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Student Projects

Read about the projects that students completed in recent years, which were ranked highly by our faculty.

The following projects were dissertation research by students completing their Ph.D. in therapeutic science from the University of Kansas.

Student Year Dissertation Chair(s) Project Title
Sarah Behrens 2022 Lisa Mische Lawson Exploring Home Visitors’ Use and Perceptions of Developmental Monitoring: A Mixed Methods Study
Caitin Lisk 2021 Lisa Mische Lawson Investigating Human-animal Interactiopns in Homes of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Mixed Methods Approach
Alana Manson 2020 Evan Dean & Lisa Mische Lawson Unraveling Clusters of Influential and Sex-Specific Risk Factors in the Progression to Alzheimer's Disease
Julie Broski 2019 Winnie Dunn & Lisa Mische Lawson Critical Insights: Incidents that Help and Hinder Parents’ Transition Related to Their Child’s Developmental Diagnosis
Dua'a Alwawi 2018 Evan Dean & Lisa Mische Lawson A Qualitative Study of Stroke Survivors' Experience of Sensory Changes
Ala’a F. Jaber 2018 Jeff Radel Predictive Models of Functional Performance Following Stroke
Anna Wallisch 2018 Winnie Dunn & Jeff Radel Early Identification in Autism: Subtypes Based on Child, Family, and Community Characteristics
Mark Burghart 2018 Jeff Radel Predicting Length of Care Following Concussion
Noor Ismael 2017 Lisa Mische-Lawson Effects of Sensory Processing Patterns on Social Skills and Problem Behaviors
Kylea Shoemaker 2017 Winnie Dunn & Jeff Radel Early Adolescent Perceptions Regarding Sources of Secual Health Information
Keenan Stump 2017 Winnie Dunn Children with Autism Wearing Action Cameras: Changing Parent/Child Interactions Using Point-of-View Video Modeling
Angela Labrie Blackwell 2015 Winnie Dunn The Ready Class project: An Examination of a Tier I Intervention in the Early Childhood Classroom. A Protest and Posttest Control Group Design
Matt Braun 2015 Winnie Dunn Evaluating Graduate Student Writing: Do Students Write from a Strengths Perspective?
Kelly Trowbridge 2015 Lisa Mische-Lawson A Preliminary Investigation of Compressed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Cmbsr) with Pediatric Medical Social Workers
Shatonda Jones 2015 Jeff Radel Anticipated Response of African Americans to Stroke Symptoms
Lindsey G.Jarrett 2015 Winnie Dunn Exploring the Impact of Service Learning on Interprofessional Practices of OTs
Areum Han 2015 Jeff Radel The Benefits of a Person-centered Social Program for Community-dwelling People with Dementia and their Caregivers: Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis
Evan Dean 2015 Winnie Dunn Sensory Processing Predictors of Challenging Behavior
Andy J. Wu 2013 Jeff Radel Rehabilitation Outcome Following Acute Stroke: Considering Ideomotor Apraxia
Ji-Hyuk Park 2010 S. Omar Ahmad A Comparison of 2D Image Analysis and Design-based Stereology for Evaluating Morphological and Anatomical Changes in the Dopaminergic System of the Rodent Midbrain
Nancy W. Spangler 2010 Jeff Radel Employer Perspectives on Stress Intervention and Resilience Building: A Qualitative Study
Jeannine R. Getz 2008 Tana Brown & Jeff Radel Exploring Food Insecurity Among Individuals with Serious Mental Illness: A Qualitative Study
Fidaa Almomani 2007 Tana Brown The Effects of an Oral Health Promotion Program in People with Serious Mental Illness
Kathy Davis 2007 Joan McDowd The School Experience: Perceptions of Long-Term Survivors of Pediatric Soft Tissue Sarcomas and Bone Cancers
Mohammed S. Hasan 2006 Joan McDowd Memory for Actions in Stroke Survivors: A Rehabilitative Approach
Lisa Mische Lawson 2006 Winnie Dunn The Relationship Between Sensory Processing Patterns and Play Preferences of Young Children
Bethene Gregg 2005 Joan McDowd Impact of Nocturnal Hypoxemia on Reaction Time and Sleepiness in OSAS
Debra Daniels 2003 Winnie Dunn The Relationship Between Sensory Processing and Temperament in Young Children
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