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Division of Adult Studies is committed to enhancing quality of life for people with disabilities or who experience societal and ecological barriers. This commitment is achieved through efficacy-based, transdisciplinary, consumer-focused methods that result in improved practice and experiences for numerous stakeholders.

Recent Submissions

  • Medicaid's Expenditures for Newer Pharmacotherapies for Adults with Disabilities 

    Shireman, Theresa I.; Hall, Jean P.; Rigler, Sally K.; Moore, Janice M. (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2007-06-01)
    Medicaid's drug expenditures have grown at double-digit inflation rates since 2000. These prescription drug costs are important contributors to increasing health care costs for disabled persons. In spite of this knowledge, ...
  • Discrepancy among Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Social Security, and functional disability measurement 

    Hall, Jean P.; Kurth, Noelle K.; Fall, Emily C. (Disability and Health Journal, 2012-01)
    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 (P.L. 111-148) Section 4302 requires the development of federal standards for the measurement of disability status in order to monitor health disparities and quality of care among this ...
  • Assessment and Instruction of Oral Reading Fluency Among Adults with Low Literacy 

    Mellard, Daryl F.; Woods, Kari; Fall, Emily C. (Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2011)
    We statistically examined 295 low-literacy adults’ oral reading fluency measured by total word and word error rates with connected prose. Based on four fluency ability groupings in relation to standardized assessments ...
  • Literacy Practices Among Adult Education Participants 

    Mellard, Daryl F.; Patterson, Margaret; Prewett, Sara (Reading Research Quarterly, 2007)
    Readers’ individual literacy practices involve a variety of materials such as books, newspapers, magazines, technical materials and work documents. This study explored the relationship between readership (reading as a form ...
  • Efficacy of Learning Strategies Instruction in Adult Basic Education 

    Hock, Mike; Mellard, Daryl F. (Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2011)
    Results from randomized controlled trials of learning strategies instruction with 375 adult basic education (AE) participants are reported. Reading outcomes from whole group strategic instruction in one of four learning ...
  • Reading Comprehension Strategies for Adult Literacy Outcomes 

    Hock, Mike; Mellard, Daryl F. (Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2005-11)
    Although research on improving child literacy is converging, no such body of research exists for adult literacy. Yet the need is no less significant. This study extends the knowledge garnered with younger populations by ...
  • Program Characteristics that Predict Improved Learner Outcomes 

    Patterson, Margaret; Mellard, Daryl F. (Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2007-06)
    This study identifies adult education program characteristics that predict improved learner outcomes through statistical analyses of data across four years in a single state. Data indicate that, collectively, several ...
  • Contrasting Adult Literacy Learners With and Without Specific Learning Disabilities 

    Patterson, Margaret; Mellard, Daryl F. (Remedial and Special Education, 2008-04)
    Contrasting adult literacy learners with and without specific learning disabilities This study of 311 adult education (AE) learners found 29% self-reported having a specific learning disability (SLD). Significant differences ...
  • Response to Intervention Screening and Progress Monitoring Practices in 41 Local Schools 

    Mellard, Daryl F.; McKnight, M.; Woods, Kari (Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 2009)
    This study describes response to intervention (RTI) screening and progress monitoring instruments and procedures in 41 local school settings. For screening the schools most often used published reading assessments or ...
  • Assessing the Health Care Needs of Kansas' Young Adults with Disabilities 

    Hall, Jean P.; Starrett, B. (The Kansas Nurse, 2007-08)
    Youth with disabilities comprise a special category of children with disabilities because they are in transition from a health care environment that includes parental and school-based supports to one that requires independence ...
  • Working Healthy-A Medicaid Buy-In for Kansas 

    Hall, Jean P.; Fox, M. H. (Working Healthy Policy Brief Number 1. Lawrence: University of Kansas, 2002-10)
    While official national unemployment estimates hover between 5-7%, reported unemployment for persons with disabilities are almost ten times that, estimated at a disturbing 70% (National Organization on Disability, 2000). ...
  • Early Enrollment in Working Healthy: Program Features Make a Difference 

    Hall, Jean P.; Fox, M. H. (Working Healthy Policy Brief Number 3. Lawrence: University of Kansas, 2003-05)
    Working Healthy allows persons with disabilities the opportunity to increase their earnings and assets without jeopardizing their Medicaid health insurance coverage. Working Healthy has been in operation in Kansas for ...
  • Working Healthy: Getting the Job Done 

    Hall, Jean P. (Working Healthy Policy Brief Number 4. Lawrence: University of Kansas, 2003-11)
    When the Ticket to Work/Work Incentives Improvement Act (TW-WIIA) was passed in 1999, Congress acknowledges that the potential loss of Medicaid and/or Medicare coverage for people with disabilities who attained or increased ...
  • Working Healthy: The First Step is Work 

    Hall, Jean P. (Working Healthy Policy Brief Number 5. Lawrence: University of Kansas, 2004-03)
    Working Healthy, the Kansas Medicaid Buy-In program, allows people with disabilities to enter or increase employment and keep their Medicaid coverage. One of the first requirements to quality for Working Healthy is to have ...
  • Policy Issues for Working Healthy and Other States' Medicaid Buy-Ins: The Good, the Bad, and What Remains to be Seen 

    Hall, Jean P. (Working Healthy Policy Brief Number 6. Lawrence: University of Kansas, 2004-11)
    Medicaid Buy-In programs are a work incentive initiative under both the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 and the Ticket to Work/Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999. They allow people with disabilities to work and get or ...
  • Working Healthy & Medicare Part D: Findings From Participant Surveys 

    Hall, Jean P. (Working Healthy Policy Brief Number 8. Lawrence: University of Kansas, 2006-10)
    In February and March 2006, KU researchers developed and administered a telephone survey to assess the actual experiences of Working Healthy enrollees with Part D transition. The survey addressed information and access ...
  • Will Medicaid Buy-In Participants Work and Earn More if Social Security Rules Change 

    Hall, Jean P. (Working Healthy Policy Brief Number 9. Lawrence: University of Kansas, 2007-08)
    Jensen and Silverstein (2005) reviewed federal actuarial estimates of potential increased earnings and program savings with a benefit offset and examined current employment and earnings trends among Social Security ...
  • Kansans with Disabilities Speak Out about Employment Opportunities 

    Hall, Jean P.; Carroll, Shawna L. (Working Healthy Policy Brief Number 10. Lawrence: University of Kansas, 2008-03)
    In 2007, Kansas was awarded a Comprehensive Employment Systems grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to further understand and address barriers to employment for Kansans with disabilities. One ...
  • Stuck in a Loop: Individual and System Barriers for Job Seekers with Disabilities 

    Hall, Jean P.; Parker, Kathy (The Career Development Quarterly, 2010-03)
    Research conducted within Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996) and Workforce Investment Act of 1998 systems indicates pervasive issues hindering ...
  • The Kansas Demonstration to Maintain Independence and Employment: Preventing or Forestalling Disability Among Participants in the Kansas High Risk Insurance Pool 

    Hall, Jean P.; Moore, Janice M. (Working Healthy Policy Brief Number 11. Lawrence: University of Kansas, 2008-12)
    Section 204 of TWWIIA authorized the development of another program targeted at disability prevention. Demonstrations to Maintain Independence and Employment (DMIEs) provide health care coverage to working people iwth ...

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