Database. A hand search was also carried out. 1296 articles were reviewed. Inclusion/exclusion resulted in 22 articles from health professions articles: medical education (10), nursing (3), veterinary (3), pharmacy (2), physiotherapy (1), and general health professions education (3). This study demonstrated that fixed mindset student learners may avoid constructive feedback, hide errors, and express negative maladaptive behaviors that threaten their learning. To cultivate an adaptive lifelong learning health professional, the growth mindset model shows promise and should be integrated into curricula. In closing, many articles were not empirical research. Implications: The growth mindset model shows promise for academic success in health professions education, but more robust studies are warranted.
  • Methods to Support Long-Term ELLs on the WIDA ACCESS Test

    Poirier, Christophe (2021-05-06)
    What are the most popular methods recommended to provide long-term ELL students with the greatest support in the age of the WIDA ACCESS Test?
  • Interventions that Address Feeding Challenges in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Casey, Abigail; Turcotte, Jill (2021-05-01)
    This review examines interventions within the scope of occupational therapy practice that address feeding challenges in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder between the ages of two and eight years. Identified approaches include behavioral-based approaches and sensory-based approaches.
  • An Education Initiative to Improve End of Life (EOL) Care in Undergraduate Curricula

    Barry, Michelle (2021-05-06)
    In today’s complex health care delivery system, patients with serious and chronic illness and their families demand that nurses and their interprofessional team be well versed in palliative and end of life (EOL) care techniques. Although there is evidence supporting the value of EOL care, the number of health care professionals fitted and available to provide this care is inadequate to meet the needs of patients and families across the lifespan. It is therefore imperative that future nurses be prepared with the knowledge, attitude, and skills to provide empathetic, efficient EOL care to the chronically ill. The following presentation will discuss the importance of improving EOL care modules in the undergraduate curriculum with an emphasis on improving communication techniques founded in empathy. It will highlight innovative ways to enhance teaching and learning. By synthesizing current literature, and identifying the theory-practice gap, a new curricular redesign will be formatted for consideration of future use combining traditional pedagogies and forum theater methodologies to improve students’ perceived level of comfort having difficult EOL conversations grounded in empathy and effective communication techniques.
  • An Examination of the Corpus of

    Norris, Christina; González, Melanie (2021-05-01)
    One topic that is of increasing relevance to many English learners (ELs) as the number of individuals hoping to gain lawful residence in the U.S. is that of immigration. In fiscal year 2019, USCIS received more than 7.6 million forms relating to the many types of applications that they oversee, such as immigrant petitions for working visas, asylum and refugee adjustments, family unity applications, and naturalization applications (“Number of Service-wide Forms Fiscal Year To- Date, by Quarter, and Form Status Fiscal Year 2019,” 2020). Many of the applicants are ELs who would appreciate and benefit from direct or indirect assistance from their ESL or EFL instructors to better understand the application process, a process that tends to begin by visiting the USCIS website, This study, therefore, applied corpus linguistics methods examine the vocabulary of the USCIS website and application materials with the goal of creating word lists to assist language teachers and learners to better navigate the language of the process.
  • Videogame Dialogue: Exploring Empathy Through Skyrim’s Modding Community

    Hughes, Miranda; Risam, Roopika (2021-05-01)
    Videogames are growing, and this presentation will explore ways the field of Digital Studies can use branching dialogue to increase representation in the gaming world through empathy and autonomy. This exploration is done by focusing on Miranda Hughes' creative project, a yet unpublished follower mod for The Elder Scrolls V- Skyrim videogame.
  • What Intervention Approaches Are Used By Healthcare Professionals to Address Sexual Function and Satisfaction in Adults With Physical Disabilities?

    Barnes, Amanda; Fink, Twyla (2021-05-01)
    The exploration of sexual function and satisfaction interventions for adults with physical disabilities and next steps in research.
  • Nursing Preceptor Fundamentals: Strengthening the Role of the Nursing Preceptor through Education

    Wright, Marsh-Lee; Williams, Cheryl (2021-05-01)
    An integrative review of the literature on preceptor development provides evidence that preceptors benefit from initial and ongoing preceptor role development education. Preceptor development should be formalized to support preceptors to better prepare student nurses to seamlessly transition from academia into practice.
  • Caregiver Stress

    Short, Theresa; Williams, Cheryl (2021-05-01)
    The healthcare community needs to be more aware of caregiver stress; how to identify it and how to treat it.
  • How Do Undergraduate Nursing Students Feel About Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing?

    Kalafatis Finley, Angelina; Williams, Cheryl (2021-05-01)
    This presentation is an integrative review that seeks to explore the perceptions, opinions, and attitudes of undergraduate nursing students on psychiatric-mental health nursing.
  • The effectiveness of implementing text sets to the high school students’ engagement in the EFL Reading classroom.

    Nguyễn, Linh; González, Melanie (2021-05-01)
    This study aims to explore language readers' needs and discover whether using text sets can improve students' engagement and motivation in the English language classroom in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam.
  • Identification of English Language Students in Greater Boston District Websites

    Katz, Julia; González, Melanie (2021-05-01)
    My research project discusses legal and scholarly developments regarding the classification and labelling of English language students. It also investigates how English language students and English language programs are identified on district webpages in the Greater Boston Area.
  • Compared Effectiveness of Mirror Therapy and Virtual Reality Therapy in Upper Extremity Motor Rehabilitation during the Acute Stage of Stroke

    Webb, Alex; Fink, Twyla (2021-05-01)
    Comparison of mirror therapy and virtual reality therapy for individuals with upper extremity hemiparesis during the acute stage of stroke. A comprehensive literature review was performed over several medical databases. 8 articles were selected which show that both interventions appear to have some level of effectiveness for this population and may be useful interventions for occupational therapy practitioners in improving daily function.
  • Do Movement-Based Sensory Interventions Increase Education Participation in the Classroom for Students with ASD?

    Arellano, Jesselyn; Turcotte, Jill (2021-05-01)
    The purpose of this systematic literature review is to examine whether sensory-based interventions targeting movement can have an impact on a child with ASD’s education participation.
  • Early Integration of Palliative Care Amongst Newly Diagnosed Solid Tumor Oncology Patients

    Tardanico, Erin (2021-05-06)
    Offering Palliative Care (PC) as a layer in addition to standard medical oncology care [amongst newly diagnosed solid tumor patients] offers great benefit to both the patient and the primary oncologist. The intervention described in this poster helps to ensure an automatic referral process to help educate the patient on the evidence based benefits of PC and reduce common misconceptions of PC. The intervention also allows the opportunity for patients to participate in PC without feeling pressured, along with being able to prioritize what is most meaningful to them, so their providers can align their focus with what is important to the patient.
  • Fibromyalgia Management in Primary Care: Is Pharmacotherapy just one Part of the Treatment?

    Pousseu, Blandine (2021-05-06)
    Fibromyalgia diagnosis and management continues to be a challenge in primary care. Nurses Practitioner report a knowledge gap of this syndrome and do not fell comfortable effectively caring for those affected. Fibromyalgia patients usually undergo extensive, lengthy testing, and delayed diagnosis leading to poor health related quality of life. The goal of this poster is to increase awareness on the diagnosis criteria and treatment options of fibromyalgia as swell as evidence-based guidelines to curve the existing knowledge gap.

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