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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

  • A Strength-Based Intervention to Improve Job Interview Skills in Young Adults with Autism (KF-Stride)

    Researchers are evaluating how effective a strength-based intervention is in improving job interview skills in young adults with autism who may have difficulty with job interviews or want to improve these skills. 

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  • Examining the Effects of a Job Entry Intervention in Young Adults (IMPRESSIVE)

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

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  • Studying Multi-Joint Adaptation to Biofeedback in Children and Young Adults with Two Types of Walking Patterns

    The purpose of this study is to use a computer display with feedback cues to help children and young adults who have brain injury change their walking pattern while walking on a treadmill.

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  • Emotional Processing Intervention for Children with TBI

    Researchers are examining the effectiveness of an emotional processing program that is modified for use with children. Participants complete paper and pencil tests and computerized tasks. 

    This study can be completed remotely and does not require in-person visits.

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  • Strength Identification and Expression in Young Adults

    The purpose of this research study is to evaluate how young adults with and without autism identify and express their personal identities. 

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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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  • Studying Brain Connections in Pediatric Autism

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship between brain function and how symptoms are expressed and vary in adolescents with autism.  Participants will complete paper and pencil tests and receive and MRI scan.

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