Research

Current Projects

Technology, Affective Characteristics, and Mathematics in Elementary and Middle School Students

Objective Examine existing literature to explore affective characteristics and achievement when using technology in mathematics for elementary and middle school […]

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Defining Mathematical Reasoning

Objective To explore and operationally define types of mathematical reasoning present in elementary students. Project Description This project is to examine […]

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Writing and Mathematical Reasoning

During 2014-2015 (year 5), the TCU research team, in conjunction with MeTRC research team at the University of Oregon, is conducting a joint intervention to study the use of technology in enhancing students’ writing in mathematics.

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Completed Projects

TPACK in Action: Pre-service Special Educators, Students, and Apps

The purpose of this project was to evaluate the decision-making processes of pre-service special education teachers as related to technology integration

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Teaching One to One Correspondence to Students with Down syndrome

The purpose of the project was to examine the effectiveness of the simultaneous prompting procedure (SP) when teaching students with Down syndrome ages 5 and 6 to count objects using accurate one-to one correspondence.

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Connecticut Post-School Outcomes Survey (2009-2013)

This research reflects the results of a large-scale census method survey conducted by the Principle Investigators under contract with the CTDOE to determine outcome data for all students with disabilities one-year after exiting the public school system.

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Publications

In-Press or Under Review

Kyzar, K.B., Haines, S.J., Turnbull, A.P., & Summers, J.A. (in press). Research-based practices for fostering trusting partnerships with families in educating students with intellectual disability. In M.L. Wehmeyer and K.A. Shogren (Eds.), Research-based practices for educating students with intellectual disability. New York: Routledge.

Kyzar, K.B., Brady, S., Summers, J.A., Haines, S.J., & Turnbull, A.P. (in press). Services and supports, partnership, and FQOL for families of children with deaf-blindness. Exceptional Children.

Young, A.J., Kyzar, K.B., Tolbert, M., & Huckaby, M.F. (in press). After school recreational activities for families of young children with Down syndrome. PALAESTRA. 

Southward, J.D., & Kyzar, K. (in press). Predictors of competitive employment for students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities

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