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Mykyta, Anne D.; Zhou, Zheng – Psychology in the Schools, 2017
Mobile applications (apps) are increasingly being used with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to supplement their intervention packages; however, the Apps' educational utility is not yet understood. The lack of such knowledge results in young children's inequity of accessing quality intervention. The present qualitative study addressed…
Descriptors: Autism, Computer Software, Intervention, Telecommunications
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Zhou, Zheng; Siu, Candice R.; Xin, Tao – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Asian Americans are commonly perceived as the diligent and high-achieving "model minority." This positive stereotype has negative consequences for this ethnic minority group because it trivializes their social and mental health problems. This image of success has made many overlook the true nature of the struggles many Asian American families have…
Descriptors: Health Services, Emotional Problems, Mental Health Programs, Cultural Awareness
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Zhou, Zheng; Xin, Tao – Psychology in the Schools, 2007
The traditional kappa statistic in assessing interrater agreement is not adequate when multiraters and multiattributes are involved. In this article, latent trait models are proposed to assess the multirater multiattribute (MRMA) agreement. Data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Studies (TIMSS) are used to illustrate the…
Descriptors: Intervention, School Psychology, Interrater Reliability, Item Response Theory
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Zhou, Zheng; Peverly, Stephen T. – Psychology in the Schools, 2005
Cross-cultural studies on mathematical cognition and education have suggested that curriculum and teaching have contributed to U.S. versus Asian differences in student performance; however, previous discussions of curriculum and teaching practices have been very general and have not focused on a detailed analysis of how mathematics concepts are…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Grade 1, Arithmetic, Subtraction
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Mcloughlin, Caven S.; Zhou, Zheng; Clark, Elaine – Psychology in the Schools, 2005
The article provides an overview of the forces that underpin present-day special education practices in the People's Republic of China (PRC) and a review of politico-historical forces that have shaped the development of current educational practices. The forces that have influenced different models for identifying disabilities and the reasons that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Needs Students, Educational Practices, Special Education
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Clark, Elaine; Zhou, Zheng – Psychology in the Schools, 2005
It has been only in the past decade that autism has been widely recognized among Chinese service providers. As a result, there are few professionals who are trained to treat the disorder. Although efforts are currently under way to determine the prevalence of autism in China, to date there are no reliable data that indicate the magnitude of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sensory Integration, Private Schools, Hospitals
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Bray, Melissa A.; Kehle, Thomas J.; Peck, Heather L.; Theodore, Lea A.; Zhou, Zheng – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
Asthma, a chronic respiratory disease, is caused by a complex interaction between genetic and environmental variables. The intent of this article is to propose a theory that provides an explanation for the reduction of emotionally triggered asthma through treatments derived from positive psychology. The basic tenet of the theory is that physical…
Descriptors: Physical Health, Diseases, Psychology, Well Being
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Zhou, Zheng; Bray, Melissa A.; Kehle, Thomas J.; Theodore, Lea A.; Clark, Elaine; Jenson, William R. – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
The article addresses the demographic characteristics of students in school psychology programs nationwide with respect to providing a rationale for the importance of increasing the proportion of minority school psychologists who are underrepresented. Emphasis on training culturally competent psychologists is reviewed within a historical context.…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, School Psychologists, Graduate Study, School Psychology
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Kehle, Thomas J.; Bray, Melissa A.; Theodore, Lea A.; Zhou, Zheng; McCoach, D. Betsy – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
Numerous arguments have addressed the controversies surrounding the category of emotional disturbance (ED) and the exclusion, or proposed inclusion, of students with social maladjustment (SM). In this article we address the consensually agreed upon characteristics of ED that are in common with SM, in addition to examining characteristics that…
Descriptors: Social Adjustment, Antisocial Behavior, Special Needs Students, Psychological Characteristics
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Zhou, Zheng; Boehm, Ann E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
Two hundred first- and second-grade Chinese children's knowledge of basic relational concepts in following directions was assessed on the "Applications Booklet" of the "Boehm Test of Basic Concepts-Revised" (BTBC-R, 1986). Chinese children's performance was then compared with that of the standardization sample of the BTBC-R.…
Descriptors: Young Children, Grade 1, Grade 2, Knowledge Level
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Zhou, Zheng; Peverly, Stephen T.; Xin, Tao; Huang, Annie S.; Wang, Weidong – Psychology in the Schools, 2003
First-generation Chinese-American adolescents' school adjustment was compared with that of Mainland Chinese and European American adolescents. Results indicated that Chinese-American adolescents reported more negative attitudes toward teachers than European American and Mainland Chinese students, had more negative perceptions of the school…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Chinese Americans, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Environment
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Zhou, Zheng; Peverly, Stephen T. – Psychology in the Schools, 2003
This special issue brings together research concerned with the psychoeducational and psychosocial functioning of Chinese children in Mainland China (including Hong Kong) and of those who have immigrated to the U.S. Articles address a variety of topics including: moral development, self-concept, school adjustment, creativity, friendships, reading,…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Child Development, Children, Chinese Americans
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Xin, Tao; Zhou, Zheng; Bray, Melissa A.; Kehle, Thomas J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2003
Examines the structure of self-reported problem behaviors in Mainland Chinese children. Findings suggest that among the four factors studied, self-centered behaviors and physical aggression were reported most frequently. Suggests that the single factor conceptualization in which different types of problem behaviors are hypothesized to reflect a…
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Kehle, Thomas J.; Bray, Melissa A.; Margiano, Suzanne G.; Theodore, Lea A.; Zhou, Zheng – Psychology in the Schools, 2002
This article explores a tenable explanation for the research finding that self-modeling is an effective intervention for students with behavior disorders. It was hypothesized that when participants view a change in their behavior, their memories and self-beliefs subsequently change to be in concert with that shown on the edited videotape. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Counseling Techniques, Interpersonal Competence