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Elementary Teachers' Concerns Regarding Students Showing Characteristics of a Chromosomal Disorder

Abstract The presence of certain chromosomal disorders is not always immediately apparent at birth. Children with relatively high-incidence, but non-heritable disorders may receive delayed identification due to the sometimes subtle manifestation of their disorder. Delayed identification may result in various undesirable outcomes for affected children and their families. In addition to parents, teachers can be valuable participants in the identification process. Chromosomal disorders are associated with generally predictable physical and behavioral characteristics, known as phenotype. In the present study, the influence of phenotype on teachers' student-related concerns was examined. Teachers looked at a photo and read a vignette about a fictiona... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Mahoney, Joseph M. (Author) / Caterino, Linda (Advisor) / Mathur, Sarup (Committee member) / Stamm, Jill (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational psychology / children / chromosomal disorder / elementary / identification / regular education teacher / Turner syndrome
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 72 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Educational Psychology 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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