College of Health Professions

Date of Last Revision

2021-09-14 16:52:25


Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Honors Course

7700 496

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021


Including a comprehensive literature review of research studies in fluency disorders, this project will aim to observe how stuttering and fluency disorders affects individuals with Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The literature reviews will include case studies where the goal was to add techniques to everyday speech which reduced the overall occurrence of stuttering behavior and the negative psychosocial impacts on the individuals in the case studies. After thorough review of the case studies and other related literature, two surveys will be developed for possible administration to caretakers for people with Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders who stutter and the individuals themselves.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Scott Palasik PhD, CCC-SLP

First Reader

Amanda Thomas MA, CCC-SLP

Second Reader

Ashley Cubberly MA, CCC-SLP

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. James Steiger PhD, CCC-SLP

WHC Final Signature Page - Julia Thomas 2021 1.doc (56 kB)
Final Submission Signature Page



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