Title

Momma Bear Bracelet

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Simulated presence therapy is a non pharmacological treatment that utilizes audio recordings of a loved one to calm a distressed patient. As of now, this approach has only been tested on those with dementia. In an effort to reduce the excessive fear children experience at times of separation, the focus of this study is on measuring the effectiveness of simulated presence therapy on children with separation anxiety. Each child selected to participate in this study will wear the Momma Bear Bracelet for two consecutive weeks. This bracelet consists of a fabric wristband and a plush centerpiece that will hold a small recording device. A parent and/or guardian will be able to record short and encouraging messages that their child can easily play back at any moment. A daily log will be kept by the parent of the child to track his or her progression. Along with the daily log, a series of surveys will also help analyze the the benefits, and any improvements that will need to be made, of the bracelet. A survey will be taken before the treatment begins to serve as a base and a control. Another survey will be taken after the treatment to assess if there was any improvement in the child's behavior. If the parent and child follow all the rules that this study entails, the child's separation anxiety is expected to reduce.

Location

Lassiter 119

Start Date

4-14-2018 11:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

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Apr 14th, 11:45 AM

Momma Bear Bracelet

Lassiter 119

Simulated presence therapy is a non pharmacological treatment that utilizes audio recordings of a loved one to calm a distressed patient. As of now, this approach has only been tested on those with dementia. In an effort to reduce the excessive fear children experience at times of separation, the focus of this study is on measuring the effectiveness of simulated presence therapy on children with separation anxiety. Each child selected to participate in this study will wear the Momma Bear Bracelet for two consecutive weeks. This bracelet consists of a fabric wristband and a plush centerpiece that will hold a small recording device. A parent and/or guardian will be able to record short and encouraging messages that their child can easily play back at any moment. A daily log will be kept by the parent of the child to track his or her progression. Along with the daily log, a series of surveys will also help analyze the the benefits, and any improvements that will need to be made, of the bracelet. A survey will be taken before the treatment begins to serve as a base and a control. Another survey will be taken after the treatment to assess if there was any improvement in the child's behavior. If the parent and child follow all the rules that this study entails, the child's separation anxiety is expected to reduce.