A growing collection containing theses, capstones, and research papers presented in the fulfillment of Graduate degrees at Cardinal Stritch University. Items are submitted by the author and are either open access or on-campus access only; some files may have embargoes placed on them. The authors of these documents retain the copyright to the intellectual property these works represent in their current form.

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Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2014

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The Effects of Phonological Awareness/Word Study on Kindergarten English Language Learners, Vanessa Solis

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The Effect of At-Home Parental Involvement on Early Childhood Attendance, Alison Spankowski

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Effect of Classroom Team Building and Ropes and Challenges activities on a Student with an OHI Disability, Aaron C. Spiering

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The Humane Society of the United States, James N. Sylte

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The Effects of Explicit Vocabulary Instruction on Comprehension of Expository Text in a Sixth Grade Social Studies Class, Christine Szukalla

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The Effect of Direct Instruction in Word Morphology and Related Skills on Word Identification, Kara Takiguchi

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The Effect of Teaching Specific Meta-Cognitive Reading Strategies on the Reading Comprehension of Elementary-Aged Students, Colin M. Tierney

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The Incorporation of Words Their Way Word Sorts into Orton-Gillingham Method to Improve Fluency of Students with Learning Disabilities, Katie A. Tyk

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Detection Strategies for Feigning the Lack of Legal Knowledge with Individuals Simulating Mental Illness, Kevin D. Wahl

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The effects of explicit instruction of predictions and inference making on the reading comprehension of an elementary-school student, Vanessa Jane Weber

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The effect of music intervention on kindergarten phonological awareness skills, Brittney Welch

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What effect does direct content-based vocabulary instruction have on the reading comprehension of elementary students?, Trinae J. Williams

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Curricular and Teaching Strategies that Increase Desire to Provide Culturally Competent Care in Baccalaureate Nursing Students: An Integrated Review, Jeffrey J. Wobig

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2013

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Effects of Word and Picture Sort Instruction on a Struggling Third Grade Student, Lucien Alvarado

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The effects of teaching multiple-meaning sight word vocabulary with pictures and visual prompts to Deaf children, Julie Anderson

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The Effects of Repeated Reading Strategy On Oral Reading Fluency and Reading Comprehension of Middle School Students, Daryl Rose Armstrong-Coppins

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Examining the effectiveness of a social thinking curriculum for improving social skills in students with autism spectrum disorders, Kathryn Banting

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Resource threat of loss experienced by patients involved in traumatic injuries, Brianna Bosnjak

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Improving students' comprehension through the use of read-alouds, Brittany R. Brickson

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Utilizing visual images during vocabulary instruction, Susan Brubaker-Liberman

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An Integrative Review: Educating Healthcare Professionals Using Serious Games and Virtual Simulation, Elizabeth Collins

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The effect of explicit vocabulary instruction on student performance in content area classes, Jessica Connell

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What are the evidence-based outcomes related to the use of simulation in undergraduate nursing programs, Amy Denneau

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The Effects of Graphic Organizer Instruction on Multiple Choice Assessments for Remedial Secondary Readers Reading Nonfiction Texts, J. Brian Domski

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The Effects of Vocabulary Instruction Paired with Read Aloud Literature on First Grade Students, Nicole M. Drager

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Sexual offender treatment vs. general offender treatment for juvenile offenders as measured by recidivism, Natalie Eddy

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Increasing comprehension in a kindergarten classroom through read-alouds, Michelle Erickson

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Improving reading fluency in a struggling reader by using repeated reading strategies and spelling pattern writing interventions, Kaylene Fiala

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What are the Essential Components of Nurse Residency Programs that Contribute to Positive Outcomes for Newly Licensed Registered Nurses in their Transition into Professional Practice During their First Year of Practice?, Abbey Fritschler

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The Effects of Inquiry-Based Mathematics Instruction For English Language Learners, Amanda Anne Garcia

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Hemispheric differences in the Stroop color-word interference task, Dresden Goodwin

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The effects of technology-based strategies on the blending and segmenting skills of a K4 student, Maren Hagman

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Adult domestic violence behavior by childhood abuse victims, Joanne Hall

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The effect of task utility in a cognitive behavioral treatment for emotional intelligence and criminogenic thinking, Bonnie Halper

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Relationship between internalized homophobia, self silencing, and disordered eating and body esteem in gay men, Danielle Hanley

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Increasing phonemic awareness abilities for a kindergarten student using multiple learning modalities, Katherine D. Harris

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The Effects of Explicit Modeling of Phoneme Features and Phonemic Awareness Activities on Writing for a Child with a Phonological Disorder, Jennifer L. Heinen

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The Effects of Implementation of Reading Intervention on Students' Overall Comprehension, Heather Brown Hersey

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The use of think-alouds in order to increase comprehension in struggling readers at the middle school level, Diana T. Hornak

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The Effects of Video Self-Modeling on a Student with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Julia Jacobi

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An Integrative Review: Integrating podcasts as an adjunct tool in undergraduate nursing classes, Susan C. Janquart

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The influence of neurotic personality traits and social support on chronic pain levels, Duaa Kheirieh

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The Effects of Word Recognition and Comprehension Skills and Strategies Implemented with Explicit, Systematic, Balanced-Literacy Instruction, Susan E. Kieffer

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The Influence of Weblogs on English Oral Proficiency in English Language Learners, Sarah Kitzinger Anton

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The influence of hand gestures on reading comprehension, Keri Koepke

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Perceived efficacy of behavioral interventions used in behavior reassignment sites, Martha Koepke

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Improving phonological awareness and decoding skills in a struggling reader, Ryan W. Kroeger

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Educational Strategies that Positively Influence Nurses Perceptions on Perinatal Bereavement Care: An Integrative Review, Kristi Kuhfuss

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The connection between fluency and comprehension through the use of repeated reading, Cathianne Kurtz

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Effect of a repeated reading and utility value intervention on the fluency of an 8th grade student with a learning disability, Michael D. Lee

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Visualization and Drama-Based Techniques to Impact Reading Comprehension of a Fourth-Grade Student with a Cognitive Disability, Kristen Marie Lowell

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The effects of using visuals to support vocabulary development in urban students, Mailunhia Lynhiavu

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The influence of psychological needs and age on cellular phone usage among younger and older individuals, Rebekah McCammon

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Effect of goal-setting on motivation and academic achievement in reading and mathematics for RTI-identified Tier II students, Rebecca C. Menke

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The Effects of a Graphic Novel, Modified Literature Circle, and Vocabulary Intervention for an Eighth Grader who is Other-Health Impaired (OHI), Ryan Michaels

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Using literature circles to improve reading comprehension and student self-perception of reading ability among English language learners (ELLs), Joseph J. Michalakes

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An Integrative Review: Educational approaches that positively influence nursing students' attitudes about the geriatric population, Dawn Minesal

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The effects of music and rhythm on phonics instruction with beginning readers, Gabrielle M. Moroder

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The relationship between eating disorders and obsessive compulsive characteristics in a residential eating disorder program, Ashleigh Neesam

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The effects of direct instruction and interspersal rehearsal on sight word acquisition, Felicia Nelson

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Improving the vocabulary and comprehension skills of a student using graphic organizers, Brett Newman

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What effects do nurse residency programs have on the transition of newly licensed nurses into the practice environment during the first year of practice?, Jennifer A. Ochs

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Treatment timing of PTSD after a traumatic experience, Stephanie Pattengale

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The effects of interactive read-alouds on early reader’s comprehension, Moira Paul

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Examining the Effectiveness of Pathways to Literacy Reading Curriculum for Non-Verbal Students in the Special Education Classroom, Sarah Pauly Rankel

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The effects of the frequency of the interactive whiteboard's (IWB) manipulation on kindergarten students’ achievement in phonemic small group instruction, Maria Prudnikovich

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The Effects of Teaching Text Structures Through Social Studies Content on Second Graders' Expository Reading Comprehension, Rebecca A. Reichhart

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Combining explicit fluency instruction with GarageBand digital recording of repeated readings, Teresa S. Riechers

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Improving reading comprehension by considering culture and effective interventions for a struggling reader, Evette Riley

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The use of codeswitching in the classroom, Lizmeth Sandoval

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The effects of teacher language choice on students’ English reading development and attitudes towards bilingualism, Sarah Scallon

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How the use of technology, a co-constructive learning environement, and journaling affect the oral and written comprehension skills of students with cognitive disabilities, Emily M. Schmidt

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The Effects of Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Texts and Bilingual Discussions on Bilingual Students, Veronica Silva

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The effects of concept sorts on vocabulary acquisition in third grade, Dana Simmons

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Differentiating instruction by way of ability grouping and integrating appropriate reading skills and strategies through the use of instructional leveled text with struggling 3rd grade readers to improve comprehension, accuracy, and fluency, Mallory Spaeth

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Explicit instruction on the text structures cause-and-effect and compare-and-contrast to improve fifth grade students' comprehension of expository texts on social studies, Catherine Swanson

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The effects of derivational suffix knowledge on the spelling and reading skills of an advanced reader, Lauren Tauscher

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Explicit code-switching instruction in writing for young adolescents speaking African American English, Karina Tweedell

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Perceived levels of past and likely future rates of global and American violence and emotional well-being, Matthew Velissaris

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The Effects of Using Word Sorts in Combination with iPad Spelling Applications on Spelling Acquisition of a Student with a Specific Learning Disability, Nicole Wellnitz

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Postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities related to employment and higher education, Asima Z. Wise

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The effects of an oral narrative intervention on kindergarten students' story retelling, Andrea L. Woerpel

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The effects of a text structure intervention on struggling third grade readers' comprehension of expository text, Allison J. Zalewski

Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects from 2012

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Martial arts as a therapy, Bethann Ambrose

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Phoneme-grapheme mapping, Shara Rae Barlow

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Effect of the metacognitive Question-Answer-Relationship (QAR) strategy on student reading comprehension and articulation of strategy use, Claire J. Becker

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Art integration, mathematics, and behavior, Ashley A. Beermann

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Effects of explicit comprehension strategy induction & self-efficacy of use for a middle school student with a learning disability, Mary-Beth R. Boling

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Effects of reciprocal teaching on comprehension in a third grade classroom, Denise Marie Bord

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Changes in motivation for sobriety during treatment in a correctional setting, Andrew J. Brandt

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Effects of graphic organizer usage when used for the literacy instruction of children with disabilities, Lisa J. Brazelton

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Effects of Explicit Instruction in Text Structure and the Use of Graphic Organizers in Students Reading Expository Text that have High Fluency Rates but Low Comprehension Rates, Emily Marie Bremmer

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Effects of a three-pronged intervention on oral reading fluency and reading achievement: a case study, Christina Calcese

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Effects of specific reading strategies to assist students with reading comprehension, Karen Cassel

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The use of an alternate grading rubric for students with significant disabilities, Sarah K. Chavez

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Increasing reading comprehension and motivation through teacher led read aloud lesson plans, Patrick E. Collins

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Educational approaches targeted at African American women at risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke: an integrative review, Angela G. Corona

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Effectiveness of an social skills training course with EBD students, David Langston Cunningham

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The impact of project-based learning on writing expository text in students with disabilities, Rebecca A. Duquesnoy

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Social skills decreases social anxiety for children with emotional behavioral disabilities, Claire Edwards