College of Health Professions

Date of Last Revision

2024-01-17 07:06:09


Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Honors Course

S. Honors Project Speech Pathology and Audiology 002

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Fall 2023


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.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Angela Reif

First Reader

Dr. Scott Palasik

Second Reader

Mrs. Jenna Day

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. James Steiger

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