spinal cord injury research

Treating Cognitive Deficits in traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

The purpose of this research study is to investigate the effectiveness of a memory retraining program and a processing speed program in a spinal cord injured (SCI) population. Processing speed is the time it takes a person to process new information.


The study will involve 14 sessions spread over 5 months. Participants will complete a screening evaluation via an online platform, such as Zoom to determine eligibility (approximately 1 hour), 3 testing sessions lasting 3-4 hours each, and 10 training sessions lasting about 45 minutes each. If participants have difficulties in both memory and processing speed, participation may be extended an additional 6 weeks adding 10 training sessions and an additional testing sessions.

All sessions can be completed via an online platform such as Zoom, unless the participant prefers to meet in person.

Inclusion Criteria
  • 18-75 years old.
  • Must have a spinal cord injury with the level of injury between C1-T12.
  • Use a wheelchair as primary means of getting around.
  • Must have an AIS grade of A, B, C or D as determined by study staff examination.
  • Injury occurred at least 1 year ago.
  • Primary language is English.

Participants who complete the study receive up to $425.

Research Categories
Tele Studies
Spinal Cord Injury
Actively Recruiting
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