Student Research

Master’s Theses

Lacey Donofrio

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bulletLacey completed a project investigating teaching the relational concept “on” to children who use AAC. Her study utilized an animated scene and direct instruction methods to teach the concept.
bullet Lacey graduated with a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Ohio University in August, 2007.

Jackie Strauss

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bulletJackie completed experimental study examining the effect of animated feedback on assisting typically developing children to locate verbs within a visual scene. She found that children perform well without animated feedback, when the concepts are appropriately embedded within the scene.
bullet Jackie graduated with a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Ohio University in December, 2007.

Laura Dempsey

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bulletLaura’s project examined the effect of exposure to personal narratives written by an individual with disabilities on the attitude of fifth grade students towards children who require AAC.
bullet Laura graduated with a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Ohio University in August, 2008.

Julia Smith

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bulletJulia completed a project which aimed to discover the joint attention abilities and behaviors of beginning communicators when the postion of an AAC device is altered in a one to one interaction.
bullet Julia graduated with a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Ohio University in August, 2008.