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Research Summary

By • Aug 6th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hi everyone! The final paper has officially been submitted to and approved by my advisor… happy day! This project has been a fulfilling experience and the themes which I explored could apply to future projects as well. Here are the themes as I organized them in the paper: 1. Bullying is often underreported for students […]

Third Update: A Mountain of Information!

By • Jun 30th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I’ve spent my past few sessions poring over my interview summaries and writing out bullet points so I can see which themes are common through all of them. Each county has its own paper that I’m using which is organized into seven categories: stats about the county, successes, challenges, technology, social skills instruction, awareness measures, […]

Second Update – Interviews are done!

By • Jun 18th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Earlier today I drove home from my last meeting with all of the information that I need under my belt for the next segment of my project. As I predicted, I learned even more from the final three interviews, and luckily nothing has contradicted the impo…

First Update – Fostering Inclusive Attitudes

By • May 29th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So far, I’m really happy with how this research has been going. I started out by researching a wide variety of topics regarding inclusion classrooms in middle schools – this includes what technology and apps are used to help students with autism (there’s so much out there!), how it’s chosen for each student, how it’s […]

Autism in Middle School: Themes Between Bullying and Communication Technology.

By • Mar 9th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Middle school is an important (and, let’s face it, awkward) time when it comes to forming relationships. Most students reach puberty, separate into cliques, and set unwritten rules regarding who is “in” or “out.” This can result in the bullying of students who appear to be different from the others, including those with autism spectrum… [Continue Reading]