College of Health Professions

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-05 06:39:45


Exercise Science

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2022


The purpose of this qualitative project is to explore the implications of online public schooling for a student with special needs, how this type of teaching impacted his individualized education plan (IEP), and investigate solutions to the consequences of the pandemic for special education. I am specifically interested in how the student's online education may have affected his progress in the physical, occupational, and speech therapy services he typically receives in school as required by his IEP. This project entails interviews of the parents and school-based occupational therapists of a child with special needs to examine the impact online schooling had on his IEP.

Research Sponsor

Melissa Smith

First Reader

Judith A. Juvancic-Heltzel

Second Reader

Rachele Kappler

Honors Faculty Advisor

Melissa Smith

Cercone Proposal Cover.pdf (302 kB)
Signed Cover for Proposal

CERCONEhonorsproject.pdf (321 kB)
Final Submission



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