• Narrative Therapy with Latinx

      Ruiz, Yvonne (2021-05-01)
      The first section of this presentation provides an overview of the narrative therapy theory and approach. The second section presents a literature review of narrative therapy as applied to the Latinx population. The third section is a case example and application to the stages of narrative therapy process.
    • The Benefits of Reciprocal Multilingual Tutoring

      Ballard, Eleanor; DeCiccio, Al (2021-05-01)
      This paper will reveal the reciprocal benefits of multilingual tutoring by showcasing my experiences working with students from the Nanjing Cohort at Salem State University. Identity is a term that unites but also divides. Asian Americans are divided by language, social class, culture, sexuality, and race. By reflecting on my tutoring sessions, experiences growing up, and the relationships I built with my clients, I will provide my audience a better understanding of how I grew closer to my Asian culture while helping multilingual writers assert their voices in their writing. By describing the obstacles I faced as a student, I will show my audience how I felt alienated by both cultural groups for not being considered “authentic enough.” By sharing my first-hand experiences through the paper, I will help my audience understand how identity is influenced by the community and how stereotypes affect Asian Americans’ sense of independence and pride. It is crucial to explore the reciprocal benefits of multilingual tutoring not only to help multilingual writers succeed but also to support tutors and foster a welcoming and positive community.
    • Working with Children in Crisis on a Behavioral Health Unit: Need for an Age-Appropriate Restraint Debriefing Policy

      Teal, Lincoln Akre; Leger, Robin (2021-05-01)
      Young mental/ behavior health patients have a higher risk of restraints among other age groups, especially with the reoccurrences of multiple restraints. The patient debriefing form made to help decrease those reoccurrences has not been updated since 2006 and is primarily made for adults. This creates a need to develop a debriefing form that is aimed to assist the age group of 5-11 years old or others that have developmental delay.
    • 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.
    • Night Shift Nurse Education Forum: Retention Through Engagement And Empowerment

      Sorrentino, Rachel; Richards, Kristen; Leger, Robin (2021-05-01)
      This is a Power Point Presentation given by two graduate nurses about providing an educational forum for night shift nurses with the goal of retention of through engagement and empowerment.
    • Enhancing Recovery for Patients Undergoing Colectomy and Hysterectomy procedures: Multidisciplinary-led Protocol Implementation.

      Conant, Roger; Leger, Robin (2021-05-01)
      This project is focused on improving outcomes and length of stay for patients having surgery. Average length of stay for colectomy and hysterectomy patients at CHA is greater than the national average. Also, narcotic usage for this patient population is high and results in increased post-op complications. A multidisciplinary team developed protocols to standardize treatment of these patients before and after surgery.
    • Caseload Balance and Risk Stratification in Community Residential Care: A Pilot Program for Nurse Case Managers

      Burridge, Julieanne; Leger, Robin (2021-05-01)
      A pilot program for nurse case managers to identify patient acuity and balance caseloads based on risk identification and stratification.
    • Addressing Children's Mental Health During a Pandemic Through Social Emotional Learning and Artistic Expression

      Walker, Grace; Kessler, Jonathan (2021-05-01)
      A presentation on how Grace Walker was able to implement a Social Emotional Learning Program at the North Shore YMCA’s School Age Learning Pods during the pandemic. The presentation covers the importance of social emotional learning and how it can be implemented in any after school program while also including artistic expression. From observing children’s disruptive behaviors, Walker was able to see a need for social emotional learning. After implementing a Social Emotional Learning Program, data collection continued and resulted in a significant decrease in disruptive behaviors. Children who participated in the program also expressed what they learned and enjoyed from participating.
    • Increasing Access to Hospice Care: Adapting a virtual consent, patient intake and consumer education tool to meet unique needs at end of life

      Ramsden, Patricia; Leger, Robin (2021-05-01)
      Review of pilot program aimed at increasing access to hospice care through adaptation of virtual platform
    • Virtual Reality in Nursing Clinical Education

      Sim, Lachee; Williams, Cheryl (2021-05-01)
      Virtual reality is here, and with every year that passes technology aids in enhancing visual interactions, creating new levels of engagement in the form of augmented reality, virtual gamification, and simulation design. However, are the advances in virtual reality helping to enhance nursing education and is nursing education ready for such technological advancements? This integrative review evaluates the pros and cons of virtual reality and the various studies performed by institutions and researchers to decipher the role of virtual reality in nursing education.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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 Examination of the Corpus of USCIS.gov

      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, www.USCIS.gov. 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.