Research Study 4

Research Study #4: Cognitive Support Technology for Postsecondary Students with Traumatic Brain Injuries:A Randomized Clinical Trial at the Intervention Efficacy Stage of Research

Research by Kent State University


This Randomized Control Trial initiative (Intervention Efficacy) is designed to improve the academic and employment outcomes of students with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in post-secondary education.


This study is based on an existing intervention model that was developed as part of a previous NIDILRR-funded grant, Project Career, which used Cognitive Support Technology (CST) and customized vocational case management with college students with traumatic brain injury. Cognitive Support Technology (CST) products and strategies are used to help people with disabilities compensate for or accommodate cognitive limitations.Three consecutive cohorts of 30 participants per year (15 per year in the intervention group and 15 per year in the control group) will receive different levels of the intervention. It is anticipated that the Cognitive Support Technology and customized vocational case management intervention will substantially contribute to the state-of-the-art in cognitive and vocational rehabilitation.


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