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Explore articles about topics relevant to the social and behavioral sciences programs of study. Many of the articles are written by Kaplan University faculty. Read what they have to say about a variety of topics.
By Ludmila Battista, Faculty, Educational Studies Department, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Bullying is not a new behavior-as long as there have been schoolyards, streets, malls, and playgrounds both in and out of schools, there has been bullying. But now, in our cyber-age society, bullying has taken a much more pervasive role.
By Edward J. Cumella, PhD, CEDS, Psychology Faculty
There is good and bad news when it comes to childhood obesity. The good news: national statistics indicate that the percentage of American children who are obese has probably not increased at all in the past decade. The bad news: there has there been no decrease in the percentage of American children who are obese, with nearly 1 in 5 falling in the obese category.
By Jason Rhoades, PhD, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences Adjunct Faculty
Diversity has played a significant role in the history of employment, access to community resources, and education. As recently as the 1960s, diversity initiatives in the workplace were not encouraged or accepted.
Presented by: Ludmila Battista, Dr. Miranda Brand, Verlinda Ruble
Paraprofessionals serve in a variety of roles in academic settings. Having a repertoire of effective strategies to support learning and behavior is critical. Panelists from Kaplan University's faculty in the paraprofessional associate's degree program will provide a variety of effective hands-on strategies in reading, math, for second language learners and in inclusive classroom settings. Attendees will take with them some research-based practices for enhancing their work with a variety of students.
"Paraprofessionals and NCLB" by Ludmila Battista, Academic Program Director, Educational Paraprofessional Program"It's Official, He's a Reader" by Dale Curry, Educational Paraprofessional Student
Since the inception of President Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 a great deal of attention, conversation and often chaos has ensued as educators, administrators and lawmakers struggle to come to a consensus of how effective it is and what needs to be changed.
By Lori Becker
It seems as though every week there is a new article or report regarding autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), mainly because there is still much unknown about the disorder. Researchers and doctors have been unable to determine a root or source as to the cause of ASDs, which can make treatment frustrating and difficult to navigate.
By Jenny Jones, Child Life Specialist and BS in Psychology/Child Development Graduate
A Child Life Specialist is someone who works in health care settings to help children and their families deal with the stresses of illness and hospitalization by planning programs and activities and providing support to the entire family.
By Nancy Moretti, MS
Bullying is not a new behavior—as long as there have been schoolyards, streets, malls, and playgrounds both in and out of schools, there has been bullying. But now, in our cyber-age society, bullying has taken a much more pervasive role.
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