School of Education
Ara J. Schmitt
Laura M Crothers
assistive technology, traumatic brain injury, BEA, AT, TBI, graphic organizer, GO
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.
Cuifolo, K. (2021). DOES SPEECH-TO-TEXT ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PAIRED WITH GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS IMPROVE THE WRITTEN EXPRESSION OF STUDENTS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES? (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/2039
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