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Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2022

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Self-Advocacy Perceptions of Special Education Students in the General Education Setting, Ann Anderson

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Essential Components for Maximizing Paraprofessionals in the Special Education Field, Marissa Bader

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Teacher Burnout: What an Educator Needs To Know., Evelyn Blum

Using High Leverage Practices 1 and 12 to Positively Impact Students with Nonverbal Autism in an Inclusive Pre-K Classroom Increase Communication and Social Skills, Samantha Claviter-Tveit

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Collaborative Teaching and Data Collection in the Inclusive Classroom: Utilizing the Activity Matrix, Jamie L. Cota

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A Standardized Reading Intervention with Three Students with Dyslexia, Amanda Hanevik

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Preparing Paraprofessionals to be Effective in Physical Education, Chelsey Lieffring

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Early Childhood Special Education: Increasing Family Collaboration, Adria Lund

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Parenting Isn't Easy: Parent Newsletters for Social/Emotional Learning in Early Childhood, Lauryn Meyer

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Classroom Inclusion Handbook for Students With Physical and Health Disabilities, George Ostrom

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Literature Review: Trauma-Informed Classrooms for Middle School Students, Halea Picha

Co-Teaching: The benefits that facilitate a positive learning experience, Kari Rivard

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Statutory Provisions Governing Special Education: A Guide for Beginning Special Education Teachers, Hannah Sagvold

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Autism: A Teacher's Guide, Kaitlyn Schaps

Transitioning into Adulthood, Brittany Smith

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Transition: Early Intervention to Preschool, Kim Thiesse

Play, Learn, Grow: Inclusive Play Structures for the Future, Heather Torgerson

Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2021

Trauma-Informed Practices Amongst Early Childhood Indigenous Students, Linda Bajan

HLP Professional Portfolio, Laura Baker

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Implementation of Social Emotional Skills to Students with a Developmental Delays During a Pandemic, Monica Beier

Parent Coaching: Supporting Caregivers of a Child with a Disability, Ryann Beukema

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Implementation of the AIM Social Skills Curriculum, Jennifer Cook

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In This Together- A Collaborative Family Support Group Project, Gena Dempsey

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Strategies to Overcome Special Education Teacher Burnout, Amber Eastwood

Adverse Childhood Experiences and How They Affect Student’s Overall Functioning in the Academic Setting, Cynthia Fiedler

Adverse Childhood Experiences and How They Affect Student’s Overall Functioning in the Academic Setting, Cynthia Fiedler

Co-teaching: How and Where to Begin in a Middle School, Janaya Fugleberg

The Uneducated Teacher: Why Students with a Traumatic Brain Injury are Misunderstood, Addie Geske

Professional Development for Paraprofessionals, Virginia Haman

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Strategies for Teaching Based on Autism Research (STAR Program) Curriculum Review and Implementation, Cassidy Harrington

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Executive Function: What It Is and How It Affects Reading Comprehension, Abegail Harthun

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All You Wanted to Know About Your IEP ~ But were afraid to ask., Shannon Heifort

Paraprofessionals in the School Setting, Brooklyn Huttunen

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Yoga as a Positive Behavior Intervention, Kristen Kadrie

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AVMR One Intervention Implementation, Seth Kaiser

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Professional Role of Paraprofessionals: A Literature Review, Karli Kirkwood

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Preschool Whole Group Circle Time: Does More Comfortable Seating Give Rise to Preschooler Engagement?, Roberta Kopel

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IEP Implementation Fidelity: Literature Review and Handbook, Kiah Love-Latzke

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The Relationship Between Increasing Teachers' Language Knowledge and Students' Decoding and Reading Comprehension Skills., Maisa Mabrouk

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Professional Role of Paraprofessionals: A Literature Review, Emily Martin Thompson and Karli Kirkwood

The Application of Structured Work Task Systems for Students with Autism in Early Childhood, Molly McGrath

Providing Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instructional Strategies and Interventions within the Response to Intervention Framework, Clarissa Meyer

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Challenging Behavior in the Classroom: Effective Strategies to Implement to Support the Needs of all Learners in the Early Childhood Special Education Setting, Kassandra Otto

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Extinguishing The Fuse of Teacher Burnout, Elizabeth Pfeifle

Co-Teaching in the Special Education Setting: Tips on How to Effectively Collaborate, Mariah Powers

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All About the Special Education Process: A Handbook for Parents, Mikayla Reinke

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An Educator’s Guide to Tier 2 and Tier 3 Evidence-based Interventions for Students with Emotional and/or Behavioral Needs, Sara Schmidt

A Guide for Preschool General Education Teachers to Identify and Support Children with Developmental Delays, Sarah Jane Snider Mrs

Successfully Implementing AAC Systems in Inclusionary Settings: Strategies for Paraprofessionals, Megan Streed

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Coaching and Embedding in Early Childhood, Danielle Tagtmeier

Examining the Characteristics of Individuals with Emotional & Behavioral Disorders While Using the High-Leverage Practices of Engagement and Flexible Groupings, Ian Thomason

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Assistive Technology in Early Childhood, Ciarah Thoreson

Student Engagement: How Sensory Interventions within the Classroom Affect Student Engagement and Self-Advocacy Skills, Katie Townzen

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Increasing Family Collaboration and Engagement in Early Childhood Special Education Using a Family-Centered Approach, Sam Van Gorp

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Coaching as a Framework for Early Intervention Service Delivery, Rebecca Walzak

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Routines-Based Home Strategies for Families Receiving Early Intervention Support, Hallie Zander

Co-Teaching in an Elementary Setting During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Successes, Wonderings, and Next Steps, Michelle Ziebarth

Theses/Dissertations/Projects from 2020

Distance Learning for Students with Disabilities in a Rural Community, Heather Akerman

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The Comparison of Video Modeling and Task Analysis to Teach Daily Living Skills to Non-Verbal Students with Developmental Disabilities in a Transition Program, Kasey Anderson

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Effectiveness of Increasing Decoding Skills through the Read Well Curriculum For Elementary Students with Learning Disabilities, Angie Augedahl

Developing Effective Paraeducators, Heather Bainbridge

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Math Problem Solving Discussions: Increasing Communication for Students with Autism, Anna Benson

Attitudes Towards Inclusion of Students who are Identified as Developmental Cognitive Disability, Jamie Bernu

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Progress Monitoring Through The Lens of Distance Learning, Jeremy Beulah

Examining Effects of Choice Assessments on Engagement and Achievement of K-12 Students with Self-Advocacy IEP Goals, Carly Shay Black

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Using High Leverage Practices to Support Early Childhood Special Education Students and Families During Distance Learning, Anna Branham

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Accountability and Literacy/Reading Interventions for Middles School Students, Britny Bucholz

A Handbook for Developing Behavior Interventions, Erin Burns

Analyzing the Use of the Barton Reading System, Amanda Cassens

Supporting Young Children with Disabilities and Their Families During a Pandemic, Alyssa Deyo

The Value of Project Based Learning: Motivation and Self Regulation in Students with Learning Disabilities, Stephanie Dinnel

Investigating the Effects of Visual Support Strategies Regarding the Compliance of Early Childhood Students with Disabilities, Kari Dorry

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Creating Trauma Sensitive Classroom in the Early Childhood Setting, Janelle Elke

Virtual Classroom: Orthopedic Impairment Resources and Services, Samara Garrison

Helping Parents Navigate Early Childhood Special Education, Marissa Ann Geist

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Collaboration in Early Childhood Special Education: School, Staff, and Parents Becoming One Team, Elizabeth George

Special Education Tools for Individuals With Cerebral Palsy, Shalom Grandy

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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in an Early Education Center, Karisa Gratton

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Using Teach Me to Talk Interventions to Improve Language in Children Birth- Three Years Old, Hannah Hendry

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Inclusion in the Classroom: Addressing Antecedents of Challenging Behaviors, Justin Heskett

Growing Parents, Growing Children: Newsletters for Read Aloud Tips & Activities in Early Childhood, Diane Jacobsen and Angela Klingfus

Increased Prompting: Special Education Students and Independent Usage of Assistive Technology, Emily Jones

A Handbook of Evidence-Based Practices for Inclusion of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Garth Kirkham

Growing Parents, Growing Children: Newsletters for Read Aloud Tips & Activities in Early Childhood Tips & Activities in Early, Angela Klingfus and Diane Jacobsen

Spectrum of Light: An Online Support Group for Families of Children with Autism Support Group Families, Sadie R. Kluver

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The Effects of Collaboration between a Physical and Health Disabilities Teacher and a General Education Teacher On Students with Disabilities During a Pandemic and Remote Learning, Amber Kurten

Utilizing the Emwave to Teach Self-Regulation Skills to K-2 Students with Disabilities, Elizabeth Lempola

Positive Behavior Supports and Culturally Responsive Practices, Camille Lepp

A Comparison of Screening Tools Resulting in Referrals: Ages and Stages Questionnaire and Battelle Screener, Becky Levenhagen

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Student Success in Virtual Versus In-Person Learning During a Direct Instruction Math Intervention Course, Christina Lindmeier

Anxiety in Young Children: Resources for Parents and Educators, Danielle Lucia

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A Study on Early Intervention Referrals and Eligibility of Prenatal Drug-Exposed Children, Holly Nelson

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The Importance of Social Skills Instruction for Students With a High Number of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Alexis Olerud

The Positive Impact that Therapy Animals have on Social Emotional Behavior and Academic Success among Middle School Students in Special Education, Baylie Peterson

Using Visual Schedules during Developmental/Adaptive Physical Education (DAPE) Sessions; Analyzing On-Task Behaviors, Amanda Pickett

High Leverage Practices in Early Childhood Special Education, Katie Rommesmo

Transition Planning in Rural Schools, Emily Ruml

Consideration Tools Impact on Special Education Professionals Confidence in IEP Team Assistive Technology Determinations., Mathias Sturtz

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The Impact Positive Verbal Praise has on Violent Behaviors among Students in a Federal Setting IV Special Education Placement, Chad Tauer

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The Effects of Multiple Accommodations on Student Engagement and Work Completion in Fifth Grade Students with Reading Disabilities, Allison Ternes