Graduation Year


Document Type




Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)

Degree Granting Department

Child and Family Studies

Major Professor

Sarah E. Bloom, PhD., BCBA-D

Committee Member

Raymond G. Miltenberger, PhD., BCBA-D

Committee Member

Andrew L. Samaha, PhD., BCBA-D


feedback, Public Speaking


Effects of three metronome modalities on speech rate were examined for three college students. Five conditions were tested for comparison of the effects of each modality. In the first phase of the multielement evaluation none of the modalities succeeded at decreasing the speech rate of the subjects to the target range. During the second phase, a modeling plus feedback component was implemented which successfully decreased the speech rate to the target range for each subject. In the post assessment the effects of the model and feedback component maintained for each subject. These findings may suggest that the use of a model and feedback may help speakers achieve an ideal speaking rate.