Welcome to RED. RED is an open-access repository maintained by the Minnesota State University Moorhead Library to showcase, preserve, and provide access to the scholarly and creative work produced by the MSUM Community.

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Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2018

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The Important Role of the Faculty Advisor in Credit-Bearing Internship Opportunities, Allison Goossens

College and Career Exploration Group Manual, Kimberly Gunderson

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Using Coaching Strategies to Build Caregiver Capacity, Beth Hadrava

Wide Open Spaces: Rural Counseling Competency in Counselor Education Programs, Jenna Halvorson

Effect of Social Story Curriculum on Social/Emotional Development of 4-year-old Student, Claire Hamblin

Mental Health Awareness for College Athletics, Andrea Hanson

Using Reading Interventions to Promote Kindergarten Students’ Mastery of Sight Words, Lisa Hasbargen and Carrie Jo Arness

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Target: A Financial Analysis, Jordan Heinen

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Ability Level Instruction Results on Broad Reading, Lacey Hendrickx

The Effect of Reading Comprehension When Using Digital Materials Compared to Paper Materials, Calista Herzog

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The Impact of Community Banks on the Communities That They Serve, Latham Hetland

The Effects of Differentiated Small Group Math on Kindergarten Math Scores, Erica Hewitt

USING BI-WEEKLY SMALL GROUPS FOR STUDENTS WITH ASD TO IMPROVE SOCIAL SKILLS, Patricia Hodgson

Pre-Orientation Program for First-Generation Students, Holly Hoeschen

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The Effects of Implementing a Zones of Regulation Curriculum in a Third Grade Classroom, Jamie Hoffman

The Effectiveness of the Homework, Organization, and Planning Skills (HOPS) Intervention for a Middle School Student Diagnosed with ADHD, Ryan Hoiland

Effects of Music on Writing of Students with Disabilities, Mikaela Janicke

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Effect of Music and Movement on Recognition of Sight Words of Kindergarten Students, Joni Jensen

The Effects of Direct Phonemic Awareness Instruction on Emergent Reading, Tessa Jensen

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The Role of Homework in a Mathematics Classroom, Adam Johnson

Early Childhood Special Education: Service Model Advantages, Challenges, and Decision Making, Amanda Johnson

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Understanding Myself as a Counselor & Individual, Jacob Johnson

The Effect of Parent Involvement and Student Reading Abilities, Kari Johnson

Moving to the Middle School: A Comprehensive Curriculum for Students Transitioning from Elementary to Middle School, Rebecca Johnson

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Effects of Small Group Instruction on Oral Reading Fluency, Tiffany Johnson

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Vocabulary Needs for the General Education Curriculum at a Four-Year University in the U.S., Esraa Kadhem

The Effect of Paired Repeated Reading Intervention on Oral Reading Fluency, Nicole Kahler

Self Efficacy and Math Anxiety; Math Intervention Strategies for Future Paraprofessionals, Angeline Kallhoff

Suicide Prevention Program for School Employees, Jenna Kamholz

Implementation of a Music-Based Intervention to Decrease Problem Behaviors in Two Kindergarten Students, Jade Kampfe

The Effects that Studying Online has on Student Vocabulary Short Term Retention, Chelsea Keller and Ondrea Cook

Active Learning in an Online Introductory Networking Course Using Collaborative Learning Communities, David Keller

The Effects of the Florida Fluency Intervention on Oral Reading Rates Focusing on Fifth Grade Students, Chelsie Kennedy

Using Video Modeling to Improve Social Skills in Preschoolers with Disabilities, Callista Kermend and Callista J. Kermend

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The Effect of Summer Vacation on Reading Level, Stacey Klinkhammer

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Social Media's Impact on Relationships, Taylor Koberinski

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Using Small Group Reading Instruction to Improve Reading Fluency in First Grade, Michaela Kolness

An Integration of Trauma-Informed Schools and Social Emotional Curriculum, Brooke Kupcho

The Effect of the Turtle Technique on Externalizing Behaviors in the Inclusive Preschool Classroom, Katelynn Kutter

Self-Monitoring Strategy Instruction: Improving Reading Accuracy and Self-Correction for At-Risk Students, Melissa Kyser

The Effects of Implementing Play with Students' On-Task Behavior in a Developmental Cognitive Delay Classroom, Stephanie Larsen

The Effect of Physical Activity in the Classroom on On-task Behavior for Elementary Students, Nicole Lehmann

The Positive Effect of 6-Minute Fluency on Reading Comprehension Using STAR Reading Assessment, Emily Livingood

Clinical Chemistry On-Call: Navigating Clinical Information Systems, Maria Lodermeier

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The Relationship Between Self-Monitoring and On-Task Behavior for Students with Developmental Disabilities, Corrin Mann

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Importance of Transition Planning, Jennifer L. Mattheis

The Effect of Poetry Instruction on Reading Fluency and Comprehension, Callista K. Mayers

The Effects of Positive Behavioral Supports and Student Participation in a Kindergarten Classroom, Sheri McKeever

The Effect of Words Their Way Spelling Instruction on the Acquisition of Second Grade Students' Spelling Skills, Vanessa Renae McNutt 5661972

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Quantity Versus Quality: Comparing Reading Recovery and Title I Reading as a First Grade Early Literacy Intervention, Jenna Meyers

Socioeconomic Status and Academic Achievement in Reading Growth, Mollie Moen

The Effect of Incorporating Multiple Intelligences to Improve Student Writing, Jannessa Deanna Moris

Strategic Reading: Using Think Alouds to Increase Fluency in High School Students, Patricia Kate Mueller

My Personal and Professional Journey, Vian A. Mustafa

Effects of Project Based Learning in a Third Grade Classroom, Samantha Neitzke

The Effect of Containment in Equipment on an Infant's Gross Motor Development, Autumn Nelson

Mnemonics Versus Rote Rehearsal Learning of Multiplication Fact Fluency with Third Grade Students, Monika Nelson

From Mistrust to Unconditional Positive Regard: An Analysis of Self, Amy Neuheisel

The Effects of Morphology and Syllabication Instruction on Struggling Middle School Readers, Julie Oakland-Soukup

A Support Group for Adults with Children Suffering from Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Nicole Ogan

Worry Warriors: A School-Based Counseling Small Group for Elementary-Aged Students with Anxiety, Emily Ojanen

Using Technology in Literacy to Enhance Comprehension, Amber Olson

Improving Vocabulary of English Language Learners Through Direct Vocabulary Instruction, Brianne Olson

Casey’s General Stores: A Financial Valuation, Donovan Olson

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Intervention strategies and psychosocial factors for a client with Broca’s aphasia and apraxia of speech: A case study, Erin Olson

The Effectiveness of Repeated Reading Techniques to Increase Fluency of Beginning Readers, Tori Olson, Laura Jorud, and Megan Martin

The Effects of Using Active Engagement Strategies to Help Improve Student Success on Spelling Tests, Andrew Ortman

Life with Max: A Self-Analysis, Max Pajari

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Grade Retention: Knowledge and Attitudes of Teacher Educators and Preservice Teachers, Jenny Pearson

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Avis Budget Group: A Financial Analysis, Tralonie Perkins

Incorporating AVID Readings Strategies into Content Area Classrooms, Jennifer Peterson

Analysis of Self, Katrina Pink

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Impacts of Repeated Reading on Fluency and Comprehension, Tina Podemski

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Mind-Body Approach to Treating Developmental Trauma in Adolescents: A Group Therapy Manual for Residential Treatment Facilities, Kayla Prosser

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The Alignment of ESL Materials to WIDA and State Standards, Jenna Marie Quanbeck

Plan B: The Analysis of Self, Matt Rask

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How Oral Reading Fluency and Reading Comprehension are Intertwined, Ivy Rath

Impacts of Inclusion in Early Childhood Settings, Marie Remz

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My Personal Journey On The Way To Professionalism: An Analysis of Self, Kelcie Richmond

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Creating an Adult Learner Entry Achievement Program, Gloria Riopelle

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Eating Disorder Curriculum: In-Service for Elementary Teachers, Troy Roness

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The Effect of a Weekly Social Presence in Online Classes, Cindy Salfer

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Technological Resources versus Non-Technological Resources, Samantha Sapa

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Financial Analysis and Valuation of Nuvera Communications, Inc., Tina Scheidecker

Token Economy Intervention for Task Completion in a Student with Autism: A Case Study, Lisa Schmidt

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Effects of an Elementary Immersion Program on Academic Achievement in Core Subject Areas, Marlee Schmidt

Authentic Grammar Curriculum: Can a broadcast news program improve student learning?, Richard Schmit

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The Relationship between Parental Involvement and Reading Achievement, Erin M. Schnell

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Personality Type & the SLP’s Employment Setting: Is There a Pattern?, Ashley Ann Schurr

Effect of Paper vs Computer-Based Text on Reading Comprehension, Kelly Simon

IMPACT OF WORKING MEMORY ON FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, Taylor Smolek

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Co-Teaching: Is the Co-Teaching Model the Most Effective Strategy for Students?, Michelle Sokoloski

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The Effect of General Instruction Paired with a Pictorial Prompt for Everyday Tasks with Students with Disabilities, Leah Sparks

Using Metacognition in the Online Classroom, Claire Stich

A Critical Media Analysis of Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Examination of Symptom Presentation on Sesame Street, Kaitlyn Suppa

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The Effect of Feedback Given on Informal Assessments and its Continued Effect on Formal Assessments, Britta Teeples and Britta Teeples

A Student Affairs Professional's Road to Campus: An Analysis of Self, Emily Tiefenthaler

The Effect of Preschool Attendance on Student Success in Kindergarten, Amber Tostenson

A Student's Movement and It's Effect on a Student's Reading Fluency Development, Kevin Tumberg

Better Together; A Guide to a School-Based Peer Mentoring Program, Elizabeth Underwood