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Language Sampling Methods For Early Adolescents With Specific Language Impairment, Anna Mckay Apr 2019

Language Sampling Methods For Early Adolescents With Specific Language Impairment, Anna Mckay

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

One essential component of clinical practice in the field of speech-language pathology is eliciting language to assess an individual’s communication abilities. Language becomes more sophisticated during the adolescent stage of development, particularly in the areas of vocabulary and complexity of sentence structures used. The current protocols used to evaluate adolescents are limited in their ability to elicit and analyze language samples, resulting in decreased effectiveness of identifying adolescents with language disorders. Preliminary data was collected at Western Kentucky University in 2018 regarding a new language sampling technique, the Dixit Method (DM), to elicit more lexically diverse language than standard ...


Finding Hope In Chaos: The Development Of A Tool To Identify Key Factors That College Students Use To Effectively Deal With Adversity, Joetta Harlow Kelly Oct 2018

Finding Hope In Chaos: The Development Of A Tool To Identify Key Factors That College Students Use To Effectively Deal With Adversity, Joetta Harlow Kelly

Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to identify techniques that could be developed into a resource for counselors and other professionals who assist college students in dealing effectively with adversity. In a series of four surveys, 200 people were asked to participate. These included professional counselors and ministers both on and off campus, as well as directors in Student Affairs, such as those in student support services and student life. To accomplish this, questionnaires were developed to identify and allow for tabulation of the counseling techniques most commonly used for students dealing with adversity by those working with college students ...


Doctor [Career Paper], Aquilah Hussain Alsadiq Apr 2018

Doctor [Career Paper], Aquilah Hussain Alsadiq

Undergraduate Research Award

No abstract provided.


Effectiveness Of Autism Education In Accredited Dental Hygiene Programs, Stephanie M. Riehn Apr 2018

Effectiveness Of Autism Education In Accredited Dental Hygiene Programs, Stephanie M. Riehn

Dissertations

The increase in the prevalence of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has increased dramatically over the last few decades, causing an increase in the exposure of dental professionals to patients with the disorder in a clinical setting.

The purpose of this study is to understand the influence of the licensed dental hygienists’ professional attitude towards treating a patient with ASD, and the level of accommodations provided to patients with ASD during a routine dental visit, based on the amount of knowledge provided about the disorder during an accredited dental hygiene program. Survey data were collected from 78 registered ...


Analyzing The Efficiency Of Reforestation Efforts In Regaining Carbon Storage In A Costa Rican Cloud Forest, Elvin Irihamye Mar 2018

Analyzing The Efficiency Of Reforestation Efforts In Regaining Carbon Storage In A Costa Rican Cloud Forest, Elvin Irihamye

Student Research Conference Select Presentations

Forests hold an important place in offsetting carbon emissions, absorbing nearly 40 percent of man-made fossil fuel emissions every year. Over the last 100 years, the effects of deforestation have crippled our forest’s ability to store excess carbon, leading to drastic atmospheric change. Efforts to regrow deforested forests have increased rapidly to address issues like climate change. There is thus a need to analyze current efforts at regaining carbon storage, a critical component to maintaining atmospheric homeostasis. Accordingly, we traveled to the Cloudbridge Nature Reserve in San Gerardo, Costa Rica to aggregate data on the carbon storage capabilities across ...


Cec Newsletter (Fall 2017), Mary Lloyd Moore Oct 2017

Cec Newsletter (Fall 2017), Mary Lloyd Moore

CEC Publications

Topics include:

-Summer CDC Interships

-Special Needs Expo

-Special Needs Summit

-Autism Family Fun Day


Nursing [Career Paper], Tradesha Chatman Oct 2017

Nursing [Career Paper], Tradesha Chatman

Undergraduate Research Award

No abstract provided.


How I Learned To Communicate My Inner Life With Asperger’S: Ted Talk Annotated Resource List, Meghan Rice Oct 2017

How I Learned To Communicate My Inner Life With Asperger’S: Ted Talk Annotated Resource List, Meghan Rice

Undergraduate Research Award

No abstract provided.


Cec Newsletter (Spring 2017), Mary Lloyd Moore, Executive Director Apr 2017

Cec Newsletter (Spring 2017), Mary Lloyd Moore, Executive Director

CEC Publications

No abstract provided.


Teaching Assistant [Career Paper], Madelynn Williams Apr 2017

Teaching Assistant [Career Paper], Madelynn Williams

Undergraduate Research Award

No abstract provided.


The Incredible Inventions Of Intuitive Ai: Ted Talk Annotated Resource List, Dylan Duckworth Apr 2017

The Incredible Inventions Of Intuitive Ai: Ted Talk Annotated Resource List, Dylan Duckworth

Undergraduate Research Award

No abstract provided.


Colors In The World Of Healing", Jordan Mcroberts Apr 2017

Colors In The World Of Healing", Jordan Mcroberts

Student Research Conference Select Presentations

Color has many places in the world. The human body and mind react to color in a way that is hard to explain. It is sometimes so subtle we may not even notice it. In this physician office’s design, color is picked out and placed to promote health and wellness. The research 69 conducted shows that color alters mood and promotes health in the human body. The colors selected are blue, green, and white. The calming color, blue, is believed to reduce migraines, nervousness, and high blood pressure. Earthy greens are believed to be stress reducing and have a ...


The Influence Of Culture On The Use Of Healthcare Services By Refugees In Southcentral Kentucky: A Mixed Study, Chika N. Ejike Apr 2017

The Influence Of Culture On The Use Of Healthcare Services By Refugees In Southcentral Kentucky: A Mixed Study, Chika N. Ejike

Dissertations

The world as a global village has become a ubiquitous trope in the popular discourse, and Bowling Green, Kentucky, with its substantial immigrant population, may be considered an exemplar of this idealized community. It has become an ideal location for research regarding the challenges faced by immigrants. Due to the diverse cultural identities of the refugee/immigrant population, it is particularly well suited for studies into complex culturally dependent healthcare utilization patterns.

The central research question for the study was as follows: What are the healthcare-seeking behavioral patterns (as influenced by culture) among refugees at their nearest healthcare facilities? This ...


47th Annual Wku Student Research Conference, Student Research Council, Mar 2017

47th Annual Wku Student Research Conference, Student Research Council,

Student Research Conference Select Presentations

See document below for project abstracts


Mcreynolds, Benjamin, 1769-1845 (Mss 603), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2017

Mcreynolds, Benjamin, 1769-1845 (Mss 603), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 603. Manuscript books of sermons, religious, medical and other writings created by Benjamin S. McReynolds, a Butler County, Kentucky Methodist minister. Includes family history and records of schools operated by McReynolds.


2017 Abstracts Student Research Conference, Student Research Conference Jan 2017

2017 Abstracts Student Research Conference, Student Research Conference

Student Research Conference Select Presentations

No abstract provided.


Mapping The Literature Of Pediatric Nursing: Update And Implications For Library Services, Carol L. Watwood Oct 2016

Mapping The Literature Of Pediatric Nursing: Update And Implications For Library Services, Carol L. Watwood

DLPS Faculty Publications

Objective

The purpose of this study was to identify core journals and other types of literature cited in four major pediatric nursing journals and to characterize coverage of these resources in major bibliographic databases. The study was part of the “Mapping the Literature of Nursing Project” of the Medical Library Association's Nursing and Allied Health Resource Section. It updates a similar analysis published in 2006 and determines whether citation patterns have changed over time.

Methods

Cited references from articles published in 4 pediatric nursing journals between 2011 and 2013 were collected. Cited journal titles were ranked according to number ...


Cec Newsletter (Fall 2016), Mary Lloyd Moore, Executive Director Oct 2016

Cec Newsletter (Fall 2016), Mary Lloyd Moore, Executive Director

CEC Publications

No abstract provided.


How We’Ll Fight The Next Deadly Virus Ted Talk Annotated Resource List, Susie Roy Oct 2016

How We’Ll Fight The Next Deadly Virus Ted Talk Annotated Resource List, Susie Roy

Undergraduate Research Award

No abstract provided.


Manufacturing And Engineering [Career Paper], Mahdi Alawami Oct 2016

Manufacturing And Engineering [Career Paper], Mahdi Alawami

Undergraduate Research Award

No abstract provided.


Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are Ted Talk Annotated Resource List, Elizabeth Hurm Oct 2016

Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are Ted Talk Annotated Resource List, Elizabeth Hurm

Undergraduate Research Award

No abstract provided.


Student Perceptions Of Services For Veterans And Military Personnel, Philip Parsons Aug 2016

Student Perceptions Of Services For Veterans And Military Personnel, Philip Parsons

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Many Veterans are returning from the War on Terror and making their way to universities. Due to the many aspects of war and military life many maybe, or are experiencing some level of mental health issue/s. As more Veterans make this transition, resources may not be available for them to be successful in the classroom (Whitley, Tschudi, & Gieber, 2013). After reviewing the literature, a suitable instrument to measure these variables was not available. The researcher developed a survey and sampled students of one Midwestern public university. The variables included basic demographic questions and perceptions of Veterans and the services ...


Outcomes Of Speech And Language Pilot Program For International Students, Kelly Fussman Aug 2016

Outcomes Of Speech And Language Pilot Program For International Students, Kelly Fussman

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Universities in the United States host a substantial number of international students every academic year. As of the 2015-2016 academic year, Western Kentucky University, located in south-central Kentucky, alone hosts over 1,400 international students. These students often face a number of challenges upon arrival in the United States, especially when it comes to language and cultural differences. A considerable body of research indicates that international students’ educational performance and outcomes are significantly impacted by their cultural identities, psychological and sociocultural experiences, and attitudes in relation to English-speaking societies. Many international students attribute academic and social difficulties to a lack ...


46th Annual Wku Student Research Conference, Student Research Council Apr 2016

46th Annual Wku Student Research Conference, Student Research Council

Student Research Conference Select Presentations

See document below for project abstracts


The Dawn Of De-Extinction. Are You Ready? Ted Talk Annotated Resource List, Benjamin Paul Watson Apr 2016

The Dawn Of De-Extinction. Are You Ready? Ted Talk Annotated Resource List, Benjamin Paul Watson

Undergraduate Research Award

No abstract provided.


Nursing [Career Paper], Hannah Garrett Apr 2016

Nursing [Career Paper], Hannah Garrett

Undergraduate Research Award

No abstract provided.


Development Of A Questionnaire To Identify Barriers And Facilitators To Academic Careers For Women In Stem, Charles Leonard Bolton Iii Apr 2016

Development Of A Questionnaire To Identify Barriers And Facilitators To Academic Careers For Women In Stem, Charles Leonard Bolton Iii

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this research was to develop a questionnaire to be used to identify barriers and facilitators to women faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) academics. The phenomenon known as the leaky pipeline, a theoretical model describing why women are underrepresented in STEM disciplines, was examined. Women have long been underrepresented in STEM professions despite an increase in the number of women earning STEM degrees, suggesting women are faced with barriers that prevent them from achieving equal representation with men. The literature has identified several potential barriers, both historical and new, such as biological inequalities, family responsibilities ...


Chapter 5: Health Resources, Carol L. Watwood Jan 2016

Chapter 5: Health Resources, Carol L. Watwood

DLPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex (2015-2016 Annual Report), Mary Lloyd Moore, Executive Director Jan 2016

Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex (2015-2016 Annual Report), Mary Lloyd Moore, Executive Director

CEC Publications

No abstract provided.


2016 Abstracts Student Research Conference, Student Research Conference Jan 2016

2016 Abstracts Student Research Conference, Student Research Conference

Student Research Conference Select Presentations

No abstract provided.