Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the academic accommodations offered and utilized by students with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) pursuing higher education. The use of assistive technology for cognition (ATC) as an accommodation for executive dysfunction that resulted from a TBI was also investigated. The results of revealed that the most commonly recommended academic accommodation was extended time on exams, and it was also the most utilized by students. In addition, the majority of learning center personnel were familiar with ATC and it’s uses but only a few institutions offered ATC as an accommodation for students with moderate to severe TBI who were experiencing executive dysfunction.

Advisor

Furey, Joan

Department

Communication

Disciplines

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Keywords

traumatic brain injury (TBI), academic accommodations, assistive technology for cognition (ATC), executive dysfunction

Publication Date

2019

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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