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Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Ethnically Different Children Referred for Special Education Services
Abstract.;According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in 6 children are diagnosed with a developmental disability or with developmental delays, which are associated with impairments in physical, language, cognitive, and/or adaptive behaviors. To fill a gap in the lit
The purpose of this thesis is to calibrate and apply a discrete event simulation model of post-earthquake restoration for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) water supply system. Based on extensive collaboration with LADWP engineers and managers, the model mimics the real-life rest
Abstract Researchers have shown a relationship between mental health disorders and alcohol dependence. However, only 5-10% of individuals with substance use problems co-occurring with mental health problems are correctly identified. The purpose of this research was to identify predictors of relaps
Vitamin D is essential to optimizing health; vitamin D deficiency (VDD) can increase risk of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and insulin resistance. VDD occurs when individuals do not receive sufficient oral intake or obtain adequate sun exposure. Previous researchers indicated there is a rel
Implementing a Smoking Cessation Educational Module for Clinical Staff Members Who Care for Mentally Ill Outpatients.
In the United States, cigarette smoking is the main contributor to preventable death in all populations; and, among the mentally ill, the prevalence of smoking is a clinical practice concern. Nearly half of all smokers also have a diagnosis of mental illness compared with 23% of the general populati
Organizational Commitment in Airline Workers: Commitment Profiles' Relationships to Focal and Discretionary Outcomes.
Allen and Meyers' 3-component model of organizational commitment identifies 3 mindsets that jointly influence workers' attitudes and behaviors: affective (AC), continuance (CC), and normative commitment (NC). These components collectively form the basis for the commitment profile. Despite the theore
Knowledge, Beliefs, and Practices Among Parents Regarding Childhood Brain Tumor and Health Seeking Behavior.
Delays in seeking and accessing health care often result in late stage diagnosis of childhood brain tumors (CBTs). Brain tumors are the second most frequent malignancy in children. A lack of awareness by parents and a lack of early detection by health providers are key contributors to delays in heal
Wet-bond of hybrid carbon and glass fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites to cast-in-place concrete has been developed for a steel-free reinforced concrete structure. The prefabricated FRP is to serve as both stay-in-place form and external reinforcement, and the carbon and glass hybrid to provi
Immigration into the U.S. will continue to increase in the coming years, thereby increasing the postsecondary enrollment of ESL students. Yet there is still a limited amount of research designed to evaluate which ESL placement programs are most effective. This study was designed to determine if the
Corporate organizations are facing a shortage of future senior management leaders. The purpose of this single case study was to explore leadership mentoring strategies used to develop future C-suite executives in the waste industry. Companies may improve business practices by mentoring future genera
Insufficient physical activity detracts from healthy living and has a disparate impact on African American women and their female children. The extensive body of prior research addressing preventable chronic disease and other consequences of insufficient physical activity includes limited informatio
Development and validation of coaxial cable sensors for damage detection of reinforced concrete structures.
Coaxial cables are mainly composed of inner and outer conductors, and a dielectric layer in between. In this study they are proposed as continuous sensors for monitoring of civil infrastructures. Due to small deformation and minor cracks of engineering interest, coaxial cables have never been applie
Effects of Memantine and One-on-One Caregiver Contact on Antipsychotic Medication Prescribed to Elderly Veterans with Dementia.
The reduction of antipsychotic medications for elderly patients diagnosed with dementia is an important goal for treatment because of the negative side effects and increased mortality risk associated with these drugs. Prior research has suggested the benefit of adding one-on-one caregiver interventi
The mechanical behavior of saturated soil is mainly governed by the interaction between the soil skeleton and the pore fluid, and this interaction may lead to significant loss of strength known as liquefaction under seismic loadings. The main objective of this thesis is to develop and implement a cy
Consequences of Community Water Fluoridation Cessation for Medicaid Eligible Children and Adolescents
Oral health impacts general health and well-being throughout the lifespan. Recent trends in the United States towards cessation of community water fluoridation (CWF) may increase disparities in oral health. The purpose of this quantitative retrospective cohort study was to analyze Medicaid dental cl
Exploiting Synergies to Leverage Operational Performance and Efficiency With Collaborative Business Strategies
Resource and knowledge recombination activities of manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers have evolved with the advent of globalization and increased market complexities. Such changes in resource and knowledge recombination activities have enabled and advanced the relevance of well-forged a
Although product and process models have been developed for the construction industry, current representations of the processes do not allow reasoning about the suitability of a certain tool or construction method to a particular case. Such reasoning requires means to represent the movements of what
Employee turnover in the U.S. fast food industry has been high, averaging rate 150% per annum. The purpose of the correlational design study was to examine the relationships between job satisfaction factors, job dissatisfaction factors, and employee turnover intentions among fast food employees to d
Average scores from the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress in reading for Grade 12 students indicated only 38% of Grade 12 students were proficient in reading. Even though significant research has been conducted on reading interventions for elementary and middle school students, littl
This thesis investigates the viability of real-time traffic monitoring based on location information that originates from general mobile phones. The worldwide propagation of mobile phone subscribers and the rapid progress of mobile phone locating technologies in recent years have provided the potent