Geostatistical Analysis of Plant Communities At Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Kansas
Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Geospatial Sciences
Geography, Geology and Planning
L. Monika Moskal
augmentative and alternative communication, literacy, direct instruction, phonological awareness, spelling
Botany | Remote Sensing
This study provided tailored literacy instruction to one participant who uses an augmentative communication device for his primary means of communication and participation. The participant's literacy skills were assessed using adapted formal tests and informal measures. Based on assessment results, phonological awareness of short vowels was selected as the primary target for intervention. Seventeen intervention sessions were completed, which included direct instruction and generalization activities. While the participant demonstrated gains on data collected during intervention, the increases on formal pre- and post-tests were modest and standard error of measure rendered interpretation of these scores problematic. However, the participant's scores did increase on targets (discriminating sounds and segmenting real and nonsense words) during intervention sessions. This will be discussed more fully in the Results and Discussion sections of this paper. Finally, school personnel completed surveys and a focus group was held to gather feedback on the program.
© Jennifer L. Haack
Haack, Jennifer L., "Geostatistical Analysis of Plant Communities At Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Kansas" (2006). MSU Graduate Theses. 2130.