2011 Student Research Conference:
24th Annual Student Research Conference

Reboot Your Brain to Access Your Memory: A Comparison Between College-Aged Students and Adults over 60 on Three Sub-Tests Using Cognitive Re-Training Software
Hailey M. Feldhaus
Dr. Janet Gooch, Faculty Mentor

This study explored the use of SoundSmart software with non-cognitively impaired individuals. 27 individuals were divided into two groups based on age: 19- 22 years and over 60. Each participant independently completed three modules of the SoundSmart software. The dependent variables: (1) number of questions answered, (2) percent of questions correct, and (3) time elapsed during the completion of the module were noted for each participant. Analysis of Variance and t-tests were used to determine differences between the two groups. Results indicated statistically significant differences between the two groups in Math Time, Sound Discrimination Questions Answered, Sound Discrimination Percent Correct, and Sound Discrimination Time. These findings in conjunction with the participants' attitudes and reflections on the use of the software suggested that the SoundSmart software might be a useful clinical tool with neurologically impaired clients if tailored to the unique characteristics of clients.

Keywords: SoundSmart software, cognitively impaired, ANOVA, t-tests, clinical tool, age, clients, Speech-Language Pathologists

Topic(s):Communication Disorders
Health Science
Computer Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 21-3
Location: VH 1228
Time: 10:00

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