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Personal Digital Assistants as Cognitive Aids After Brain Injury

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Research Update: Personal Digital Assistants as Cognitive Aids

A brief summary of current research.

Personal digital assistants as cognitive aids for individuals with severe traumatic brain injury: A community-based trial

Gentry, T, Wallace , J, Kvarfordt , C, Bodisch Lynch, K. Brain Injury , Volume 22(1) , Pgs. 19-24.

After being trained to use personal digital assistants (PDAs) to help remember and complete everyday tasks, study participants felt their abilities were improved in the home and community. In addition, they felt better about their capabilities.

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What is discussed in this is what the cognitive remediation classes I took in the Rusk were all about. Recognizing your injury enough to be able to take appropriate notes. The notetaking teckniques were mentioned by people as they developed their ways of doing it. The gadget that I see displayed here I believe would be ineffective. Let me explain. A person with head injury has distractibility as one of his symptoms. It needs to be properly understood with awareness through practice. Taking out a machine like this, deciding what to write on it...and finally writing would take too much in regards to properly coordinating these things. I use, and have been using,an index card. Quick, easy...and no problem if you lose it...you can easily make another...

Dec 29th, 2015 11:53pm

yes, it is empowering

Aug 22nd, 2014 4:54pm

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