Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

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Date of Award

Spring 2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Department

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Advisor(s)

Susan B. Ingram

Richard E. Ingram

Marsha Longerbeam

Abstract

Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology that allows users to view graphics, videos, or other applications in their environment in real time using mobile devices, such as a smartphone or tablet. It provides an interactive way to combine technology and learning. Although AR has potential applications in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders, few studies have investigated its reliability in speech intervention. This project explores whether parents are receptive to implementing AR technology into speech intervention and addresses one way to make intervention more engaging. The project looked at parental attitudes toward AR in integrating speech intervention goals at home with their children. A case study approach was used to evaluate the receptiveness of parents using AR in intervention. Caregivers were given a pre- and post-study survey and were asked to complete weekly reflective notes to track progress. The researcher met with caregivers two times over the course of the study (one at the halfway mark and the other at the end of the study) in an interview to answer any questions and address comments or concerns. Results will provide researchers and clinicians with an idea of how receptive parents are to incorporating a new technology into intervention and help determine if the use of AR in intervention at home merits further exploration.

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