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Recent Dissertations & Theses

Ph.D. Graduates

Name Disertation Title Mentor Year
Sunjung Kim Investigating graph comprehension in students with dyslexia. Dr. Lombadino & Dr. Cowles 2012
Sarah E. Key-DeLyria Executive function and language comprehension in traumatic brain injury. Dr. Altmann 2011
Heeyoung Park Processing speed deficits in young adults with developmental dyslexia. Dr. Lombardino & Dr. Altmann 2011
Christina Del Toro The Effects of Feature Type on Semantic Priming of Picture Naming in Normal Speakers. Dr. Kendall 2010
Sue Ann Eidson Predictive Indicators of Reading Skills in Three and Four Year old Children Dr. Lombardino
2010
Susan Leon Verbal Creative Processing in Young and Older Adults Dr. Leslie Gonzalez-Rothi
2010
Jill S. McClung Effect of note-taking training on note fidelity and recall in healthy older adults. Dr. Rosenbek & Dr. Altmann 2010
Teresa Pitts Airway Protection in Healthy and Disease Dr. Sapienza
2010
Amy Rodriguez Semantic-Motor Representations: Effects on Language and Motor Production Dr. Reilly
2010
Yvonne Rogalski Levels of Processing Effects on Text Memory in Older Adults Dr. Reilly
2010
Rebecca Wiseheart The Effects of Phonological Representation on Ran Speed Across Two Stages of Reading Development Dr. Lombardino
2010
Kristin Johnston Music Perception of Hearing Impaired Listeners: Effects of Hearing Aid Settings and Personality Factors Dr. Hall
2009
Jin Park Effects of Prosody-Altered Feedback on Stuttering Frequency and Related Speech Behaviors Dr. Logan
2009
Sona Patel Acoustic Correlates of Emotions Perceived from Suprasegmental Cues in Speech Dr. R. Shrivastav
2009
Michelle Troche Attentional Resource Allocation and Swallow Function in Parkinson’s Disease Dr. Sapienza
2009
Christine Carmichael Effects of Neuromotor Electrical Stimulation Intensity and Bolus Size on Hyoid Movement Dr. Sapienza
2008
Anuja Chhabra Impact of Expiratory Muscle Strength Training on Cortical Excitability of the Lateral Abdominal Musculature Dr. Sapienza
2008
Jungjun Park Characteristics of Phonological Processing, Reading, Oral Language and Auditory Processing Skills of Children with Mild-to-Moderate Sensorineural Hearing Loss Dr. Lombardino
2008
Erin Silverman Combined Modality Treatment of Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia Dr. Sapienza
2007
Jaeock Kim Physiological Effects of Expiratory Muscle Strength Training with the Sedentary Elderly; Pulmonary, Cough, Swallow, and Speech Functions Dr. Sapienza
2007
Andrew John The Role of Clinically Applicable Temporal Resolution and Working Memory Tests in Prediction of Speech Perception and Hearing Handicap Dr. Hall
2007
Nicole Kreisman Psychosocial Status Of Children With Auditory Processing Disorder Dr. Hall 2007
James Sheehan FM Systems in Places of Worship Dr. Griffiths 2007
Nadia Abdulhaq Speech Perception Test For Jordanian-Arabic Speaking Children Dr. Griffiths 2006
Lynnette Bardolf Divided Attention, Perception and Auditory Recall Dr. Griffiths 2006
Claudia Morelli Choosing Remediation Targets For Naming Deficits in Alzheimer Disease: Effects of Typicality Dr. Altmann 2006
Cynthia Puranik Expository Writing Skills in Elementary School Children From Third through Sixth Grades and Contributions of Short-Term and Working Memory Dr. Lombardino 2006
Karen Wheeler Comparison of Normal Discrete Swallows, Mendelsohn Maneuver, Effortful Swallow, and Expiratory Pressure Threshold Tasks in Healthy Adults Dr. Sapienza 2006
Anne Marie Cimino Interhemispheric Transfer of Praxis Information Using Probable Alheizmer’s Disease As A Model for Disconnection Apraxia Dr. L. Gonzalez Rothi 2005
Sally Ann Giess Effectiveness of a Multisensory, Orton-Gillingham Influenced Approach to Reading Intervention for High School Students with Reading Disability Dr. Lombardino 2005
Ahmad Saleem Expiratory Muscle Strength Training in Patients With Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease: Effects of Pulmonary, Cough and Swallowing Functions Dr. Rosenbek and Dr. Sapienza 2005
Cynthia Core Phonological Awareness Skills in Kindergarten Children With and Without Phonological Impairment Dr. Lombardino 2004
Gerianne Gilligan The Influence of Native Language Skills on Foreign Language Learning: Phonological, Orthographic and Semantic Contributions Dr. Lombardino 2004
Judith Wingate Treatment Outcomes for Professional Voice Users Dr. Sapienza 2004
Susan Baker Expiratory Muscle Training and DeTraining: Effects of Cough and Speech Production Dr. Sapienza 2003
Sherri Smith Acknowledgement of Hearing Loss by Older Adults Dr. Kricos 2003
Jaumeiko Brown The Efficacy of the Language, Learning, and Literacy Diagnostic Assessment(L3) in Differentiating Children’s Language and Literacy Skills in Preschool – FirstGrade Dr. Lombardino 2002
Mary Gorham Glottal Airflow Characteristics of Adult Men and Women As a Function of Age and Intensity Level Dr. Sapienza 2002
Brian Kreisman The Effects of Simulated Reverberation on The Speech-Perception Abilities of Listeners with Normal Hearing Dr. Crandell 2002
Michelle S. Lewis Speech Perception in Noise: Directional Microphones Versus Frequency Modulation (FM) Systems Dr. Crandell 2002

Masters Graduates

Name Thesis Title Mentor Year
Sarah Funderburke Effects of Interdisciplinary Choral Singing Therapy On The Voice And Swallowing Function of Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease Dr. Sapienza & Dr. Wingate 2012
Allison Mofsky In The Application of The Functional Oral Intake Scale in Head and Neck Cancer. Dr. Crary & Dr. Mann 2012
Iomi Patten Training Japanese L1 Speakers in American English L2 Production of the Phoneme /r/ Using visual Biofeedbacking in the Form of a Spectrogram: A Preliminary Study Dr. Edmonds & Dr. Wingate 2012
Traci Reynolds A comparison of techniques for the measurement of intelligibility in hypokinetic dysarthria. Dr. R. Shrivastav 2012
Joshua Troche Hierarchical organization of abstract nouns: Implications for neurolinguistic theory. Dr. Reilly 2012
Stacey Herlofsky Thematic role priming of related verbs: Effects of multiple primes. Dr. Edmonds 2011
Helena Laciuga The Effects of Expiratory Muscle Strength Training on blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen saturation in health adults. Dr. Sapienza 2011
Michelle Babb Generalization and Error Trends in Two Participants with Moderate-Severe Aphasia Following Verb Network Strengthening Treatment Dr. Edmonds
2009
Betsy Gill Attitudes of rural Kenyans towards speech and language disorders and therapy.  Dr. Edmonds
 2009
Jordan Ginsburg Effects of Parent Training on the Active Engagement of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Dr. Johnson
2009
Irene Huebner Effects of EMST on Respiratory Events in Parkinson’s Disease Dr. Sapienza
2009
Sarah Mizrahi Verb and Thematic Roles Priming in Younger and Older Adults: Implications for Semantic Processing Dr. Edmonds
2009
Maria Nieto Quintero Data Analysis of Accuracy and Errors Across Proficiency Groups on an Object and Action Dr. Edmonds
2009
Cameron Carden Language and Emergent Literacy in Preschoolers with Early Cochlear Implantation Dr. Lombardino
2008
Megan Ferguson Selective Grammatical Impairments Across Spoken and Written Modalities in Three Persons with Aphasia Dr. Edmonds
2008
Jonathan Wilson The Nature and Prevalance of Alexia with Aphasia Dr. Altmann
2008
Jenna Silver Bilingual Phonetic Access in Speech Perception Dr. Harnsberger
2007
Christina Del Toro Changes in Grammatical Aspects of Aphasic Discourse After Contrasting Treatments Dr. Altmann
2006
Mario Landera Effects of Spectral Slope on Perceived Breathiness in Vowels Dr. R. Shrivastav
2006
Michelle Troche Effects of bolus consistency on timing and safety of swallow in Parkinson’s
disease.
Dr. Sapienza
2006
Vuday Nandur Performance of “Gale” With Semantically Neutral Sentences Dr. Blischak
2003
Karen Wheeler Predictability of the Voice Handicap Index Relative To Acoustic Measure of Voice Dr. Sapienza
2003
Jaumeiko Brown The Efficacy of the Language, Learning, and Literacy Diagnostic Assessment(L3) in Differentiating Children’s Language and Literacy Skills in Preschool – FirstGrade Dr. Lombardino
 2002
Stephanie Charnam Intraoral Air Pressure During the Valsaliva Maneuver Dr. Brown
2002