Publication Date

1-1-2009

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Bishop, Lilli

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to develop an at-home therapy program for Adults with difficulties in memory, recall, and comprehension due to traumatic brain injury. Research was conducted via observations on real clients during the fall semester of 2008 to get an idea of the deficits the clients had to inform the development of a therapy tool. Research was conducted on how well clients take what they've learned in the actual therapy session and apply it to their lives outside of the sessions. The tool developed was used in a small sample of clients and clinician/supervisor feedback indicated that the clients who used the therapy tool liked it. The clinician reported that there was a slight difference in the actual therapy sessions of a few of the clients who used the tool, but it was hard to tell in the short time the clients were actually using the tool. Some of the clients did not have computers at home; however, they used the computer in the therapy room during their session in order to get more practice. The clinician also reported that clients really liked the layout of the tool and how it seemed designed to fit their needs. Clients needed more time to use the therapy tool in order to produce more significant results than were actually achieved.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

13 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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Alt Title

The development of an at-home speech therapy program for adults with difficulties in memory, recall, and comprehension due to TBI

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