oalib

Publish in OALib Journal

ISSN: 2333-9721

APC: Only $99

Submit

Search Results: 1 - 10 of 400 matches for " Willy Serniclaes "
All listed articles are free for downloading (OA Articles)
Page 1 /400
Display every page Item
Allophonic Perception in Dyslexia: An overview
Serniclaes,Willy;
Escritos de Psicología (Internet) , 2011,
Abstract: allophonic theory claims that people affected by dyslexia perceive speech with allophonic rather than phonemic units. after a reminder about the featural theory of speech perception, the evidence supporting the allophonic theory is summarized. the difference between allophonic perception and reduced phoneme perception acuity is emphasized, the latter being a common characteristic of various troubles of language development and is thus not specific to dyslexia. taking account of this fundamental difference, the counter-evidence against allophonic theory is examined and proposals for future testing and remediation are formulated.
Allophonic Perception in Dyslexia: An Overview / Percepción alofónica en la dislexia: una revisión
Willy Serniclaes
Escritos de Psicología , 2011,
Abstract: Allophonic theory claims that people affected by dyslexia perceive speech in allophonic rather than phonemic units. After a brief review of the featural theory of speech perception, the evidence supporting the allophonic theory is summarized. The difference between allophonic perception and reduced phoneme perception acuity is emphasized, the latter being a common characteristic of various disorders of language development and thus not specific to dyslexia. Taking this fundamental difference into account, the counterevidence against allophonic theory is examined, and proposals for future testing and remediation are formulated.
Anomeric specificity of D-glucose metabolism study in rat and human erythrocytes  [PDF]
Willy J. Malaisse
Advances in Biological Chemistry (ABC) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/abc.2012.21001
Abstract: The anomeric specificity of D-glucose metabolism in erythrocytes has been since 1985 the matter of extensive investigations reported in about ten publications. The present report aims at providing an integrated review of the major findings on this issue.
Role of Calcium in Glucagon Secretion  [PDF]
Willy J. Malaisse
Advances in Biological Chemistry (ABC) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/abc.2014.43023
Abstract: The role of calcium ions in the process by which nutrients affect glucagon secretion by pancreatic islet α-cells remains the matter of an apparently endless debate. In the prolongation of recent articles dealing with this matter, the present review draws attention to the dual role of Ca2+ as revealed by prior publications. In such a perspective, emphasis is placed on the increase in glucagon output in response to the omission of extracellular Ca2+ as recorded in the presence of D-glucose or 2-ketoisocaproate, the permissive role of extracellular Ca2+ in the positive secretory response to arginine or a mixture of fumarate, glutamate and pyruvate, and the effects of an organic calcium-antagonist on glucagon output. Considering the role currently ascribed to Ca2+ in the activation of motile events involved in stimulus-secretion coupling, attention is also given to the effects of cytochalasin B, D2O and mitotic-spindle inhibitors upon the secretory response of α-cells exposed to D-glucose in the absence or presence of arginine.
The Effect of Age and Educational Level of Owner/Managers on SMMEs’ Access to Bank Loan in Eritrea: Evidence from Asmara City  [PDF]
Sebhatu Kefleyesus Ogubazghi, Willy Muturi
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2014.411069
Abstract:

The general objective of this study was to find out the influence of owner/manager characteristics on SMEs’ access to bank loan. A sample of 87 small and medium manufacturing enterprises was drawn from Asmara city using proportionate systematic sampling. A reliable primary data was collected through semi structured and structured questionnaires which were personally administered by the researcher. Descriptive and econometric statistical analysis techniques were used to analyze the data. The study, using logistic regression, found out that age of the owner/manager has significant effect on SMMEs’ access to bank loan. On the other hand, educational level of the owner/manager does not have significant effect on access to bank loan. Both the variables have positive effect on SMMEs’ access to bank loan.

Practice area and work demands in nurses' aides: a cross-sectional study
Willy Eriksen
BMC Public Health , 2006, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-6-97
Abstract: In 1999, 12 000 nurses' aides were drawn randomly from the member list of the Norwegian Union of Health – and Social Workers, and were mailed a questionnaire. 7478 (62.3 %) filled in the questionnaire. The sample of the present study comprised the 6485 nurses' aides who were not on leave. Respondents working in one practice area were compared with respondents not working in this area (all together). Because of multiple comparisons, 0.01 was chosen as statistical significance level.Total quantitative work demands were highest in somatic hospital departments, nursing homes, and community nurse units. Physical demands were highest in somatic hospital departments and nursing homes. Level of positive challenges was highest in hospital departments and community nurses units, and lowest in nursing homes and homes or apartment units for the aged. Exposure to role conflicts was most frequent in nursing homes, homes or apartment units for the aged, and community nurse units. Exposure to threats and violence was most frequent in psychiatric departments, nursing homes, and institutions for mentally handicapped. Control of work pace was highest in psychiatric departments and institutions for mentally handicapped, and was lowest in somatic hospital departments and nursing homes. Participation in decisions at work was highest in psychiatric departments and community nurse units, and was lowest in somatic hospital departments and nursing homes.The demands and control experienced by Norwegian nurses' aides at work vary strongly with the practice area. Preventive workplace interventions should be tailored each area.Nursing personnel are engaged in a wide range of practical and intellectual tasks and frequent social encounters at work, and are exposed to physical, as well as social, emotional, and intellectual work demands. These work demands do not necessarily represent a problem to the nursing staff, but if the demands are high, conflicting, or threatening, if there are few positive
Work factors and smoking cessation in nurses' aides: a prospective cohort study
Willy Eriksen
BMC Public Health , 2005, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-5-142
Abstract: Of 2720 randomly selected, Norwegian nurses' aides, who were smoking at least one cigarette per day when they completed a questionnaire in 1999, 2275 (83.6 %) completed a second questionnaire 15 months later. A wide spectrum of work factors were assessed at baseline. Respondents who reported smoking 0 cigarettes per day at follow-up were considered having stopped smoking. The odds ratios and 95 % confidence intervals of stopping smoking were derived from logistic regression models.Compared with working 1–9 hours per week, working 19–36 hours per week (odds ratio (OR) = 0.35; 95 % confidence interval (CI) = 0.13 – 0.91), and working more than 36 hours per week (i.e. more than full-time job) (OR = 0.27; CI = 0.09 – 0.78) were associated with reduced odds of smoking cessation, after adjustments for daily consumption of cigarettes at baseline, age, gender, marital status, and having preschool children. Adjusting also for chronic health problems gave similar results.There seems to be a negative association between hours of work per week and the odds of smoking cessation in nurses' aides. It is important that health institutions offer workplace-based services with documented effects on nicotine dependence, such as smoking cessation courses, so that healthcare workers who want to stop smoking, especially those with long working hours, do not have to travel to the programme or to dedicate their leisure time to it.Tobacco smoking remains a major cause of disease and premature death in Western societies and is an increasing health problem in developing countries [1]. Despite the health-hazards, more than 1.2 billion people in the world are daily smokers [2].In Norway, the prevalence of daily smoking in men peaked between 1950 and 1955 [3], followed by a steady decline [3,4], and in 2004, it was measured as 27 % [5]. In women, a top level was reached in the beginning of the 1970s [3], followed by a 30-year-long period during which the prevalence of daily smoking was relatively
A Recursive Scheme of First Integrals of the Geodesic Flow of a Finsler Manifold
Willy Sarlet
Symmetry, Integrability and Geometry : Methods and Applications , 2007,
Abstract: We review properties of so-called special conformal Killing tensors on a Riemannian manifold $(Q,g)$ and the way they give rise to a Poisson-Nijenhuis structure on the tangent bundle $TQ$. We then address the question of generalizing this concept to a Finsler space, where the metric tensor field comes from a regular Lagrangian function $E$, homogeneous of degree two in the fibre coordinates on $TQ$. It is shown that when a symmetric type (1,1) tensor field $K$ along the tangent bundle projection $ au: TQ ightarrow Q$ satisfies a differential condition which is similar to the defining relation of special conformal Killing tensors, there exists a direct recursive scheme again for first integrals of the geodesic spray. Involutivity of such integrals, unfortunately, remains an open problem.
Understanding connections in the school mathematics curriculum
Willy Mwakapenda
South African Journal of Education , 2008,
Abstract: I identify and discuss ways in which different types of connections are described in the South African mathematics National Curriculum Statement and its related documents, particularly at the Further Education and Training (FET) level. I argue that connections are central to the way the discipline of mathematics, its learning outcomes, and assessment standards are conceptualised. The notions of representation and integration are found to be key aspects in understanding connections in mathematics. Using these two notions, I then analyse connections in the National Curriculum Statement and its related documents. Finally, theoretical and practical implications of connections in the curriculum are identified.
Desfase en metodologías: peritajes del abuso sexual en ni os
Willy Hoffmeister
Medicina Legal de Costa Rica , 2004,
Abstract:
Page 1 /400
Display every page Item


Home
Copyright © 2008-2017 Open Access Library. All rights reserved.