NCA Disability Caucus: 
2002 Research Papers & Panels

Session title: FROM NARRATIVE TO IMPLANT: TECHNOLOGIES OF DISCOURSE AND DISABILITY

"Sharing A Disabling Experience: A Case Study Analysis Of the Multifaceted Nature Of A Disability." Kara C. Heinrichs, University of Denver
"Aging with Disability in Japan." Miho Iwakuma, University of Oklahoma
"Captioning for the Most Likely Audience: Is It Working?." Kathy J. Wright, Mansfield University, Helen Smicklas-Wright, Pennsylvania State University, Bonnie J.F. Meyer, Pennsylvania State University, Claudia K. Probart, Pennsylvania State University, Ingrid Blood, Pennsylvania State University, Cheryl Achterberg, Pennsylvania State University, Ingrid Blood, Pennsylvania State University
"Communicating about Disability: Science, Technology and Ethics." Desmond J. Power, Griffith University

Respondent: David W. Worley, Indiana State University

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Session title: DISABILITY, CHILDREN, FAMILY, AND COMMUNICATION IN ACTION

"Parenting a Child With a Disability: Balancing Help and Independence, Or Integrating A Special Child Through Communication." John C. Meyer, University of Southern Mississippi
"The Wolf With Pups: Interaction Between A Child and A Parent With SLE." Tracy R. Routsong, Winona State University
"Advocating for a Child With Disabilities: The Communication Interface Between Parents and Professionals." Julie W. Simanski, Des Moines Community College
"Parental Favoritism: Family Dynamics and the Birth of a Child with a Disability." Daniel P. Lintin, Winona State University
"The Story of Anne." Samuel L. Becker, University of Iowa

Respondent: Teresa L. Thompson, University of Dayton

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Session title: TOP PAPERS IN THE DISABILITY ISSUES CAUCUS

"Reflections of Passivity and Resistance: Wheelchair Athletes Discuss Sport Media." Marie Hardin, University of West Georgia
"Disability and Standpoint Epistemology: A More Perfect Union." Joy M. Cypher, Rowan University
"Metaphors of Disability: Communication, Oppression, and Empowerment." Stephanie J. Coopman, San Jose State University
"Flying Blind: Learning to Pilot an Introductory College Communication Class as a Visually Impaired Undergraduate Teaching Assistant." Corey D. Staten, Old Dominion University, Thomas J. Socha, Old Dominion University

Respondent: James L. Cherney, Westminster College

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Session title: WHAT ARE YOU HEARING? WHAT ARE YOU SEEING? WHAT ARE YOU DOING? TEACHING AND TRAINING
                        PEOPLE WITH AND WITHOUT DISABILITIES IN THE CLASSROOM, AT THE WORKPLACE, AND IN SOCIETY

-- I'm Sorry, What? The Unheard Truth Of Living With A Profound Hearing Loss. Tara Drobnick, Roots of Knowledge Foundation
-- Reasonable Accommodations and Responsible Communication: Disability Training In the Workplace. Sidney L. Baker, Humboldt County Health and Human Services
-- Blind Spots: Interpersonal and Communicative Training In the Rehabilitation Of Individuals Who Are Visually Impaired. Melissa J. Frame, Clearwater Christian College
-- What Do You Sighted People Do? Listening To the Voices Of Children Who Are Visually Impaired. Armeda C. Reitzel, Humboldt State University
-- Teaching Non-Disabled Students About the Deaf Culture: Lessons From A Sign Language Interpreter. Natasha E. Williamson, Deaf Community Advocacy and Referral Agency
-- Teaching Communication and Disability To Non-Disabled Students: Lessons From the Classroom. Elaine B. Jenks, West Chester University

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Session title: ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

"Teacher-Student Perspective: Integrating Students With Learning Differences In the University Classroom." Tara Perry, Western Washington University
"Students With Learning Disabilities: Reports Of A Multi-Phased Study." Myrna M. Cornett-DeVito, Emporia State University, David W. Worley, Indiana State University
"'Different Is Not Disabled': An Individual Account Of Being Learning Disabled." Sandra L. Pensoneau, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

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Session title: BEYOND SHAME: SUBVERSIVE PERFORMANCES, CONTESTED MEMORIALS, AND IN-YOUR-FACE HUMOR

"Sabotaging the Normalizing Gaze through Subversively Performing Shamed Bodies." Kara L. Shultz, Bloomsburg University
"Taking FDR's Chair for a Spin: A Narrative Analysis of the Patina of Shame in News Coverage." Bruce R. Dorries, Mary Baldwin College, Kelly P. Herold, Winona State University
"Hey, Did You Hear the One About the Double-Amputee?: In-the-Face Humor as a Tool to Get Beyond Passed Pity and Closer To Acceptance." Darla Germeroth, University of Scranton

Respondent: James Ferris, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Session title: PRESSURE, SOCIAL STIGMA, AND PATERNALISM: STUDENT PAPERS ON MEDIA AND GOVERNMENTAL
                       INFLUENCES ON OBESITY

"Obese Women In Films: A Look At Qualifying Statements and Implications Of Overweight Women In the Movies." Kathryn Dederichs, Minnesota State University, Mankato
"In Pursuit of Perfection: A Look At the Impacts Of Television On Body Image." Alison McBride, Minnesota State University, Mankato
"Say Anything: Examining the Implications Of Young and Modern Magazine (YM) Removing Articles On Weight Loss." Suzanne V. Loen, Minnesota State University, Mankato
"Defining Obesity: A Look At the Narrative Of the President's Council On Physical Fitness and Sports." Rachel M. Deibert, Minnesota State University, Moorhead
"Obesity and Overweight as a Public Health Threat: An Analysis of the Surgeon General's Call To Action." Anne E. Gerbensky, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Respondent: Kirstin J. Cronn-Mills, South Central Technical College
 

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