College of Health Professions

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-05 21:03:47


Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Honors Course

7700 496-003

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2023


This Honors Research Project will look at the impact of various types of exercise on the speech, language, and behavior of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. The goal of this research project is to determine how exercise can be implemented into speech and therapy programs in order to better improve the communication skills of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. To accomplish this, recent studies and publications will be analyzed to compare traditional therapy methods and therapy methods that include exercise. These studies will provide data on how various types of exercise impacted adolescents with autism spectrum disorder speech, language, behavior, and communication. Along with this, information on the common characteristics about the diagnosis, how many people are affected, and how it impacts speech and language development and behavior will be provided. Based on this research, a speech and language therapy program will be created. The newly developed therapy program will include traditional methods of therapy along with exercise that has been proven to benefit adolescents with autism.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Scott Palasik

First Reader

Charles Carlin

Second Reader

Jenna Day

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. James Steiger

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