The Department of Educational & Clinical Studies hosts a well-defined set of professional, research based, and accredited programs. Our programs emphasize translating theory into practice, including opportunities for students to work in clinical settings under supervision, with different client populations.

Below are theses and dissertations of graduates of the Department of Educational & Clinical Studies, as well as of the Department of Special Education (until 2012),

For the entire collection of UNLV theses and dissertations, visit UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Parent and Teacher Perspectives of the Social Competence of Dual Language Learners, Christine Baxter

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Preschool Teacher Knowledge and Skills: Phonemic Awareness and Instruction, Cecilia Anne Billow

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Instructional Math Technology in Secondary Special Education: Teacher-Reported Practices and Perceptions, Joice M. Higa

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A Comparison of the Effects of Video Modeling Other and Peer-Implemented Pivotal Response Training to Video Modeling Other on Positive Social Interactions of Young Children with Developmental Disabilities, Maryssa Kucskar

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The Effects of Distributed Trials on Behaviors of Students with Significant Disability, Mona Nasir-Tucktuck

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Investigating the Use of a Structured Self-determination Curriculum with Students with Gifts and Talents, Rebecca Carolyn Norton

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Self-Monitoring: A Behavioral Intervention for Children Attending Head Start, Samantha Riggleman

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An Analysis of Stress and Self-Efficacy Experienced by General and Special Educators, Joanne Lyn Ringer

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Comparing the Differences in Access to Professional Development for General Education and Special Education Teachers and the Subsequent Impact on Instructional Practice, Lori L. Slater

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Using Mobile Technology to Increase the Math Achievement and Engagement of Students with Disabilities, Dominique Marie Tetzlaff

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The Relationship Between Roles and Responsibilities of Co-teachers and Co-teacher Self-efficacy, Janet Van Heck

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Preview-View-Review: Increasing Academic Access for Students with Intellectual Disabilities who are English Learners, Dolores Marie Williamson

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Literacy Coaching and Preschool Teacher's Implementation of Literacy Instructional Practices, Teresa Byington

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An Analysis of Reading Skills Instruction Provided To Special and General Educators In Their Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Education, Wendie Lappin Castillo

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Comparison of the Pervasive Developmental Disorders Screening Test and Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers: Which is the Better Predictor of Autism in Toddlers?, Vanessa Marie Fessenden

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An Analysis of Co-Teaching Instruction Provided in Teacher Education and Inservice Training for Special Education and General Education Teachers, Catherine S. Howerter

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Parental Stress, Family-Professional Partnerships, and Family Quality of Life: Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Yun-Ju Hsiao

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Effects of a Social Story Intervention with a Modified Perspective Sentence on Preschool-Age Children with Autism, Delilah Krasch

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Decoding Skills of Middle-School Students with Autism: An Evaluation of the Nonverbal Reading Approach, Patrick Allen Leytham

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Effects of PECS Phase III Application Training on Independent Mands in Young Children with Autism, Jessica June Love

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Using a Mobile Device to Deliver Visual Schedules to Young Children with Autism, Leslie Nelson

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A Comparison of Two After School Strategies for Improving the Parenting Knowledge and Parenting Perceptions of Preschool Families Enrolled in a Title 1 Program, Rae Ette Veronna Newman

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First Grade Teachers' Perceptions of the Five Strands of Effective Reading Instruction and Their Possible Influence on Daily Instructional Practices, Nghia Van Nguyen

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Investigating the Effects of a Sentence Writing Strategy and a Self-Monitoring Procedure on the Writing Performance of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, David Rago

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Development and Implementation of a Video-Based Activity Preference Assessment for Children with Autism and Their Parents, Lena Sankovich

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An Analysis of English Language Learning Instruction Provided in Teacher Education and Inservice Training Programs for General and Special Educators, Lidia E. Sedano

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A High School Turnaround School Initiative: Effects on Students' Math and Reading Scores, Rene Alma Segler-Zender

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Increasing Choice-Making and Choice Awareness for Students with Intellectual Disability, Shannon Lynn Sparks

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Educational Experiences of Emancipated Foster Youth: An Exploratory Study, Cynthia Joyce Stunkard