Defense Date

10-13-2021

Graduation Date

Winter 12-17-2021

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

PhD

Department

School Psychology

School

School of Education

Committee Chair

Ara J. Schmitt

Committee Member

Elizabeth McCallum

Committee Member

Laura M Crothers

Keywords

assistive technology, traumatic brain injury, BEA, AT, TBI, graphic organizer, GO

Abstract

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can range from mild to severe and can cause debilitating outcomes that require children to need specialized medical or educational services post-injury. Outcomes vary and are dependent on the location of injury, age, severity, and environmental factors. Some common deficits that happen as a result of a brain injury are fine motor and executive functioning skill difficulties. Fine motor and executive functioning skills are an important component of written expression. Therefore, this current study utilized a brief experimental analysis in order to determine the effects that speech-to-text assistive technology along with a graphic organizer has on the written output and writing quality of an individual with a TBI. The results revealed that, AT+GO resulted in the highest performance for total writing quality and also consistently resulted in greater written output (TWW). Future studies should use these experimental procedures to investigate other individuals with a TBI that have differing severity levels, locations of injury, age and environmental factors.

Language

English

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