Honors Projects


This Honors Project was created as a culmination of research conducted in the fields of Speech-Language Pathology and English. It is a written and illustrated children’s book intended to be used during shared book reading between an adult and a child of preschool age who presents with a language delay or language disorder. Cloze structures are used throughout the book to elicit strategically selected vocabulary words from the child and aid in their vocabulary development. Elements and techniques used in children’s literature were also implemented throughout this book. This book is overall designed a therapy tool that can be used for the purpose of vocabulary intervention.


Communication Sciences and Disorders


Communication Sciences and Disorders

First Advisor

Colleen Fitzgerald

First Advisor Department

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Second Advisor

Elizabeth Loo Zemanski

Second Advisor Department


Publication Date

Spring 4-27-2022