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Spring 2015


Medical advancements have progressed to the point in which new organs can be printed from machines and placed in human beings giving them years more to live. Mechanical limbs are manufactured so that amputees can compete in the Olympic games. People who are born with a physical disability may be able to compensate through medical or surgical interventions, allowing for wider participation in society. These medical advancements challenge the way we define disability and more importantly how we define what is normal. For this paper, normal, or typical, will be defined as a person without a physical characteristic deviating from typical physiological development.


Advisor: Dr. Kimberly Peters, Communication Sciences and Disorders Departments

Available below is Ruth Tag's Senior Project PowerPoint.

Ruth Tag Senior Project Powerpoint.pdf (277 kB)
PowerPoint final presentation