Recent Submissions

  • The 'hidden' injuries in military personnel and the potential implications for speech therapy 

    Spradlin, Morgan A. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
    The prevalence of mild traumatic brain injury military personnel is receiving national attention. This study focused on a review of the literature from government and military hospital sources relative to the identification ...
  • Using ipad games to observe executive functioning strategies in typical adults 

    Roberts, Nicole (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
    Limited empirical evidence is available for the use of iPads in speech and language therapy. To exercise evidence based methods in clinical practice, the study sought to investigate how users of the iPad integrate planning, ...
  • A normative study on wideband tympanometry and energy reflectance in human ears: effects of repetitive measurements 

    Burdiek, Laina (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
    The hearing organ includes the outer, middle, and inner ear. The middle ear transfers sounds into the inner. Wideband energy reflectance (ER) is a new clinical procedure that assesses middle ear function. It gives information ...
  • Facilitating literacy development: A dual language perspective 

    Vaughn, Jennifer S. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2013-05-08)
    With an increasingly bilingual population, children have more opportunities for dual language education. Literacy activities at home have been correlated with reading and writing success; however, helping a child learn ...
  • Enhancing the development of phonological patterns in a 2-year-old child 

    Waller, Katherine; Ellis, Carol (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Most 2-year olds use many words and are understood at least 50% of the time. The child in this case study (age 2 years; 1 month) experienced difficulty communicating because of word omissions and a limited speech sounds ...
  • Maternal and neonatal post partum behaviors related to early breastfeeding 

    Schwanke, Michelle (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    As part of a larger study, two low-risk primigravida (first pregnancy) women who intended to breastfeed and their newborns were audio- and videotaped in the first two hours after delivery. Recordings were analyzed to ...
  • Autism spectrum disorders screening and diagnostic practices: A survey of physicians 

    Rajagopalan, Jagadeesh (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    In 2007, AAP issued a policy statement recommending physicians screen all children for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) two times prior to child’s second birthday. It has been documented, however, that children are not being ...
  • Effects of negative middle-ear pressure on auditory steady state responses: a preliminary study 

    Nguyen, Kieu (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    The auditory steady-state response (ASSR) is a type of auditory evoked potentials, which are electrical activities of the auditory system in the presence of sounds and recorded with electrodes from the scalp. Research has ...
  • English vowel production for Japanese adults: Comparison of two training methods 

    Maeda, Masako (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    American English vowels are challenging for non-native speakers of English, because the vowels’ articulation is generally difficult to observe and describe. Although a computer has been applied for language learning, human ...
  • Scholarship of teaching: What do PhD students know? 

    Ellis, Carol; Crumrine, Daiquirie (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    The development of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is essential to foster learning for all students and to enhance the practice and profession of teaching. Little is known about the knowledge PhD students ...
  • Effects of body position and vision on speech understanding 

    Dorsey, Erica M.; Stone, Kayla (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Twenty-four young adults with normal hearing, vision and balance completed the BKN-SIN Test under four conditions: Sitting versus standing with eyes open versus blindfolded. Subjects’ SNR-50 scores did not differ significantly ...
  • A preliminary investigation of eye-gaze patterns on fast-mapping abilities of children with ASD 

    Crumrine, Daiquirie; Owens, Justin W.; Adams, Megan; Salamone, Lindsay (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Research has suggested that during storybook reading children’s eye-gaze is primarily on the picture versus the text. Further research with written fast-mapping (FM) indicates that children acquire orthographic images ...
  • Preliminary investigation of the speech productions of children with hearing loss 

    Braeuer, Ashley D. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2010-04-23)
    Children with severe hearing loss (HL) generally experience considerable difficulty developing intelligible speech. Most investigators have analyzed individual sound productions (e.g., /f/ as being totally correct or ...
  • Speech-language pathologists' self-assessment of knowledge regarding medications to treat behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder. 

    Crumrine, Daiquirie; Self, Trisha L.; Hale, LaDonna S. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are often prescribed medications to help control self-injurious behaviors, aggression, compulsive behaviors, and hyperactivity. Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) should be ...
  • A preliminary exploration of patient satisfaction and recall based on recursive frame analysis methods 

    Sechtem, Phillip R.; Scherz, Julie W.; DiLollo, Anthony (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Created by Bradford Keeney, Recursive Frame Analysis allows for in-depth analysis of communicative events. Specifically, RFA has been applied to "therapeutic talk" involving various types of clinical scenarios. The goal ...
  • Tympanometric measures in human ears with negative middle-ear pressure. 

    Harader, Jason; Sun, Xiao-Ming (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Tympanometry is a physiological measurement of the acoustic admittance in sound transmission through the ear canal and middle ear and has been widely used in audiology as an objective and non-invasive means to determine ...
  • Peer review of teachers: are they useful? 

    Maeda, Masako; Sechtem, Phillip R.; Scudder, Rosalind Regier (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Peer reviews of teachers are formal evaluations of faculty members performed by colleagues and peers in their college or university for promotion, tenure, and salary adjustment purposes. They are also used for development ...
  • Potential relationships between learning styles and memory strategies 

    Coiner, Christina Pearl; Scherz, Julie W. (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Memory strategies are often taught by speech language pathologists to individuals with memory impairments. Information about the relationship between memory strategies and individual differences could provide better direction ...
  • Which way are you looking? Establishing eye-direction detection in children with autism spectrum disorders 

    Hathorn, Lesley; Santry, Kristi; Self, Trisha L.; Conrad, Terese (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) lack the ability to share attention with others. This is a key symptom for diagnosing an ASD. The inability to reference the joint attention of another negatively impacts a ...
  • Free-time leisure activities 

    Schrag, Kylea (Wichita State University. Graduate School, 2009-05-01)
    While literacy continues to be important during the secondary school years, motivation to read in middle school declines [1, 2, 3, 4]. There is little research on adolescents free-time activities that could include reading ...

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