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Communication Autism Spectrum
Functional communication training has served as an effective intervention to increase individuals’ communication skills and decrease problem behavior (Durand & Merges, 2001). Functional communication training is a replacement for problem behaviors occurring when individuals cannot effectively communicate their wants and needs (Durand & Merges, 2001). Functional communication training works to teach an alternative behavior that serves the same function as the problem behavior (Drager, Light, & McNaughton, 2010). The alternative...
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Sustainability Hospitality Tourism
Sustainability has become a major focus in the hospitality and tourism industry in recent years, as consumers are demanding more environmentally friendly and responsibly produced products and services. Companies in the industry are responding by adopting sustainable practices in all areas of their operations, including economic, social, cultural, and environmental.
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Substance Use Psychology
Historically, the treatment of individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD) was left to a small group of professionals who specialized in addiction. Unfortunately, that meant for someone to be treated they had to recognize in themselves the need for help and seek those professionals out.
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Homeland Security Students
On March 2, 2023, the 21st Annual Posters-at-the-Capitol (P@C) event was held at the State Capitol Building in Frankfort, Kentucky. The mission of the P@C is to help increase the awareness and understanding by the Governor and the General Assembly of the important role undergraduate research plays in the education of future professionals. The P@C brings together students from Kentucky’s state universities, which includes Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), to display...
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Political Science
After earning a degree in political science, one of the first questions new graduates ask themselves is what sort of careers are available as a comfortable entry into the field. As a result, one of the largest preconceptions that new graduates have is that political science careers are mostly limited to state and local government or law positions. The reality is the opposite, as there are a wide range of...
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Instructional Design
Instructional or learning design is a creative process that requires a multitude of skills, such as designing learning solutions, training, online courses, evaluation, and multimedia projects.
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Emily Powell BSN
Emily Powell is completing her bachelor of science in nursing degree online with Eastern Kentucky University. She is an RN at the University of Kentucky hospital. Emily recently shared her thoughts about her experience as an EKU Online student.
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HIPPA Patient Records
We all go to the doctor or hospital at some point in time for health care services. Our healthcare providers collect our personal information, which is used to diagnose, treat, and bill for services rendered. Personal information is considered protected health information (PHI) and is protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). So, what happens when your PHI is released without your consent? We call that a...
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