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    • lIIocutionary Force of Infant's Representational Gestures: A Review of the Research 

      Bunner, Cydney (Northern Illinois University, 2011)
      Teaching infants to use representational gestures has become popular because their use has been linked with vocabulary acquisition. It is also known that infants use gestures for different purposes, or communicative intents. ...
    • Limited Liability Companies 

      Buckley, Cindy (Northern Illinois University, 1994)
      In summary, a new business form combining corporate limited liability and partnership pass-through taxation is well on its way to becoming the preferred form for conducting business. The new limited liability company ...
    • Linguistic Gains During Short-Term Study Abroad: Examining the Role of Initial Proficiency 

      Fermin, Luna (Northern Illinois University, 5-05-17)
      The focus of this project is to determine whether or not second-language learners make significant linguistic gains during short-term study abroad programs. Today we see a ton of study-abroad programs, specifically short-term ...
    • The Link Between Depression and Alzheimer's Disease 

      Waclawiak, Ania, 1997-- (Northern Illinois University, 2019-12-08)
      Depression has been linked to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. Depression is a mood disorder that results in low mood, while Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive, neurological disorder that results in ...
    • Linking Colege Football to Changes in Applications 

      Lavin, Eric A., 1993-- (Northern Illinois University, 2016)
      It has been observed over time that football teams with a huge increase in performance will cause an increase in the amount of applications received in the following year. We would will use classifiers to see if we can ...
    • Literacy and the deaf individual : what are we going to do about it? 

      Seger, Tonya (Northern Illinois University, 2001)
      Do you find it acceptable for students to graduate high school with a third grade literacy level? Of course not! Unfortunately, the average deaf and hard of hearing student graduates with little more than the literacy ...
    • The literary traveler as a metaphor of a human psychological cycle 

      Guga, Jeff (Northern Illinois University, 1988)
      Readers of literature are frequently exposed to principal characters who are travelers. The traveler and his adventure are metaphors of a human psychological cycle—a cycle driven by the need to come to terms with our ...
    • A Literature Review of Early Childhood Intervention Programs 

      McIlwain, Kelsey L., 1997-- (2020-05)
      With the ever-increasing educational demands in the United States, large discrepancies across socioeconomic classes in regards to early childhood development and academic achievement have become evident (Ramey & Ramey, ...
    • A Literature Review of Effective and Beneficial Therapy Practices for Nonverbal Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder 

      Barker, Abby (Northern Illinois University, 2012)
      Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological disorder that causes an individual to have struggles communicating with others (Web MD, 2010). People with ASD experience problems with verbal and nonverbal communication ...
    • Literature Review of Lumbar Disc Lesions: from Onset to Return to Activity 

      Panzella, Grant C., 1995-- (Northern Illinois University, 2018-05-03)
      The purpose of this thesis was to construct a literature review based upon an applicable topic to the field of athletic training/physical therapy. With non-descriptive low back pain being one of the most common conditions ...
    • Logstics in the banking industry 

      Nannini, Robert A. (Northern Illinois University, 1993)
      Logistics in the banking industry is generally an overlooked entity, which causes its effects not to be maximized. Bankers and customers usually take banking logistics for granted and do not realize the power of its ...
    • Loneliness among college students 

      Maliwanag, Rowena P. (Northern Illinois University, 2002)
      Everyone experiences loneliness, but high levels of loneliness are related to depression, low self-esteem, psychosomatic illnesses, and even suicide. The purpose of this paper is two-fold: 1) to find out of gender, year ...
    • Long-term effects of neutral proteases on collagen degradation in the rabbit cornea 

      Oswald, Jeffrey P. (Northern Illinois University, 1991)
      I have investigated the effects of neutral proteases on the collagen in the rabbit cornea. Knowing that matrix metalloproteinanse I (MMP I - collagenase) is the primary source of interstial collagen degradation, we asked ...
    • Look at the opportunities in corporate communications 

      Rose, Janet (Student of communication) (Northern Illinois University, 1988)
      The purpose of my brochure is to inform students majoring in corporate communications about the latest trends, different areas of specialty and job prospects in the area. I also want to present some of the options I've ...
    • A look at the training of guide dogs and the freedom they provide their blind partners 

      Dietz, Sarah (Student of education) (Northern Illinois University, 2003)
      In the United States there are approximately 14 million people with a visual impairment. There are several options for people with a visual impairment to use to increase their mobility. Dog guides can be one such mobility ...
    • A look into the new diabetes criteria 

      Kinsley, Jenny (Northern Illinois University, 1999)
      Diabetes Mellitus, a metabolic disorder of hyperglycemia affecting over 16 million people in the U.S., can result in long-term complications if not diagnosed and properly treated early. Diagnostic criteria were originally ...
    • Looking for Macro Factors: Testing Fama-French’s Five-Factor Model and Adding Macroeconomic Data 

      Buttron, Yvonne C., 1982-- (Northern Illinois University, 2017-05-05)
      This research project was to utilize the capital asset pricing model on the Dow Jones Industrial Average constituents over a ten-year period against the S&P 500 as a substitute for the market. Upon these findings, Fama-French’s ...
    • Looking into the energy future of developing nations (a case for nuclear technology) 

      Nwaiwu, Sebastine (Northern Illinois University, 2009)
      The energy poverty being witnessed in many developing countries and the fear of a deteriorating environment are some of the factors driving the nuclear renaissance. Over the years, global energy demand has continued to ...
    • Lost in Language Structure: Adolescent Binge Drinking is Associated with Disruptions in Deep Cohesion 

      Moscinski, Makenna R., 1992-- (Northern Illinois University, 2016)
      Previous research has supported an association between binge drinking patterns of alcohol consumption in adolescence and hippocampal function (Parada et al., 2011). Other research has shown that the level of cohesion in ...
    • Lumosity: Can an independent individual obtain positive results using the program post-stroke? 

      Phelan, Bridgett S., 1993- (Northern Illinois University, 2015)
      This study examined the effects of Lumosity on the reading rate, word finding ability, and short-term memory of an independent, 76-year-old, female post-stroke. Lumosity brain- training took place for 4 weeks. The results ...