2012 Student Research Conference:
25th Annual Student Research Conference

Smartpens and iPads: Showcasing Technology in Communication Disorders
Audrey A. Nyi*, Jessica L. Murfin, Cory L. Johnson, Louise R. Jones, Lauren M. Ruhmann, Beth A. Boedeker, Rachel A. Patermann, Kelsey A. Webster, Caitlyn L. Davis, Sarah K. Walkley, and Megan L. Pattee
Dr. Paula Cochran, Faculty Mentor

This project showcases several new technologies for use with people who have communication disorders. Relatively inexpensive clinical tools for clinicians were explored including new uses for Smartpens (Livescribe) and iPads. The Smartpen was used as an assistive translation device to develop an oral mechanism assessment form for English-speaking clinicians to use with Spanish-speaking clients. The CMDS research team developed a website to share the information compiled in our explorations. The website includes survey data from clinicians using iPads in therapy in the Truman State University Speech and Hearing Clinic (2011, 2012) as well as app ratings and details. Student clinicians traveling to Mexico in the May interim may have the opportunity to field-test the products of our research.

Keywords: Smartpen, iPad, communication disorders, assistive technology, oral mechanism assessment, speech-language pathology, apps

Topic(s):Communication Disorders

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 400-1
Location: Georgian Room - SUB
Time: 3:30

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