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  • 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 ...
  • Adult preferences between two symbol sets: comparing boardmaker and overboard 

    Tsai, Meng-Ju; Scherz, Julie W.; Bronston, Stephanie; Paden, Rebecca (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2007-04-27)
    The present study was designed to determine whether significant differences existed in typical adults in the preferences across two symbol sets (Boardmaker® or Overboard®) frequently displayed on the augmentative and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Communication opportunities provided to children with special needs: preliminary data 

    Tsai, Meng-Ju; Scherz, Julie W. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2007-04-27)
    Five toddler classrooms were observed two times each to gather information about communication opportunities provided to children with developmental disabilities. 288 10-second blocks were observed during four types of ...
  • Determining optimal Spanish words for inclusion in assessments that evaluate children’s phonological patterns 

    Prezas, Raúl Francisco; Hodson, Barbara Williams, 1937- (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2007-04-27)
    A critical need exists for unbiased speech/language assessment instruments for all children, but especially for children who speak a language other than English (e.g., Spanish). According to the National Clearinghouse for ...
  • Do babies increase vocabulary by viewing baby media? 

    Carlson, Tara; Strattman, Kathy H. (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2008-04-25)
    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that children under two years of age not watch TV or other electronic screens; however, the number of videos targeted at this age group continues to increase. Marketers claim ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • High school students’ orthographic fast-mapping abilities 

    Scott, Christine M.; Apel, Kenn (Wichita State University. Graduate School., 2005-04-22)
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...