Sir Balázs Tarnai
Seton Hill University
Literature on Social Stories cautions that there is little empirical evidence for their effectiveness. Researchers have called for further investigations to determine the components of Social Stories intervention packages that contribute to their efficacy. Gray has introduced a ratio of sentence types to be used in Social Stories. The present study seeks to investigate if Gray’s recommended sentence ratio is an essential component of Social Stories. For this purpose, a 10-Step Social Stories intervention model using Gray’s sentence ratio (i.e., a ‘contextual’ Social Story), and one omitting Gray’s sentence ratio (i.e., a ‘directive’ Social Story), was compared in teaching social skills to students with ASD. Contextual Social Stories consistently yielded fewer trials to criterion and maintained stable performance at criterion….( Full Journal…)
A lot has been written, printed, debated and discussed over the need for coaching for GMAT. While there are many who do not favor spending money on training, majority of the students still prefer to take professional GMAT coaching. How can you know if coaching is essential for you? The most tested and simplest way to understand your knowledge is to take an evaluation test. You can easily take a mock test online and can appraise your familiarity with GMAT.
Every year, thousands of Indian students appear for this global management test, but only a few manage to break the ice with the exam. It is pertinent and essential to mention that GMAT is entirely different from other management exams conducted in India like CAT. Although, the concepts examined in all management tests are similar, the difference lies in the pattern of checking. GMAT is tough because you compete with all management aspirants of the globe on the same platform.
The need for coaching arises out of these basic facts. When you know that you have to contend for the best colleges and are going to spend an enormous sum on your post graduation, it is wise to start in a premeditated manner. There are some reputed coaching centers in Bangalore and Delhi that prepare students according to the actual competition for GMAT. You can start with a fresh evaluation test and counseling to understand the pattern of the exam. The faculties will provide you tricks, tips and ideas that will help you save time in every section. You can take regular classes on various topics and can also enroll in specific workshops organized by the center. Another advantage that you can get is management of crucial months. If you think GMAT studies will consume 18 hours of your day, you are plainly wrong. All it takes is six months of regular studying with devoted six to seven hours every day. A dedicated coaching center will not just suffice with the right course materials but will also guide you making the right study plan for covering your syllabus.
GMAT training and coaching is particularly beneficial for verbal and quant section. There are many Indian students who lack confidence in their writing and comprehension skills, and coaching is vital for their nurture. It helps them gain the self confidence on certain typical questions, and with a few valuable suggestion and feedback from professional and trained subject experts, they can enhance their writing skills to a great degree. Sometimes, it’s not just about the teachings that you get in the class. Centers act as mentors to students who do not know anything about the admissions. With more than 4500 management programs accepting GMAT score, one can easily imagine its significance.
If you are still in a dilemma whether you need GMAT coaching or not, the best thing to do is to take a free counseling session as most centers can help you with the initial approach. You can check everything that you can expect from the center and its dedicated faculties.
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
This study sought to better understand the cultural meaning of adulthood and disability in a large city in central Mexico. Using an ethnographic case study research design that included interviews and observations, this study addressed the research question: What is the cultural meaning and accompanying challenges of becoming an adult with disability in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico? Results indicate that the adult life of a person with a disability is difficult. Corruption, societal rejection, and inadequate school and social services are challenges this population faces. Analyses also revealed that Wolfensberger’s (1972) original depiction of the social roles people with disabilities play in society was still accurate in today’s Mexico. Research findings and implications for future study are also discussed. … ( Full Journal…)