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Departmental Honors


Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education


My Senior Thesis was a year long case study. I provided Phonological Awareness Training and Narrative Intervention to a seven year old girl, S.C., diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy of a nondenerative type. S.C. has sever speech and physical impairments secondary to the Muscular Dystrophy. She also has visual perceptual deficits secondary to Duanes Syndrome (a disorder of visual convergence). Because of her disabilities, S.C. is unable to use speech or sign language as her primary means of communication and an Augmentative and Alternative communication device is required for communication purposes. S.C. currently uses a Dyna Vox 4000 to communicate. This computer features a dynamic screen and speech output. S.C. has been attending clinic therapy sessions at the Utah State University Speech-Language-Hearing Center for two years. The last year I was the primary clinician, I saw S.C. once a week for two semesters.



Faculty Mentor

Beth Foley

Departmental Honors Advisor

Sonia Manual-Dupont