Identifying everyday apps and determining usability for students with Traumatic Brain Injury

Thursday, June 7, 2018 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Live Broadcast
Webinar Code: AT18-WEB04-LB
Webinar Fee: $39

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Overview

The CDC estimates 1.7 million people sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury annually, many of these are older adolescents 15-19 who are already in college or will quickly be in college. Through Project Career everyday apps are being used to assist college students with TBI reach their goals of graduating and finding employment.
With more than 1.5 million apps on the App Store finding apps and determining the usability can be an overwhelming prospect for student and professional alike. This webinar will explore the Project Career best practices for finding and exploring apps for college students as well as explore some of the favorite apps these students are using.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to identify at least 4 everyday apps for students with TBI
  2. Participants will be able to name 3 criteria for selecting appropriate apps for students
  3. Participants will be able to describe matrix used for determining app usability

Speaker

Elaine Sampson

Technology and Employment Coordinator
Project Career
Elaine Sampson, M.S., CRC, is the Technology and Employment Coordinator for Project Career at West Virginia University. Ms. Sampson joined Project Career in November, 2013. Her primary responsibilities include working with students with traumatic brain injury, determining which cognitive support technologies will best assist these students, providing training on these technologies, supplying training materials in a variety of formats, one-on-one case management to assist with academic and employment goals, mentor matching, internship and employment assistance and post-graduation services. Prior to Project Career, Ms. Sampson was a Visiting Instructor with the Rehabilitation Counseling program at West Virginia University where her primary areas of instruction were graduate-level Rehabilitation Counseling classes and undergraduate Counseling classes. During this time, Ms. Sampson also served as the Clinical Coordinator for the Rehabilitation Counseling program, assisting students with practicum and internship placements. Ms. Sampson is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with a diverse professional background that includes military service and extensive volunteer work with military members and their families. She was honorably discharged from the United States Army after serving five years as a Journalist. She has received numerous volunteer awards for her service to military families.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Strand

Everyday Technologies

Target Audience

AT Professionals, Educators, Family Members, Higher Ed Personnel, Individuals with Disabilities, OTs, PTs

Experience Level

Beginner

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