Honors Program Theses

 

This collection contains Honors Program Theses written by undergraduate students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Northern Iowa.

Every honors student has the opportunity to complete undergraduate research during their time at UNI by writing a thesis. Students work with faculty members in their major or area of interest to develop and conduct a study during either their Junior or Senior year.

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Submissions from 2017

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Results and efficacy of two measures of executive function in adolescent athletes, Jocelyn Jenks Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Comparison of various technologies in the acquisition of speech samples for transcription purposes: Listener perception vs. acoustic analysis of signal quality, Alexa Klimes Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A comparison of technologies for recording speech and the effects of speaker age, Jacquelyn Marie Knustrom Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2016

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Inclusion: learning without barriers, Amy Lois Bucciferro Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A book club for children with autism spectrum disorder, Elizabeth Ann Kosmicki Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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A case study: language environment analysis of a bilingual child with speech-language delay, Sarah Van Maanen Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Initiation of communication from users of AAC and preceding communication partner's utterances, Lauren Vaughn Welser Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2015

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Attention test performance and normal aging: the effect on executive function, Rachel Carmen Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Refractoriness of a transit reaction: Respiratory and aerodynamic response, Michele Dacy Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Therapy and treatment crossover for language production impairment between populations with Broca’s aphasia and sequential bilinguals, Nicole Catherine Wakeman Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2014

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Concussions: education for coaches and safe return to play for athletes, Catherine Fettkether Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Raising your child bilingually: advantages and disadvantages, Olivia Grace Hawley Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Barriers to accessing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC): Pogo Boards as a potential solution, Amanda Jo Huisman Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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The portrayal of stuttering in the film industry, Anna Katelyn Joerger Honors Program Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Semantic feature analysis application for people with aphasia, Alison Meyer Open Access Honors Program Thesis

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Speech inhibition with utterance length and complexity, Meghan Opolka Open Access Honors Program Thesis

Submissions from 2008

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Analysis of echoic properties in vocalizations of a preverbal child on the autistic spectrum, Sarah A. McConnell Open Access Honors Program Thesis