NCA Disability Caucus: 
2001 Research Papers & Panels

Session Title: RADICALIZING TEACHING: ACCOMMODATING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE COLLEGE CLASSROOM

"Understanding the Roots of Instruction and Disability Research: An Overview of Research." David W. Worley, Indiana State University
"Radical Requests: Faculty Attitudes Toward and Student Perceptions of Accommodations for Students with Learning Disabilities." Kimberly Lauffer, Towson University
"Radicalizing the Instruction of Students with Dyslexia: Students' Perceptions of Competent and Incompetent Instruction." Myrna M. Cornett-DeVito,  Emporia State University
 "Radicalizing Our Curriculum to Better Integrate Students with Disabilities into the University Organization Through Improved Technology and Attitudes."
Kelly P. Herold, Winona State University, Joan Franconi, Winona State University, Cathy Summa, Winona State University, Nancy Dumke, Winona State University, Chris Conner, Winona State University, Natasha Schuh, Winona State University, Erin Agar, Winona State University
"Radicalizing Educational Delivery: Serving the Needs of ADD/ADHD Students." Kimberly Wilmot-Weidman, University of Wisconsin, Stout

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Session Title: UNDERSTANDING DISABILITY VIA HOLLYWOOD FILMS: VIDEO PEDAGOGY IN COMMUNICATION COURSES

"`The Dream Team' In a Group Discussion Course." Rozell R. Duncan, Kent State University
"`Sling Blade' in Interpersonal Communication Courses." Tara B. Perry, Western Washington University
"`The Heart is a Lonely Hunter' in Interpersonal or Intercultural Communication Courses." Mary Anne Higgins, Kent State University
"`King Gimp' in a Mass Communication Course." Beth A. Haller, Towson University

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Session Title: SERVICE-LEARNING AND THE DISABILITY COMMUNITY IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES COURSES

"Supervising Student Service Project Research: When to Keep One's Mouth Shut." Bruce R. Dorries, Mary Baldwin College
"My First Service-Learning Experience in Small Group Communication: A Student Perspective." Leigh Kellogg, Western Washington University "Designing a Narrative Intercultural Lesson Plan for Visually Impaired Children." Frederick W. Isaacson, San Francisco State University "Service-Learning with Chemically Dependent Adolescent Females: A Student Perspective." Darcy Camden, Western Washington University
"Integrating Disability Service-Learning Community Organizations into Small Group Communication 224." Tara B. Perry, Western Washington University

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Session Title: FATNESS, FEMINISM, FACE MANAGEMENT, AND EMPLOYMENT: CUTTING EDGE DISABILITY RESEARCH

"The Authority to Speak: Feminism, Experience, and Dis/ability." Laura L. Ellingson, University of South Florida
"An Exploration of Person-First Language in Educational Media: Educating or Reinforcing Negative Language Use?." Kim Flottemesch, Lewis-Clark State College, Mike Owen, Lewis-Clark State College
"The Face of Mental Retardation: A Case Study in Social Ontology." Kenneth A. Rufo, University of Georgia
"Disability, Disclosure, and Employment: How do Persons with Disabilities Manage Disclosure in Interviews." Robert Hourula, San Francisco State University
"Framing Fatness: Popular Representations of Obesity as Disability***." Kathleen LeBesco, Marymount Manhattan College

***Top Paper

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Session Title: CURRENT RESEARCH IN COMMUNICATION AND VISUAL IMPAIRMENT

"Visible and Invisible: The Effects of Visual Impairment on Self and Others." Melissa J. Frame, University of South Florida
"The Friendships of Teens with Visual Impairments." Elaine B. Jenks, West Chester University
"I CAN'T Look You Straight in the Eye: Negotiating the Interactional Dynamics of Crossed Eyes." Joan A. George, University of South Florida "Language Use of Visually Impaired and Sighted Individuals." William F. Sharkey, University of Hawaii, Manoa
"Is There Such a Thing as a Blind Culture?." Becky Ann Saunders, Ohio University, J. Webster Smith, Ohio University

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Session Title: BUT YOUR DISABILITY IS ALL IN YOUR HEAD: USING COMMUNICATION THEORY TO ASSESS AND CONFRONT
LINGERING STIGMA ASSOCIATED WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

"Members, Meds, Meaning, and Mental Illness: An Ethnography of Communication." Seth W. Homing, Olivet Nazarene University, Heather R. Strous, Olivet Nazarene University, Jay R. Martinson, Olivet Nazarene University
"Connecting People to Information: Using Uncertainty Reduction Theory and Information Systems Theory to Assess the Effectiveness of NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) Messages in Kankakee County." Katherine L. Ehrich, Olivet Nazarene University
"Getting Beyond Tokenism: A Critical Review of Academic Support for Students with Learning Disabilities." Alison E. Gee, Olivet Nazarene University
"The Cuckoo's Nest Mentality: Using Symbolic Convergence Theory to Assess College Students' Rhetorical Visions of Mental Illness." Heather M. Quimby, Olivet Nazarene University
"Me, Myself, and Irene: An Examination of Cinematic Stories Hollywood Tells About Mental Illness Through the Lens of Narrative Paradigm Theory." Jessica N. Tucker, Olivet Nazarene University

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