Cognitive support technology: Approaches for postsecondary students with a traumatic brain injury

Karen Jacobs, Amanda Nardone, Deborah J. Hendricks, Phillip Rumrill, Eileen Elias, Anne Leopold, Callista Stauffer, Elaine Sampson, Marcia Scherer

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Increasingly, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem affecting ∼1.7 million Americans each year. Over 75% of TBIs are classified as mild and these rates are most likely underestimated. Despite the low severity rating, 5-15% of individuals go on to develop chronic, persistent TBI-related symptoms causing functional limitations. Project Career is an interprofessional demonstration providing continued support and services to 2-year and 4-year college students with a history of TBI. This program is designed to improve the employment success through a combination of assistive technology on iPads and individualized career counseling services as undergraduate students transition from university settings to the workplace. This demonstration presentation will engage participants in understanding the Project Career assessments and iPad Apps. Using a case study approach, participants will appraise appropriate Apps and advance their understanding of how the iPad can be used an an educational tool and cognitive support technology (CST).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-355
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
StatePublished - 2016
EventHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 2016 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2016 - Washington, United States
Duration: Sep 19 2016Sep 23 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics


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