Theses & Dissertations


This collection contains theses and dissertations by graduate students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Northern Iowa.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

Main Concept Analysis of Picture Description and Procedural Tasks in Patients with Huntington's Disease, Bailey Rustad Thesis (Electronic Copy Not Available)

Theses/Dissertations from 2020


Efficiency of low-tech augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) access methods, Brittany Davis Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2019


Outcomes of an intensive exercise-based swallowing program for persons with Parkinson's disease: A single-case experiment, Jocelyn Jenks Open Access Thesis 2019 Award

Theses/Dissertations from 2018


The effects of book club participation on reading comprehension in children with disabilities, Elizabeth Ann Kosmicki Open Access Thesis

Factors affecting performance on a screening tool in persons with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Jordan Deanna Stierwalt Thesis (Electronic Copy Not Available)

Post-swallow residue in relation to lingual pressure generation in persons with Parkinson's disease, Ross Westemeyer Thesis (Electronic Copy Not Available)

Theses/Dissertations from 2016


Repetitive saliva and water swallowing frequency counts in healthy young adults, Joanna Baranska Thesis (UNI Access Only)


Lingual pressure generation in relation to saliva and water swallowing in healthy young adults, Anna Joerger Open Access Thesis


Measuring swallow speed in healthy young adults during repetitive water and saliva swallowing conditions, Glendolyn Neely Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Theses/Dissertations from 2013


Writing supports for older students with significant disabilities: examining two students' journeys towards becoming writers, Emily Helen Freeman Open Access Thesis