Publication Date

1-1-2015

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Mayer, Jamie F.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders

Abstract

This study examined the effects of Lumosity on the reading rate, word finding ability, and short-term memory of an independent, 76-year-old, female post-stroke. Lumosity brain- training took place for 4 weeks. The results indicated an increase in word finding ability as well as rate of reading, however it is hard to say if Lumosity was the direct cause for the increases due to the short time period in which the study took place. This study suggests that Lumosity is a viable method of brain training for independent individuals post-stroke. Findings of this study also point to the need for further investigations, conducted over a longer time span, to maximize the possibility of demonstrating clinically significant changes in cognitive skills.

Extent

23 Pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

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