Kings University College - Mental Health and Deafness Lab
The following Undergraduate Honors Theses have been undertaken by KUC 4th year Psychology Honors students under the supervision of Dr. Cathy Chovaz. All of this research is related to mental health and deafness:
Prevalence of Emotional and Behavioural Problems of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children in Ontario.
Stimming Behaviours Observed in a Deaf Adolescent with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Social Dominance in Deaf and Hearing Populations
The Monitoring of Environmental Stimuli and Undesired Behaviours of a Deaf Individual with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Deaf children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder engaging in undesired behaviours
Dantzer, Benjamin W., "An exploration of maternal sensitivity and mind-mindedness in mothers of deaf children" (2014). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 13.
Sommers, Jessica, "The mental health status of deaf and hard of hearing children in the mainstream education system" (2014). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 5.
Nyssen, Krista, "Barriers to care" (2014). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 2.
Hart, Katie, "A Clinical Trial of an Electronic Monitoring System with a Deaf Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder" (2015). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 22.
Daly, Brad, "Vicarious Trauma: Effects on Visual Language Interpreters Professional Quality of Life" (2016). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 35.
Link to published work: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/763920/pdf
Kilpatrick, Julia, "The Effects of Empathy on Vicarious Trauma in the Visual Language Interpreter" (2016). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 37.
Hall, Marissa, "The Effects of Vicarious Trauma on Life Satisfaction in Visual Language Interpreters" (2016). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 43.
Taylor, Jesslyn, "Translating the Mini-Mental State Exam into American Sign Language:" (2017). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 65.
Husted, Hilary Sara, "The Relationship Between Psychological Well-Being and Successfully Transitioning to University" (2017). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 54.
Chorostecki, Dominica Olivia, "The Validity of the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM) with Deaf Individuals" (2018). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 74.
Link to Published Work: The Validity Of The Test Of Memory Malingering (TOMM) With Deaf Individuals
Plimmer, Christopher, "Translating the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire into American Sign Language: A pilot study" (2018). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 75. https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/psychK_uht/75
Link to SDQ website: https://www.dqinfo.org
Depression and anxiety in Deaf adults
Well-being of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth
Canadian Sign Language Interpreters’ Well-being Research
Secondary Traumatic Stress: The Effects on Deaf Sign Language Interpreters