This collection includes theses, dissertations, and professional papers from the University of Montana Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. Theses, dissertations, and professional papers from all University of Montana departments and programs may be searched here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Caregiver Perspectives: A Phenomenological Study of Group Education During an Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program, Maggie Colstad

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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PATIENT-REPORTED VARIABLES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUCCESS OF BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION FOR PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC COUGH, Bridget Loomis

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A BRIEF BUT INTENSIVE LANGUAGE-LITERACY INTERVENTION FOR AN ADOLESCENT, Minako I. May

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EFFICACY OF THREE BACKWARD MASKING SIGNALS, Robert David Sears

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Preschool Writing Instruction: Modeling the Writing Stages, Shelby Swant

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Neuroplasticity, Dosage, and Repetition Priming Effects in Individuals with Stroke-Induced Aphasia, Jenna Ray Griffin

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A Comparison of Lexical Inferencing Skills in Third-, Fourth-, and Fifth-Grade Students, Noelle Angeline Jones

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The Effect of Clinician-Related Variables on Decision-Making in Dysphagia Practice, Melissa Colleen Murphy

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Prophylactic-Dysphagia Intervention for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer Receiving Chemoradiation Therapy, Shanna Lee Stack

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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RELIABILITY OF PROXY RESPONDENTS WHO REPORT COMMUNICATIVE PARTICIPATION FOR PERSONS WITH APHASIA, Megan Rose Eandi

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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DYSPHAGIA TREATMENT PLANNING: ASSESSING CLINICIANS’ TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON MODIFIED BARIUM SWALLOW STUDY REPORTS, Jennifer Dawn Danielson

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The Effects of Modeled Writing on Early Literacy Development in Preschool Children, Bethany M. Froehlich Collins

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PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS SKILL OF SEGMENTING IN BILINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH SPEAKING 4- AND 5-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN, Kate Lorraine McKay

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A COMPARISON OF METADISCOURSE MARKERS AND WRITING QUALITY IN ADOLESCENT WRITTEN NARRATIVES, Susan Gold Sanford

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Stimulus effects on loudness discomfort levels and selecting a hearing aid fitting matrix, Lisa Judge

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

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Communication assessment of the very young child (0-2 years), Laura S. Crandall

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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Use of flexible fiberoptic nasendoscopy (FFN) for the purpose of laryngeal examination with the voice disordered population., Katherine A. Cody

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Effects of regional dialect on the word recognition scores of children using the phonetically balanced kindergarten test and the nonsense syllable test, Michael Crews

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Attitudes of parents of preschool children toward parental participation in speech therapy and attitudes of parents of school-age children: A comparison, Angela Critchell

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Concurrent validity for the normal hearing population on the Total Communication Receptive Vocabulary Test (TCRVT) with the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised Form M (PPVT-R-M), Kristy J. Delaney

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Assessment of the views and qualifications of educational interpreters for the hearing impaired in Fairfax County in Virginia., Mary Ann. Duffy

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Study of information shared between children with cleft lip and/or palate and their care-givers with regard to the cleft condition and its treatment, Jodie L. Egosque

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Effectiveness of supplemental parent training in hearing aid listening checks, Terris E. Foust

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Differences in levels of importance placed on components of a vocal hygiene program between teachers of singing and speech pathologists, Hali Jeanne Hanna

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Comparison of actual versus prescribed gain for school-aged, hearing-impaired children, Nancy M. Hohler

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Effectiveness of an FM system on a preschool hearing-impaired child's story comprehension during storytime, Melissa Ann Janigo

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Survey of state licensing and education agency regulation of speech-language pathology paraprofessionals' registration and training, Mary McCormick Keeney

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Importance of investigating phonetic and phonological parameters in children with repaired cleft lip and palate., Allison R. MacDonald

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Generalization of categorization skills in language learning disabled children, Janet Elizabeth McLellan

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Response errors by normal hearing listeners on the Maryland CNC Test, Sherrin F. Richardson

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To REUR, RECD, or simply NAL| A comparison of three methods of ordering 2 cc coupler gain for hearing aids, Linda Jean Scarlett-Hauck

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Survey of attitudes toward interdisciplinary cooperation in public school special service personnel in Great Falls Montana, Steven J. Short

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Vision screening and its importance for hearing-impaired students., Kathleen B. Thomas

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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Measurement of interobserver reliability and concurrent validity for the Play Assessment Scale, Kari Lee Altenhofen

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Educational re-entry for brain injured children., Grazia G. Bersan

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Effect of word recognition as measured by the Maryland CNC word lists on the relationship between the spondee recognition threshold and pure tone threshold data, Melia Hayes Biedscheid

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EMG biofeedback in the treatment of hyperfunctional voice disorders, Angela Bosma

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Contribution of writing on the effectiveness of language therapy for hearing-impaired children, Julie Hanson Brooks

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An analysis of normal adults' semantic judgments of picture associations, Stephanie Tara Donaldson

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Perception and production of English speech contrasts by bilingual children from Spanish-dominant backgrounds, Karen M. Gideon

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Speech and language training for the hearing-impaired using the auditory-verbal approach., Catherine B. Lebahn

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Hearing aid candidates' perceptions on amplification systems| A pre-fitting to post-fitting anaylsis, Jamie A. Small

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The McGurk illusion: A study of bimodal speech perception, Manisha Thakkar-Willms

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Stroke rehabilitation : a counseling approach with families., Thelma Elaine. Wall

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The failure rate of hearing screening among migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Montana during the 1988 season, Yusnita Purnomohadi Weirather

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

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Assessment of the effectiveness of in-service training regarding the care and maintenance of hearing aids to personnel of health care facilities, Mary Eve Bakula

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Augmentative communication : assessment intervention and follow-up protocols., Kathryn M. Conroy

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Solano County normative values for The WORD Test ages 11 years-6 months to 13 years-11 months and a comparison with published normative values, Marianne Bruder Duncan

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A comparison of performance by hearing-impaired children on two measures of receptive vocabulary, Rachel J. Glazer

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Assessing the applicability of the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised to Montana Flathead Indian Reservation children, Lori Ann Hanson

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Effects of a client carrier phrase response on the talkback response mode reliability of examiners, Phyllis Ng

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Students with communication difficulties in master level speech-language pathology programs : prevalence academic and clinical progress and related program policies, Harold Rock Pederson

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Measurement of the validity and reliability of hearing aid listening checks as performed by speech-language pathologists, Patrice M. Tourne

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Effects of contralateral masking on the summating and action potentials in humans during electrocochleography, Peter K. Wightman

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

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Comparison of estimated and actual data concerning time allocation and caseloads of public school speech/language clinicians, Emilie M. Brown

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Otitis media and its developmental effects on young children, Dawn M. Gibbs

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Communication appraisal in dementia of the Alzheimer's type, Raelene A. Hall

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Teaching American Sign Language to hearing adults using handshapes or semantic category groupings : which method will result in the most retention?, Janis E. Hayes-Strom

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Speech-language abilities in Rett syndrome., Carol Henighan

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Identification of target populations for educational hearing screening programs, Sheila Marie Miller

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Study of the validity and reliability of the Rastronics CCI-10| With emphasis on probe tube placement and the effects of Select-A-Vents, Roseann Moffatt

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Status of objective evaluation of the velopharyngeal mechanism in Montana, Mary Pat Schilly

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Communication impairments following right hemisphere brain damage., Kathleen D. Sims

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Media and intelligibility influences on whole word broad phonetic transcription reliability, Alice Elizabeth Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 1986

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Investigation of the perception of tone quality changes during conventional tone decay test procedures with normally hearing human subjects, Anne M. Cook

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Comparison of auditory brainstem response wave amplitude utilizing a multi-channel recording with noncephalic and cephalic reference electrode placement, Kristy Layne Foss

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Cochlear implants| The audiologist's role, Jill E. King

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Combined effects of modeling and metaconversational instruction on the conversational skills of learning disabled children., Nancy Monteith

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Wave III and V latency differences in ipsilateral and contralateral recordings as a function of stimulus polarity in normal adult females, Nancy Murray

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Respiration training: A case study., Tina Shaffer-Sleyster

Theses/Dissertations from 1985

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Introduction to electronystagmography, Ellen T. Benedict

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Early speech and language intervention and the relationship to later academic progress, Sally Ann Chisholm

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Comparison of reading scores in junior high students with and without histories of middle ear disease (otitis media), Lisa Cooney

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The effect of parent remediation on parent-child interaction., Prudence Cromwell

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Temporal Integration of Auditory Signals for Various Binaural Phase Conditions., Ruth A. Fugleberg

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A Planning framework for interagency cooperation for the hearing impaired, Debra J. Haider

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Children's articulatory inconsistencies in relation to listener response, Ella Inglebret

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The development of idiom comprehension in normally developing and language-deficient children, Glenn Albert Johnson

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Speech results and associated findings following pharyngeal flap surgery in an established state craniofacial disorders program, Maureen Patricia McMahon

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Planning treatment for language-disordered children| Target selection, Jamie J. Ruffatto

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Evaluation of a school hearing screening program in terms of cost-accuracy measures, Carol Stewart Scott

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Dyslexia : a deficit in verbal processing., Michelle Shue

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Visual field defects and aphasia testing : a proposed adaptation of the Boston diagnostic aphasia examination., Laura L. Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 1984

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Shared management : a review of service delivery options for the speech and language pathologist in the schools., Vicki L. Andre

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Electromagnetic characteristics of the Staggered Spondaic Word Test, Holli J. Bell

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Use of phonological processes in children learning English as a first language and in Hmong children learning English as a second language, Linda J. Briggs

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Conversational control in non-impaired speakers using augmentative communication systems., Lynn D. Farrier

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Fragile X syndrome : speech and language characteristics, Cynthia K. Gassett

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Speech obturators| A viable approach to the treatment of velopharnygeal insufficiency, Karen Hart

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Conveyance of sentence-types by alaryngeal speakers, Elizabeth J. Jackson

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Comparison of an on-line procedure for MLU calculation with the traditional MLU procedure., Kari L. Morris

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Effects of stimulus repetition rate on the brainstem auditory evoked potentials as a function of frequency at near-threshold levels, Michelle Anne Ruguleiski

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Performance of Blackfeet Indian children on the Fluharty Preschool Speech and Language Screening Test, Margaret I. Strobbe

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Preschoolers' reactions to puppets displaying normal, stuttered, and phonologically delayed speech patterns, Ann M. Swanson

Theses/Dissertations from 1983

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Identification of affectively intoned speech in a group of right hemisphere brain-damaged patients using audio vs. audio-visual stimuli., Paula Avallone

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3001| A word-recognition odyssey, Barbara J. Cormack

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Perceptual salience in the Test for Auditory Comprehension of Language, Debra L. Croghan

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Bacterial meningitis and hearing loss in children., Joan M. Gerharter

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Influence of speech sample size on opportunities of sound segments in connected speech samples produced by phonologically disordered children, Judy A. Lawson

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A preliminary investigation into certain developmental aspects of young children's comprehension of phrasal verbs, Alisa E. Rich