Using ipad games to observe executive functioning strategies in typical adults

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Roberts, Nicole
Scherz, Julie W.

Roberts, Nicole. 2013. Using iPad Games to Observe Executive Functioning Strategies in Typical Adults. -- In Proceedings: 9th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p.67-68


Limited empirical evidence is available for the use of iPads in speech and language therapy. To exercise evidence based methods in clinical practice, the study sought to investigate how users of the iPad integrate planning, problem solving, and reasoning skills through a series of iPad puzzle apps. By gathering data from typical users, we hoped to better understand how patients with traumatic brain injuries may use these apps to re-train executive functioning skills. Data indicated various strategies people used to plan, problem solve and reason.

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Paper presented to the 9th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Marcus Welcome Center, Wichita State University, May 8, 2013.
Research completed at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Health Professions