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All students in the ENMU CDIS Graduate Program must complete a Graduate Research Special Project as a graduation requirement.

Faculty advisors are listed next to each student work. If you wish to cite references, please use the student name (first author) plus the name of the applicable faculty advisor(s) as listed below.

 

Graduate Student Research Activities

 

2018-19

  • Shaneise Aragon: Testing for Right Ear Advantage Using Monaural Sound Presentation. Supervisor: Ms. Sherman. Completed 5/19.
  • Audrey Baeza Stallings: Watch This: Improving Articulation with Visual Phonics. Supervisor: Mr. Wilkerson. Completed 5/19.
  • Katherine Barnett: The Effect of an /r/ Speech Buddy Tactile Tool During Drill Therapy. Supervisor: Ms. Bucknell. Completed 5/19.
  • Morgan Borup: How One Acronym Might Provide a New Tool for Stuttering Therapy! Will EFT Benefit an Adolescent who Stutters? Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/19.
  • Kerri Brewer:  The Effectiveness of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness Program for Parents of Young Children. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/19.
  • Lisa Burns Homer: POWERpoint: Strengths in Presentation. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/19.
  • Jana Carn:  Speech Intelligibility Rating Discrepancies Between Trained and Untrained Listeners. Supervisor: Mr. Wilkerson. Completed 5/19.
  • Marisa Chapin: PERCEPTION: Elementary Teachers and Communication Disorders. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/19.
  • Jaspreet Cheema Bains: Non-word Repetition Accuracy and Exposure Time in Punjabi Speaking English Language Learners. Supervisor: Ms. Bucknell. Completed 5/19. 2019 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Victoria Cogdill: UP IN SMOKE. Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems or Cigarette Smoking? Comparing Effects on Acoustic Voice Analysis and Voice Handicap Index in the Adult Population. Supervisor: Ms. Bougie. Completed 5/19.
  • Wendy Contreras: Burning Ammonium Nitrate and Trisomy 18: Are They Related? Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/19.
  • Whitney Cordova: Does the Use of Amplification Decrease Vocal Fatigue in One Female Primary School Teacher? Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/19. 2019 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Seiri Corral:  Increasing Teacher Knowledge and Perception of the Speech Language Pathologist: Online vs Live Training. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/19.
  • Madison Criswell: Effects of Haptic versus Altered-Auditory Feedback Dysfluency in Naturalistic Settings. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/19.
  • Kayla Cullison Lee: Facilitating Independence for Adults Who Stutter: The Effect of Maintenance Programs on Long-Term Fluency. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/19. 2019 Research Conference Poster Winner. 2019 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Kalin Day: Integrating Children: Experiences of Typically and Atypically Developing Learners. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/19. 2019 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Jamie De La Cruz Plata: Finding My Voice. Supervisor: Ms. Bougie. Completed 5/19. 2019 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Rebecca Dewbre Temple: Just say "AH" Acoustic Measurement of Perturbation Changes with Vocal Loading in Older and Younger Females. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/19.
  • Erin Doherty: Can You Hear Me Now? Examining the Effect of a Professional Development Presentation on Educators' Knowledge About Hearing Loss. Supervisor: Dr. Lingnau. Completed 5/19. 2019 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Sarah Dohy: Generation Z's – Instant or Delayed Gratification? Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/19.
  • Emma Duffy:  "Pitch-ure" This: Effects of Vocal Pitch on Memory. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/19.
  • Taylor Espinosa Reilly: Targeting Phonological Awareness to Treat CAS. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/19.
  • Nicole Ezcurra:  The Effects of Hippotherapy on a Child with a Speech Sound Disorder. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/19. 2019 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Jayme Gage: Feeding Intervention in Skilled Nursing Facilities: An Educational In-service. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/19.
  • Celina Garcia: How Does My Job Affect My Voice? A Voice Analysis of High School and College Soccer Coaches. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/19.
  • Elizabeth Griego: The Effects of Hydration on Memory and Recall in Older Adults. Supervisor: Dr. Weems. Completed 5/19.
  • Camille Hernandez-Morris: Music to My Integration. Supervisor: Dr. Lingnau. Completed 5/19.
  • Jasmin Hernandez Salcido: Work it out! The Immediate Effects of Moderate Exercise on Working Memory. Supervisor: Ms. Bougie. Completed 5/19.
  • Shannon Kattuvelil: The Effects of Video Modeling Versus Picture Models on Teaching Perspective Taking Skills to a Child With ASD. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/19.
  • Sarah Keppinger:  Intelligibility of Adults with Severe/Profound Hearing Loss with Cochlear Implants and Hearing Aids: A Comparison. Supervisor: Dr. Lingnau. Completed 5/19. 2019 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Kylee Kinnamon: A Comparison of Occupational Satisfaction Amongst Speech-Language Pathologists Employed in Medical, School and Early Intervention Settings. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/19.
  • Maria Lardizabal: Do You Mind? Exploring the Effect of Mindfulness Exercises on Tantrums and Other Challenging Behaviors in a Child with Autism. Supervisor: Dr. Weems. Completed 5/19.
  • Joy LePage: Person-First Language vs. Identity-First Language: An Opinion-Based Survey. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/19.
  • Rebecca Lodato:  Pacing Boards: Evidence Based Practice for Visual and Motor Support to Increase Utterance Length. Supervisor: Ms. Sherman. Completed 5/19. 2019 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Dianne Manalo: Bombard the Brain. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/19.
  • Stacy Martin: Parents of Picky Eaters: What's Eating You? Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/19.
  • Gabrielle Martinez Jordan:  The Interrelationship Between Swallowing and Vocal Hygiene on Individuals Diagnosed with Scleroderma. Supervisor: Ms. Bougie. Completed 5/19.
  • Mallory Massey:  Help Me Remember! Music and Memory: Adults Sixty-Five Years and Over with Alzheimer's Disease. Supervisor: Ms. Sherman. Completed 5/19.
  • Amanda Medrano: Intelligibility of Adults with Severe/Profound Hearing Loss with Cochlear Implants and Hearing Aids: A Comparison. Supervisor: Dr. Lingnau. Completed 5/19.
  • Jennifer Nielsen: Speech Intelligibility of International Civil Aviation Organization Spelling Alphabet Versus Standard American English During Radio-Transmission. Supervisor: Ms. Bougie. Completed 5/19.
  • Genevieve Norris: Educating Preschool Staff: A PrAACtical Look at Complex Communication Needs in the Classroom. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/19.
  • Lauren Ontiveros:  The Effects of Melodic Intonation Therapy on Adults with Dementia to Increase the Use of Activities of Daily Living. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/19. 2019 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Hannah Park: Technology in the Speech Room: Perceptions of Usefulness Across Therapy Settings. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/19.
  • Sydney Parker: Technology Versus Paper: The Study of Reading Comprehension in Fifth Grade Students. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/19.
  • Tori Patterson: Apples or Bananas: A Contrast of Therapies for the Remediation of Severely Unintelligible Speech. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/19.
  • Amanda Ramirez: Up, Up ,and Away with Language: Measuring the Effect on Language through Literacy with Speech Bubbles. Supervisor: Ms. Sherman. Completed 5/19.
  • Toni Saldana: The Effects of Vocal Warm-Ups on Vocal Range in Adult Choir Singers. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/19. 2019 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Jennifer Schlitt: Contrasting a Speech Generating Device and Picture Communication on a Young Person's Vocabulary Acquisition. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/19.
  • Shelbi Sexton: Focused Auditory Stimulation:  The Impact on Discrimination and Production of Single Word Targets. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/19.
  • Cassandra Sierra: Can You Picture it? A Study of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Devices with and without a Motor Planning Component. Supervisor: Dr. Weems. Completed 5/19.
  • Sarah Slaton: Never Enough Time in the Day! Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/19.
  • Jordan Stearns: How One Acronym Might Provide a New Tool for Stuttering Therapy! Will EFT Benefit an Adolescent who Stutters? Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/19. 2019 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Cassidy Stradling:  Effects of Adding Scent Components to Increase the Intake of Thickened Liquids. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/19.
  • Paige Thompson: Slowing the Age-Related Cognitive Decline in the Retirement Population using Leisure Activities: Crossword and Word Search Puzzles. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/19.
  • Kelly Thompson Tanner:  Emojis: Just Another Distraction, or a New Teaching Tool? – A Pilot Study. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/19. 2019 Research Conference Poster Winner. 2019 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Lauren Thyrion Rodriguez:  Preschool Story Comprehension and Recall in Spoken Story Telling and Tactile Story Telling. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/19. 2019 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Ashley Wall Holker: The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Academic Performance in a Child Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/19. 2019 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Melissa Dani Wilson: Stress Factors and Levels of Stress in Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students versus Practicing Speech-Language Pathologists. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/19. 2019 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Adrienne Wolfersberger: Telepractice Therapy: Efficacy with an Adult who Stutters. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/19.
  • Randi Wood: Does Color Affect Memory for Sight Words in Beginning Readers? Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/19.

 

2017-18

  • Emil Ajilat: Is the Introduction of an Aided High-Tech AAC Device Effective in Initiating Language Acquisition for an Adult Male with a Cognitive Communication Disorder? Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/18.
  • Taylor Alig: The Effect of Sleep Deprivation on the Voice. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/18.
  • Mojgan Allamehzadeh: On-Campus Versus Distance Education Students' Perceptions about Speakers' Characteristics. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/18.
  • Chelsi Arnold: Riding for Recall: Horse Riding and the Effects on Adult Memory in a Single Subject Design. Supervisor: Ms. Bucknell. Completed 5/18.
  • Raveena Bains: Socioeconomic Status Effects on Vocabulary in Kindergartners. Supervisor: Ms. Bucknell. Completed 5/18. 2018 Research Conference Poster Winner. 2018 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Calli Bane: Cognitive Effects of Multiple Untreated Concussions in Rodeo Athletes. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/18.
  • Erin Bishop: ABA Intervention: Do We Have Parental Support? Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/18.
  • Amy Braddock: The Mozart Effect and its Use as a Language Therapy Tool with Elementary Aged Children: A Pilot Study. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/18.
  • Allison Brault: From Hip Checks to Conflict Resolution: Does Roller Derby as a Team Sport Build Female Communication Skills? Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/18.
  • Marissa Butner: RAN and Reading: Examining Correlations between Rapid Automatized Naming Skills, Reading Accuracy, and Reading Speed. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/18.
  • Robert Chaires: The Impact of Multi-Sensory Stimulation on Working Memory. Supervisor: Ms. Bougie. Completed 5/18.
  • Danielle Chatham: The Effects of Preferred Music on Reading Comprehension Performance of 9th Grade Students. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/18.
  • Tiffany Cheung: Common Syntactical Variations of Elementary Aged Chinese English Language Learners in Response to an Expressive Language Test. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/18. 2018 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Andrea Ciro: An Inferential Analysis of Reading Comprehension of Expository Text in Adults with TBI. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/18.
  • Greg Code: Temperament and Personality Types: Factors of Gender Imbalance in Speech Pathology. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/18.
  • Emily Davis: Writing vs. Typing for Optimized Learning in a Classroom Setting. Supervisor:  Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/18.
  • Ileana Dennis: The Impact of Restrictive and Repetitive Behaviors. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/18.
  • Hope Douglas: Improving Memory Recall: Does the Use of Visual and Aural Presentation of Information Improve One's Memory Recall in College Students Ages 22 to 55? Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/18.
  • Katelyn Ferguson: Preferred Communication Methods of Adolescents with Complex Communication Needs and Their Applications for Peer to Peer Communication. Supervisor: Ms. Bucknell. Completed 5/18.
  • Hannah Floyd: Understanding the Utilization of Assistants in Audiological Practice. Supervisor: Dr. Lingnau. Completed 5/18. 2018 Research Conference Poster Winner. 2018 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Courtni Fontenot: The Effects of Peppermint-Diffused Essential Oils on Delayed Memory in Female Adults. Supervisor: Ms. Bougie. Completed 5/18.
  • Lauren Gamble: Effects of Binaural Beats on Memory. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/18.
  • Jamie Gonnerman: Tough to Swallow: The Correlation between Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Swallowing Disruption in Patients over 45. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/18. 2018 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Augustus Gray: The Effects of Smoking on Cognition in Typical Healthy Adults. Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/18.
  • Mariah Hartzell: Accent Modification Via Teletherapy: A Quantitative Single Subject Study with an Adult Male Who Speaks Argentinian Spanish. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/18.
  • Kelli James: The Effects of Background Music on Memory. Supervisor: Ms. Bougie. Completed 5/18.
  • Christina Johnstone: Speech Jammin: A Study on the Effects of Delayed Auditory Feedback on the Fluency of Typical Speakers. Supervisor: Ms. Bougie. Completed 5/18.
  • Christine Lopez: Do Standardized Pragmatic Language Tests Differentially Identify Disorders of ADHD? Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/18.
  • Casey McAtee: The Effectiveness of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Education on Students in Rehabilitation Majors. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/18.
  • Sonny Militante: The Oral Reading Comprehension Outcome of an Adolescent in Speech and Language Therapy Using Miscue Analysis: An Ex Post Facto Study. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/18.
  • Victoria Montoya: The Impact of Multitasking During Lectures on Academic Performance. Supervisor: Mr. Martin. Completed 5/18.
  • Bridget Mooney: Vocal Hygiene is Next to Godliness: An Acoustic Measures Analysis on Occupational Voice Health in Clergy. Supervisor: Ms. Lebsack. Completed 5/18.
  • Halley Paris: A Tradition as Old as Time: How Storytelling Affects College Students' Story Recall When Compared to Video and Print Presentation Modalities. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/18. 2018 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Tricia Poindexter: Can You Hear Me Now? The Effects of Vocal Hygiene on Preschool Teachers. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/18.
  • Megan Ratzlaff: Auditory Recognition of Words Pronounced Correctly vs. Incorrectly in Kindergarteners. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/18.
  • Kelsey Ray: Is This Thing On? Perception of Vocal Loudness Following Lee Silverman Voice Treatment in a Patient with Parkinson's Disease. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/18.
  • Lisa Reed: The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Vocal Quality in Healthy College-Aged Adults. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/18. 2018 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Lauren Salazar: The Effects of Having Siblings on the Theory of Mind Development in Deaf Children. Supervisor: Mr. Wilkerson. Completed 5/18. 2018 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Tessa Schmidt: Effects of a Speech Sound Disorder on Phonological Awareness Skills in Kindergarteners. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/18. 2018 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Dana Simon: Just Dance into Language: The Effects of Simultaneous Song and Dance on Language in Preschool Children with Autism. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/18.
  • Karah Tooley: Practicum Makes Perfect. Supervisor: Mr. Wilkerson. Completed 5/18. 2018 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Cinthya Torres: Interpretation of Figurative Language: A Comparison Between Bilingual, Spanish-English Speakers and Monolingual, English Speakers. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/18. 2018 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Whitnee Wade: Do You Know Your Stroke Quotient? Supervisor: Mr. Martin. Completed 5/18.
  • Jamie Webb: Are SLP-Provided Cognitive Therapy Services Really Understood? Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/18. 2018 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Jennifer Williams: The Correlation between Sensory Processing and Articulation Performance in Toddlers. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/18.
  • Kayla Wright: Concussion Knowledge Proficiency and Related Attitudes Regarding Symptom Reporting of High School Football Players. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/18.

2016-17

  • Michelle Aguilar: Reading with Dad: Strategies for a Spanish-Speaking Individual Experiencing Oral Reading Difficulties after a Right Hemisphere Stroke. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/17.
  • Gabriel Ayala: Practicum Makes Perfect: Tracking Student Clinician Growth Across the Initial Practicum Experience. Supervisor: Mr. Wilkerson; Advisor: Dr. Swift.  Completed: 5/17.  2017 Research Conference Poster Winner. 2017 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Veronica Ayala: Straight Talk: Perceptions of Effeminate Speech in Adult Males. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/17. 2017 Research Conference Poster Winner. 2017 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Lindsey Barron: Language Up! Effects of Pragmatic Instruction and Reinforcement Language Styles on Player Performance. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/17.
  • Kacie Bartlett: Food for Thought. Supervisor: Ms. Bougie. Completed 5/17.
  • Liliana Borunda: IEP What? Parental Knowledge & Understanding of IEP Processes. Supervisor: Ms. Bougie. Completed 5/17.
  • Gregory Code: Professional Interactions of a Speech-Language Pathologist in the Medical Setting. Supervisor: Mr. Martin. Completed 5/17.
  • Leticia Corral: What Does the SLP Do? Teacher Perceptions and Knowledge Before and After Training. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/17.
  • Alejandra del Hierro: The Effects of Watching Between the Lions on Phonological Awareness. Supervisor: Ms. Bougie. Completed 5/17.
  • Deanna Diaz: See What I'm Saying: The Effects of Age, Gender, and Hearing Ability on Speechreading. Supervisor: Mr. Wilkerson. Completed 5/17.
  • Alana Dickinson: TRANScending Voice: A Survey of Perception. Supervisor: Dr. Weems. Completed 5/17.
  • TymberLee Durhman: Social and Ready to Mingle. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/17.
  • Sarah Eilert: Sit Up to Speak Up! Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/17.  2017 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Christie Fowler: Media Use in Education: Enhancement or Distraction? Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/17.  2017 Research Conference Poster Winner.  2017 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Gabriella Garcia: Vocal Effects of Electronic Cigarettes vs. Conventional Cigarettes. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/17.
  • Rebecca Gonzalez: The Effect of Background Color Cues on the Accuracy and Response Time of Graphic Symbol Selection. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/17.  2017 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Wafa Haddad: Student Outcomes and Attitudes in the New Online Classroom. Supervisor: Dr. Weems. Completed 5/17.
  • Shelby Halcomb: Reading "Blooms" with SQ4R. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/17.
  • Eryn Harman: Dress for Success. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/17.
  • Andres Haro: Living with Autism: The Impact of SES. Supervisor: Mr. Wilkerson. Completed 5/17.
  • Rebecca Hertz: Playing Mind Games: The Effect of Repetitive Chess Playing on Episodic Memory in Aging Adults. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/17.
  • Kaitlyn Johnson: Background Babble. Supervisor: Ms. Bougie. Completed 5/17.
  • Keralyn Kadir: Something Wrong? How Native English Speakers Understand and Perceive Asian Accents. Supervisor: Ms. Bucknell. Completed 5/17.
  • Nicole Leahy: Impact of Support Groups on Stroke Survivor's Quality of Life. Supervisor: Ms. Bougie. Completed 5/17.  2017 Research Conference Poster Winner.  2017 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Mary Lento: Differences in Perceptions of Stuttering Between Individuals Who Do and Do Not Stutter. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/17.
  • Timothy Lewis: Learning Lessons: Interactive Application vs. Classroom Lectures. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/17.
  • George McKamy: Combating the Reading Crisis. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/17.
  • Hannah Mesman: If I Had a Dollar For Every Time I Got Distracted. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/17.
  • Noori Mulji: Word Art: Learning Vocabulary in Style. Supervisor: Mr. Wilkerson. Completed 5/17.
  • Marc Nez: So You Think You're Ready? Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/17.
  • Lisa Nickolenko: Do You Smell That? The Effects of Scents on Short-Term Memory Recall in Adults. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/17.
  • Rachel Osterhues: Does Encouragement Make an Impact? Supervisor: Ms. Bucknell. Completed 5/17.
  • Collin Oswald: Don't DIS my ABILITY: Student Academic Performance. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/17.
  • Megan Padron: Does One Size Fit All? Examining Reading Comprehension Among Text Genres. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/17.  2017 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Dominique Ratto: The 8-Step Ladder to Success: Articulation Treatment for a Child with Apraxia of Speech. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/17.  2017 Research Conference Poster Winner. 2017 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Chelsea Romero: Care + Cooperation: Professional Differences in the Treatment of Food Refusal in Patients with Dementia. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/17.
  • Roxanna Rubio: Effects of Nonverbal Cues on How We Interpret Messages. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/17.
  • Michelle Sassman: Childhood Apraxia of Speech: A Combined Treatment Intervention. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/17.
  • Melissa Scheller: The Power of Breath. Supervisor: Dr. Weems. Completed 5/17.
  • Leah Simmons: Current Voice Perceptions: The New Normal? Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/17.
  • Katherine Smith-Harris:  Differing Perspectives in Shaping Echolalia into Intentional Communication. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed: 5/17.
  • Alexandra Steyer: You've Been Strooped! The Effects of Interior Color on Stroop Related Rapid Automatic Naming Tasks. Supervisor: Dr. Swift. Completed 5/17.
  • Ana Stotlemeyer: If You've Got It, Font It. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/17.
  • Shannon Swingle: Problems in Practice. Supervisor: Dr. Bratcher. Completed 5/17.  2017 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Catherine Walters: Speech Language Pathologist Perceptions on Working with Transgender or Transsexual Clients. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/17.
  • Dene White: Let's Talk Voice. Supervisor: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/17.
  • Sarah Wrede: Speaking of Memories: The Effects of Using a Remnant Book on Communication Skills for an Elderly Adult with Alzheimer's Disease. 5/17: Dr. Copple. Completed 5/17.
  • Lawrence Valentin: A Word-Of-The-Day Keeps the SLP Away: The Effect of Direct Instruction vs. Independent Study on English Language Competency with English-Language Speakers with an L1 of Tagalog. Supervisor: Mr. Wilkerson. Completed 5/17.

 

2015-16

  • Tamara Andres: Together and Apart: A Comparison of Twin Play Interaction. Supervisor: Worthington. Completed 5/16.  2016 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Rachael Baker: Learning New Vocabulary: What Works Best?  Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16.
  • Janie Balch: I Saw the Sign…Or Did I?  Supervisor: Wilkerson. Completed 5/16.
  • Bryan Barnes: Graduate School Admissions and ETS Praxis (NESPA) Scores: Is There a Relationship?  Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16.
  • Caitlin Behm: Focus!  How Multitasking Impacts Comprehension. Supervisor: Copple. Completed 5/16.
  • Gina Brachle: Journey of Providing Care in Hospice: Perspectives and Experiences of Speech Language Pathologists. Supervisor: Bratcher, Bougie. Completed 5/16.
  • Michelle B. Burgess: The Effect of Physical Activity and Whether it Improves Sustained Attention in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Supervisor: Bratcher. Completed 5/16.
  • Julie Cavazos: A Service Delivery Model Comparison: Effects of a Collaboration and Pull-Out Model on Curricular Vocabulary Skills. Supervisor: Copple. Completed 5/16.
  • Eileen Corcoran: SLP Students Demonstrate Consistent Learning Styles. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16. 2016 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Judith Des Jardins: The Effects of a TBI Awareness Program Provided to Coaches, Parents and Youth Football Players. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16.
  • Elizabeth Dixon: SLP Ratings: Are They All The Same? Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16.
  • Crystal Dominguez: What Factors Are Indicative of a High Critical Thinking Score? Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16.
  • Morgan Foster: Reading vs. "Skimming": Does it Make a Difference? Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16.
  • Felicia Fredd: Persons Who Clutter: Perceptions of Listener Reactions. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16.
  • Gina Fuentes: The Degree to Which Para-educators Are Trained: Implications for Special Needs Populations. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16. 2016 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Fanny Garza: SQ4R Improves Reading/Listening Comprehension in Fourth Grade Students. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16. 2016 Research Conference Poster Winner. 2016 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Arianna Haro: Differences of Auditory Processing in Bilinguals: Using the Spanish and English Test of Auditory Processing Skills (TAPS-3). Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16.
  • Mark Higginson: Two Potential Cochlear Implant Treatments. Supervisor: Bougie. Completed 5/16. 2016 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Amber Holliday: This is Only a Test! How Test Anxiety Affects Academic Performance. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16.
  • Yasmine Holmes: Are Post-Graduate Students Ready for the Real World? Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16.
  • Danielle Jackovitz: Prevalence of TBI in College Sports. Supervisor: Worthington. Completed 5/16.
  • Kathryn Jensen: Do Intelligibility Rating Discrepancies Exist Between Trained and Untrained Listeners?  Supervisor: Wilkerson. Completed 5/16.
  • DuAnn Jones: Phonological Awareness - Is Music Really the Key? Supervisor: Worthington. Completed 5/16.
  • Megan Jones: Communicating Partners Prefer Synthesized Speech Over Picture Communication. Supervisor: Worthington. Completed 5/16.
  • Nelida Lara: I Think I Can, I Think I Can, I Think I Can: The Effects of Authoritative and Permissive Teaching on 3rd and 6th Grade Students' Self-Efficacy. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16. 2016 Research Conference Poster Winner. 2016 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Kyle Martin: Does Sensory Integration Treatment Make a Difference in Articulation Therapy? Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16.
  • Ashley McBroom: I Already Forgot! Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16.
  • Beth McDonald: They Posted Whaaat? Social Media Policy at Graduate Schools and Online Behavior of SLP and Audiology Students. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16.
  • Evelynn Moore: Why Are You Here? Retention, Satisfaction and Calling of Speech-Language Pathologists. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16.
  • Corey Poe: Body Language - Do You Understand It? Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16.
  • Amanda Pullen: Expressive Prosody in a Client with Autism: A Receptive Approach. Supervisor: Wilkerson. Completed 5/16. 2016 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Kayla Rendon-Ortiz: Identifying Differences in Auditory Learning Skills Between Gender. Supervisor: Bratcher. Completed 5/16.
  • Jessica Roberson: A Survey of Practicum Satisfaction. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16.  2016 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Rebecca Roberts: AAC: Implementation and SLP Perspectives on Education and Training. Supervisor: Copple. Completed 5/16. 2016 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Molly Smith: Empowering Through Awareness. Supervisor: Bratcher. Completed 5/16. 2016 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Lindsay Snyder: The Effectiveness of Assistive Technology in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Supervisor: Copple. Completed 5/16.
  • Megan Thibodeau: Researching the Stereotype: Are Gifted Students Socially Different?  Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16.
  • Eleanor Tibbetts: Taking Accent Out of Context. Supervisor: Bratcher. Completed 5/16.
  • Valentina Veleta: Reading Comprehension and Preference Choices in Traditional Textbook versus Electronic Books. Supervisor: Worthington. Completed 5/16.
  • Kimberly Weindel: Reading Speed and Reading Comprehension in Advanced Degree Seeking Students. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16.
  • Grace Zaras: Self-Monitoring with Digital Voice Recorder Contributes to Improved Articulation. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/16. 2016 Research Conference Poster Winner. 2016 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
     

2014-15

  • Heather Anderson: Does playing Wii sports increase processing speed or short term memory skills in the elderly? Supervisor: Copple. Completed 5/15.
  • Mandi Baca: The effects of time pressure on critical thinking and test performance. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/15.
  • Mandy Baca: The effectiveness of nonsense word stimuli in articulation therapy. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/15. 2015 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Amber Beck: Multilingualism, does it come at a cost? The effects of accents on attitudes and perception. Supervisor: Bougie. Completed 5/15.
  • Liliana Borunda: The Familiarity of Parental Rights During an IEP Among English, Spanish, and Bilingual Speakers. Supervisor: Bougie. Data collection.
  • Megan Craft: Conceptualizing abstract vocabulary:  How do we "know" what we know?  Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/15.
  • Ryan Dinger: Does context matter? Nonsense words. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/15. 2015 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • AnneMarie Finn: Teaching struggling readers to analyze text critically: Improving comprehension and fluency. Supervisor: Bratcher. Completed 5/15. 2015 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Alicia Gomez: The effects of multitasking on reading comprehension. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/15.
  • Jessica Griego: Effects of speechreading on comprehension in background noise. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/15.
  • Trisha Griggs: The effects of music on memory. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/15.
  • Alicia Hargrove: The relationship between hand clenching and episodic memory encoding and recall. Supervisor: Bratcher. Completed 5/15.
  • Lance Havens: Gross motor flexion and application of motor learning principles in /r/ therapy. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/15. 2015 Research Conference Poster Winner. 2015 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Jennifer Herrington: Communication between staff and non-verbal clients:  Do augmentative and alternative devices improve the listener's message comprehension? Supervisor: Copple. Completed 5/15.
  • Kelsey Jackson Schaap: The immediate effects of exercise on memory. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/15. 2015 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Crystal Jeffers: The art and science of vocal pedagogy: Mixing the methods. Supervisor: Copple. Completed 5/15. 2015 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Katrina Johnson: The immediate effects of cigarette smoking on the voice of young, female smokers. Supervisor: Copple. Completed 5/15.
  • Kayleigh Keller-Gentry: Effects of colored stimuli on memory and recall. Supervisor: Bratcher. Completed 5/15.
  • Maggie Knaub. Effects of yoga on recall. Supervisor: Lebsack. Completed 5/15.
  • Madeline Kroll: Anxiety in CDIS/Speech-language pathology graduate students. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/15.
  • Kate Marlowe: Child vs. adult directed play: What difference does it make? Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/15.
  • Laura Marmorale: Disconnected: Technology in a digital age. Supervisor: Weems. Completed 5/15.
  • George McKamy: Vocabulary development and questioning impacts on reading comprehension on elementary students. Supervisor: Bratcher. Data collection.
  • Meagan Phillips: Effect of mode administration on test accuracy: Computerized versus paper and pencil tests. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/15.
  • Roxanna Rubio: Interpreting messages presented using different mediums. Supervisor: Swift. Data analysis.
  • Ashley Runquist: The effects of sleep on test taking. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/15.
  • Melody Spurlin: How do parents respond to terms used by speech-language pathologists?  A pilot study. Supervisor: Lebsack. Completed 5/15.
  • Laura Tidenberg: The effect of foreign accent on employability and listener perceptions. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/15. 2015 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Krystal Vigil: Listening comprehension tasks in individuals with a simulated unilateral hearing loss. Supervisor: Million. Completed 5/15. 2015 Research Conference Poster Winner. 2015 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Hannah Walker: The effects of note-taking method on lecture retention. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/15.
  • Erin White-Canales: The effects of speech sound disorders on literacy outcomes of school-age children. Supervisor: Bratcher. Completed 5/15. 2015 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Stephanie Yen: The effects of mastication on test-taking. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/15.

 

2013-14

  • Lauren Bennett: Typical literate adults: Comparing actual to perceived learning styles. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/14.
  • Erin Burnworth: The correlation between sensory deficits and speech-language therapy. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/14.
  • Brittney Butler: Cognitive training and working memory in an individual with mild cognitive impairment. Supervisor: Bratcher. Completed 5/14.
  • Rachael Drainville: The effect of class size on speaker characteristics. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/14.
  • Stacey Ennis: Let me tell you a story: Storyreading vs. storytelling with pre-Kindergarten children Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/14.
  • Amanda Euler: The cochlear implant experience. Supervisor: Wilkerson. Completed 5/14. 2014 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Brissa Farrell: Asperger syndrome vs. typically developed: Comparison of adult siblings. Supervisor: Copple. Completed 5/14.
  • Ciara Foust: Vocal characteristics: Measurement of vocal emotion. Supervisor: Weems. Completed 5/14.
  • Christina Hinte: Unity vs. Proloquo2go: Ease of communication and learning between two augmentative and alternative communication language systems. Supervisor: Bougie, Swift. Completed 5/14. 2014 Research Conference Poster Winner. 2014 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Alyssa Honorato: Brain food: Adult diets and the potential impact on memory. Supervisor: Bougie. Completed 5/14.
  • Dara Jackson: Hey! Where's Your EBP?  A Survey of University Voice Teachers in the United States. Supervisors: Copple, Ornelas, Swift. Completed 5/14. 2014 Research Conference Poster Winner. 2014 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Anna Kohls: Teacher opinions of pragmatics:  Gifted vs. regular education students. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/14.
  • Robert Nevada: Written and spoken morphosyntax as a predictor for academic achievement in upper elementary students: A pilot study. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/14. 2014 Research Conference Poster Winner. 2014 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Reagan Ortega: Requests for clarification:  Distinctions between male and female responses. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/14.
  • Audrey Pacheco: The efficacy of telepractice as an intervention method for the /r/ phoneme. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/14.
  • Andrea Poindexter: Potential problems parents face as their child transitions into adulthood: Typical development and developmental disability. Supervisor: Copple. Completed 5/14.
  • Alicia Roberts: Perceiving pitch: Discrimination abilities of men vs. women. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/14.
  • Calie Rush Stapp: Effectiveness of Lindamood Phonological Sequencing Program (LiPs) with preschool children. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/14. 2014 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Andrea Wenzel: The effects of rhyme and music on information retention. Supervisors: Wilkerson, Swift. Completed 5/14.
  • Taylor Western: Using Task Analysis to Teach Independent Living Skills:  Adults with Autism. Supervisors: Copple, Swift. Completed 5/14.
  • Emily Zimmerman: What is that smell? The impact of smell on memory. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/14.

 

2012-13

  • Sara Arrellano: Movement and speech:  The relationship between s/z production and gross motor flexion. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/13.
  • Alyssa de la Garza: A picture is worth a thousand words: Emoticons and written language interpretation across generations. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/13.
  • Shannon Evans: The iPad as an AAC device: Targeting Proloquo2Go. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/13.
  • Victoria Flores: The efficacy of using the "Speech Buddy" for articulation therapy. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/13. 2013 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Andrew Gallegos: Reading comprehension and meta-linguistics:  A search for correlations. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/13.
  • Lindsay Garber: How do distinctive features of sign language help pre-school children and adults learn and retain the language?  A comparative study. Supervisors: Wilkerson. Completed 5/13.
  • Shanna Headstream: What good is therapy?  Comparing caregiver and clinical perception of services. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/13.
  • Krystal Menchaca Herrera: A blessing in disguise:  A special look at figurative language comprehension. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/13.
  • Millysa Lawrence: The immediate effects of drinking water and caffeine on voice. Supervisors: Weems. Completed 5/13. 2013 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Megan Cummings LeBoeuf: The efficacy of simplified EPG palate design in displaying adults' tongue-palate contact patterns during correct production of the /l/ phonemes. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/13. 2013 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Ana Mancilla: Pacifier use and s/z phoneme placement. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/13.
  • Karen Maytorena: Metalinguistics and executive functions:  The advantages of code-switching and bilingualism. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/13.
  • Natalie Moctezuma: Purified water versus flavored water: The effects of laryngeal desiccation and subsequent hydration treatment. Supervisors: Weems. Completed 5/13.
  • Kekoa Morgan: Communication and texting: Pragmatic differences. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/13.
  • Lisa Perez: TBA. Supervisor: Million. Completed 5/13.
  • Jessica Ritchie: Effects of speech noise on listening comprehension in elementary students. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/13. 2013 Research Conference Poster Winner. 2013 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Tanisha Rucker Aday: Levelers vs. CDIS undergraduates: Is there an effect on graduate academic success?. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/13. 2013 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Danielle St. Amand: Verbal mediation vs. scripting:  Comparing visual and verbal strategies in teaching and learning statistics. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/13.
  • Victoria Stamadianos: Are speech disorders educationally relevant? An example from fluency. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/13.
  • Erin Taylor: What are you looking at? Mean length of eye contact during story retell tasks: Norms for speakers ages 5:0 to adults. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 05/13. 2013 Research Conference Poster Winner.


2011-12

  • Celeste Alaniz: Assessing Limited English Speaking children: A comparative study of the World-Class Instructional Design Assessment (WIDA) and the New Mexico Standard Base Assessment (NMSBA) in measuring English proficiency. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/12.
  • Abbie Allen: Hodson's vs. FONEMZ®: Which works better? Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/12.
  • Brianna Carolan: Same language, different meaning: A Comparison of speech-language pathologists' and English teachers' analysis of writing. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/12. 2012 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Ramona Madril: Picture cards vs. iPad: Which works better? Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/12.
  • Margaret Hanlon: Making sense of what they read: Establishing a link between oral language and reading comprehension. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/12. 2012 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Briana Hendrix: Parents as therapists: Effective language intervention providers? Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/12. 2012 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Elisabeth Hogue: The effect of sleep deprivation on receptive/expressive language skills. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/12.
  • Elisa Lucero: The relationship between auditory and visual memory in adults. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/12. 2012 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Jessica Maldonado: Standardized language assessment in bilingual Spanish-English speaking children. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/12.
  • Viva McKenzie: The Mozart Effect: The relationship between Mozart ‘s sonata and reading comprehension. Supervisor: Million. Completed 5/12.
  • Katherine Million: Language through movement: Motor based therapy versus traditional therapy. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/12.
  • Lacy Plummer: Flexion and speech: Will gross motor movement improve /r/ production? Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/12. 2012 Research Conference Poster Winner and 2012 Research Conference Presentation Winner.
  • Sophia Vega: Shared book reading and phonological awareness. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/12. 2012 Research Conference Poster Winner.
  • Zarina Yusufov: Hearing impairment: The effects of hearing impairment on social interactions of adolescents. Supervisor: Million. Completed 5/12.

 

2010-11

  • Robin Caton: Phonemic awareness and early literacy: Daily reading to 3-7 year-old children. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 2/11.
  • Christal Hatley: The effectiveness of writing strategies in narrative production in 1st and 2nd graders. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 4/11. 2011 Research Conference Winner.
  • Etheline Jose: Navajo, Zuni, and English: A qualitative structuralist comparison of syntax/morphology and semantics. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/11.
  • Alayna LaPrade: Traumatic brain injury: The effects of implementing topics of individual interest in the remediation of executive function, memory, and attention. Supervisor: Swift/Bougie. Status: Completed 3/11.
  • Amber Wyman: Speech-language assessment and intervention with bilingual students. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/11.

 

2009-10

  • Mandy Balderaz, Candance Harris, and Deanna Shovelin: How you talk: Listener perceptions of articulation errors. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/10.
  • Vanessa Castillo: Stuttering therapy and support groups: What works best? Perceptions of Stutterers. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/10.
  • Justine Delgado: Effects of music on reading comprehension: An experimental study. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/10.
  • Jovanna Encinias: Coping with a hearing loss in the classroom: A qualitative case study of a teacher with hearing loss. Supervisor: Million. Completed 5/10.
  • Benina Foley: Stuttering in 2 languages: Prevalence of stuttering characteristics in a Native American-Jemez child. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/10. 2010 Research Conference Winner.
  • Jalaina Foster: Phonemic awareness: Effects on accent modification therapy. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/10.
  • Tiffany Paneral Graham: Oral-motor programs for drooling and phonetic inventory: Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson versus Beckman. Supervisor: Bratcher/Swift. Completed 5/10.
  • Christina Hidalgo: Early literacy: Daily reading and expressive language development in 2 and 3-year-old children. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/10.
  • Tristin Kirkpatrick: Students in speech pathology: A survey of expectations and needs of future graduate students in CDIS. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher/Weems. Completed 5/10.
  • Katherine Lossing: Dialectal differences: A descriptive study of select U.S. dialects. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/10. 2010 Research Conference Winner.
  • Christine McCoy: Caregiver Perspectives: A qualitative redefinition of meaningful relationships and communication in Alzheimer's Disease. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/10.
  • D'Lya Parsons: Listening programs: Does Earobics increase the efficacy of Hodson's Cycles Approach? Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/10.
  • Bonnie Reynolds: B.A. Bar™ - the Speech-Generating Barcode Reader: Effects on speech initiation, imitation attempts, and phonetic inventory. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/10.
  • Valerie Sanchez: Gross and fine motor flexion: The effectiveness of motor-based learning on /s/ and /r/ production. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/10.
  • Louise Seiler: Do selected American popular musical works from 1941-1945 (a.k.a. the World War II Era) played in the background result in a change in the amount of verbal/vocal communication among nursing home resident peers born before 1930? Supervisor: Bird. Completed.
  • Greg Villar: The impact of non-speech oral motor articulation therapy on the phonemes /r/ and /s/. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/10.
  • Denise Wormser: Leveling courses in CDIS: Are you prepared for Graduate School? Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/10.

 

2008-09

  • Bonnie Ballard: Supervisor: Million. Completed 12/09.
  • Amy Bates: What does an SLP do? Perceptions of nurses. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/09.
  • Ashley Canard: Speech characteristics and listener perceptions: Fundamental frequencies. Supervisor: Swift/Weems/Bratcher. Completed 5/09.
  • Kimberly Clark: The relationship of articulation/language disorders to reading and spelling: A case study. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/09.
  • Pia English: Asperger's Revisited: A Biographical Case Study of Tim Page. Supervisor: Bird. Completed 5/09.
  • Renee Garcia: Stuttering in two languages: Prevalence of stuttering characteristics in a Spanish- American adult male. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/09.
  • Stephanie Hammond-Lebsack: Stuttering in two languages: Prevalence of stuttering characteristics in a Chinese-American adult male. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/09. 2009 Research Conference Winner.
  • Sheri Cox-Kovacs Jeffcoat: An EBP meta- analysis of non-speech oral motor efficacy. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/09.
  • Colita Messer: Bridging the gap: A qualitative study on common social semantic themes with geriatric populations. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/09.
  • Caitlin Mock: Perceived vocal effects of firefighting. Supervisor: Swift/Weems/Bratcher. Completed 5/09.
  • Heather Rosson: Speech characteristics and listener perceptions: Geographical differences.. Supervisor: Swift/Weems/Bratcher. Completed 5/09.
  • Ailea Villanueva and Lindsey Broom: The Token, the TAPS, and the CELF: A few correlations. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/09.
  • Michelle Whitehead: Auditory bombardment: Effects on articulation production. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher. Completed 5/09.
  • Rebecca Wise: Prosodic features in normal versus sarcastic speech: A comparison of speech characteristics. Supervisor: Swift/Weems/Bratcher. Completed 5/09.

 

2007-08

  • Bridget Hanks: Diadochokinetic rates: Does this mean anything to you? Supervisor: Swift/Weems/Bratcher. Completed 2/08.
  • Barbara Myers: The PPVT and Language Performance: Some interesting correlations. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher/Weems. Completed 3/08. 2008 Research Conference Winner.

 

2006-07

  • Katherine Casaus: Oral motor therapy: The efficacy of Beckman Exercises on articulation production. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher/Weems. Completed 03/07.
  • Tamara Dengler: Cerebral Palsy: Changes in New Mexico's speech-pathology program curriculum. Supervisor: Bird. Completed 5/07.
  • Anthony Flores: Steven: A Longitudinal Case Study. Supervisor: Bird. Completed 12/06.
  • Ashley Golden: Is a True/False Test stimulus more or less valid than a multiple choice test stimulus? Supervisor: Swift/Weems/Bratcher. Completed 3/07.
  • Tabitha Gore: The role of phonetic/articulation training in auditory discrimination, memory, and phonetic/phonemic processing. Supervisor: Swift/Weems/Bratcher. Completed 3/07.
  • Amy Dawn Hartley: Perceptions of therapy: A survey of elementary, junior, and high school students receiving speech language pathology services. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher/Weems. Completed 5/07. 2007 Research Conference Winner.
  • Kathryn Klepper: Speech recognition/intelligibility differences: A Comparison of PPVT-III performance and reading passage intelligibility when Asian Influenced English and Standard American English are rated by primary Asian language speakers (ESL speakers). Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher/Weems. Completed 2/07.
  • Angie May: Perceived communication characteristics of teens having Asperger Syndrome: A survey of untrained observers. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher/Weems. Completed 4/07.
  • Linda Moya: Lip reading variability: The effects of facial piercing on the lip-reading abilities of persons having hearing loss and persons with normal hearing. Supervisor: Swift/Weems/Bratcher. Completed 2/07.
  • Dejoundla Roberts: Stuttering therapy efficacy across settings. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher/Weems. Completed 5/07.
  • Jessica Sanchez, Maria Sanchez, and Mavrina Sanchez: When do /l/ and /r/ emerge? A descriptive study of developmental norms for children ages 3-0 to 6-6. Supervisor: Swift/Weems/Bratcher. Completed 4/07.
  • Elizabeth Shafer: The effect of AAC on communicative forms in adults having developmental disabilities. Supervisor: Swift/Bratcher/Weems. Completed 03/07.
  • Sherry Thain: A comparison of verbal reinforcements and tangible reinforcements: The geriatric population. Supervisor: Bird. Completed 5/07.
  • Allyson Warrick: The role of phonetic/articulation training in novel sound production. Supervisor: Swift/Weems/Bratcher. Completed 4/07.

 

2005-06

  • Breanne Black: Vocal fatigue: The effectiveness of daily vocal warm-ups for reducing perceived vocal fatigue in early elementary teachers. Supervisor: Weems/Swift. Completed 5/06.
  • Mariola Clark: Speech recognition/intelligibility differences: A comparison of PPVT-III performance and reading passage intelligibility when discriminating Spanish Influenced English (SpIE) and Standard American English (SAE) productions. Supervisor: Swift/Weems. Completed 12/05.
  • Ashley Colston: Contrasting therapy schedules: Frequency versus duration of intervention. Supervisor: Swift/Weems. Completed 12/05.
  • Tiffany Huizenga and Johnna Garcia: Lights, Sound, Action! The effects of auditory and visual memory/coding skills on repetition tasks, following directions, and phonemic sequencing. Supervisor: Swift/Weems. Completed 04/06. 2006 Research Conference Winner.
  • Karen Lopez Walker: Augmentative-Alternative Communication in public school classrooms: A survey of knowledge and needs of general and special education teachers. Supervisor: Swift/Weems. Completed 04/06.
  • Jennifer Martinez: Articulation, language, and reading: The relationship between phonological processing ability scores and articulation/language production. Supervisor: Swift/Weems. Completed 04/06.
  • Tonya Rush: Moving ForWord: A computer generated school based language learning program. Supervisor: Bratcher. Completed 03/06.
  • Corey Walker: Restricting clinician speech: The effects of decreased therapist MLU and verbal narration on script therapy efficacy. Supervisor: Swift/Weems. Completed 04/06.
  • Robin Woodbury Pickering: Therapeutic horsemanship: Effectiveness in facilitating increased communication initiations. Supervisor: Swift/Weems. Completed 04/06.

 

2004-05

  • Janice Baca-Lujan: Educating caregivers of children with visual impairments about speech and language development: A case study. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 12/04.
  • Heidi J. Blackwell: The effects of behavior modification on adolescent language delays: Can reinforcement/punishment improve conversational maintenance/regulation and decrease conversational echolalia? Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/05. 2005 Research Conference Winner.
  • Mandy McDaniel: Articulation intervention efficacy: A comparison of multiple phoneme and cycles approaches. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 5/05.
  • Melissa Pacheco: Do distractions and/or competing tasks influence an individual's word finding abilities? The effects of competing stimuli and distraction on word finding speed and accuracy. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 4/05.
  • Joanne Payne: Learning American Sign Language: The impact of auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning styles on student performance. Supervisor: Swift. Completed 11/04.

 


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