College of Health Professions
Date of Last Revision
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
S. Honors Project Speech Pathology and Audiology 002
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Arts
Date of Expected Graduation
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an acquired brain injury as a result of an external force to the head. Common causes for these injuries include falls, motor vehicle accidents, sports, and abuse. The affected location of the brain, severity, and age at the time of injury affect what deficits are present. Resulting deficits can be in speech, language, behavior, motor, and cognition/executive functions (Manasco, 2020). Traumatic brain injuries can affect all ages. No parent wants to experience their child going through this. TBIs do not just affect the patient but also loved ones. During this difficult time, parents or caregivers may not understand what is being explained to them by healthcare professionals. The main objective of this project is to synthesize the literature on executive function in children with traumatic brain injury. The second objective is to develop a family-friendly tutorial on executive functions in children with TBI, so caregivers have information they need about the brain, traumatic brain injuries, and the available options for intervention for executive function deficits.
Dr. Angela Reif
Dr. Scott Palasik
Mrs. Jenna Day
Honors Faculty Advisor
Dr. James Steiger
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Deibel, Natalie, "Traumatic Brain Injury in Pediatrics" (2023). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1760.