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American International College is a private, co-educational liberal arts college located in the Mason Square neighborhood of Springfield, Massachusetts. Wikipedia.

DuPont J.S.,American International College | Brown C.E.,University of New Orleans
Cranio - Journal of Craniomandibular Practice | Year: 2010

Patients with TMD often present with complex pain symptoms, which can make it difficult to reach a diagnosis. Usually palpation of the masticatory muscles and TM joints, range of motion testing and imaging are used in the diagnostic process. Sometimes it is necessary to evaluate the jaw moving muscles from a functional prospective because they cannot be palpated due to inaccessibility or because they have other structures that are more superficial to them. In these instances, provocation testing can be a helpful adjunct in providing some insight into what is occurring in the area being tested and localizing a suspected source of pain. Anesthesia blocking can be used to confirm any positive findings. This article explores several provocation tests that can be used to evaluate conditions of the masticatory musculature, the TM joints and the stylomandibular ligament. © 2010 by CHROMA, Inc. Source

Champagne T.,American International College | Koomar J.,Occupational Therapy Associates watenown | Olson L.,Rush University Medical Center
OT Practice | Year: 2010

During the past decade, mental health practitioners within and outside of occupational therapy have begun to understand the relevance of using sensory integration intervention principles with clients receiving mental health services. In addition, some occupational therapy practitioners are evaluating clients for sensory processing disorder and examining its contributions to mental health status, trauma correlations, and attachment problems. Interventions are expanding from addressing only sensory modulation problems to including difficulties in sensory discrimination and praxis as it affect occupation. Source

Furman E.,American International College
Research in Gerontological Nursing | Year: 2014

The purpose of this inquiry was to develop substantive theory that describes the social process that in-fluences the eating behavior of hospitalized older adults. Undernutrition contributes to negative health outcomes, such as increased morbidity and mortality in hospitalized older adults. Despite the availability of vast nutritional resources within the hospital environment, hospitalized older adults often have in-adequate dietary intake. A grounded theory methodology was used to explore this phenomenon. The Theory of Compromised Eating Behavior describes the process of compromise that older adults experience related to eating behavior while hospitalized. The theory has four stages: self-indication, joint action, negotiation, and action. The meaning of hospital food and mealtimes differs from at-home food and mealtimes for the older adult, resulting in compromise. Intervention, which enhances the meaning of food and mealtimes for the older adult during hospitalization, may improve dietary intake and nutritional outcomes. © SLACK Incorporated. Source

Warner T.E.,University of Connecticut | Warner T.E.,American International College | Pomeroy R.S.,University of Connecticut | Pomeroy R.S.,Worldfish Center
Marine Policy | Year: 2012

A model for the economics of marine conservation is developed and tested using data from a global sample of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Results from logistic regressions indicate that significant determinants of positive MPA effects vary among MPA subgroups. These significant regressors include enforcement in later time periods and certain "goodwill building activities" carried out by MPA management, as well as a number of institutional and socioeconomic characteristics of the communities. Policy implications and recommendations for additional research are discussed. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Doerra N.M.,American International College | Satob S.,Columbia University
Learning, Media and Technology | Year: 2011

This article discusses the validity of the incorporation of online communication in language education classes as a practice free of power politics. By examining blog activities in an advanced-level Japanese-as-a- Foreign-Language classroom at a university in the USA, we show that the blog's postings and readers' comments evoke certain modes of governmentality - practices that shape one's conduct - and define the space of a particular blog. This article illustrates two kinds of space created in blogs: that of language education in which 'native speakers' dominate 'non-native speakers'; and that of information exchange with less fixed relations of dominance, although participants' behavior is regulated nonetheless. We suggest involving students in analyzing blog comments so that they can understand, and respond to, how the mode of governmentality works outside the classroom and how to transform relations of dominance that manifest themselves in online spaces. © 2011 Taylor & Francis. Source

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