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2017 State System Summit

Session 48

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2017 State System Summit

13-15 University Ave.
West Chester, PA 19382

Hiram G. Martinez
2017 Summit Chairperson
Phone: 610-436-2433

Increasing Student Comfort with Older Adults through Computer Tutoring

  • 11:00 AM – 11:55 AM
  • SYKES ROOM 252

Many college students indicate that they have very few social interactions with normally aging adults, other than their grandparents. Therefore, ESU has been conducting computer tutoring programs for over 20 years. These pair students with older adults so the older adults can learn more about computer usage. The presentation will cover why this is needed, various formats in which it is done, and a summary of students’ self-reported discoveries about older adults.


Matthew D'Almeida, WCU Student Volunteer


Dr. Elaine M. Shuey, Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at East Stroudsburg University
Dr. Shuey has been a faculty member at ESU for over 30 years. She is the chairperson of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the coordinator of the Gerontology Certificate Program at ESU. She is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist. Her specialty areas are voice disorders, speech science, and the effects of aging on communication.