Pediatric Research 

In collaboration with Children’s Specialized Hospital, researchers at Kessler Foundation are examining ways of improving the lives of children affected by brain injury, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Attention Deficit Disorder

  • Examining the Effects of a Job Entry Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of Virtual Reality (VR) training programs in improving interview skills in adolescents with ASD. 

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  • Understanding COVID-19's Effect on Families of Children with Autism

    The purpose of this study is to understand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 


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  • Gait Retraining Using Visual Biofeedback of Knee Movement in Pediatrics with Cerebral Palsy

    This study investigates whether gait training using computer feedback can improve the walking pattern of children and adolescents with Cerebral Palsy. (

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  • Remediation of Pediatric Attentional Deficits Using APT-3

    We are looking to learn whether a computerized program called the Attention Process Training-3 (Apt-3) can improve the attention of school-aged children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or children who have had a history of concussion. 

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  • Examination of Emotional Processing in Children with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

    This study investigates how children diagnosed with ASD or following a TBI are able to recognize emotions expressed by others.

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  • Action Control in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    This study seeks to understand how children with ADHD control their actions.

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  • Improving New Memory and Learning in School-Aged Children with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

    This study investigates whether a memory training program called the Modified Story Memory Technique (mSMT) can improve learning of school-aged children with memory impairment following a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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  • Studying Brain Connections in Pediatric Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

    The purpose of this pilot study is to evaluate the relationship between brain function and how symptoms are expressed in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The study seeks to evaluate how symptoms of ASD vary in children.

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