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Benefits

Many children and teens experience difficulties in social settings, often to a degree that interferes with relationships and academic life. Our social cognition training provides a safe place to practice individualized scenarios in a virtual world while getting real-time feedback and recommendations from clinicians. Students improve their social skills in areas that are personally relevant and applicable daily.

WHAT IS THE TRAINING?

Students utilize Charisma, a game-based learning environment, to build social skills applicable in their daily lives. Clinicians advise students throughout every stage of the training that is based on research conducted at the Center for BrainHealth.

WHO CAN BENEFIT?

Children and teens with ADHD, on the autism spectrum, and those with learning differences and challenges with social communication who are looking to gain confidence in social situations.

WHAT ARE THE TRAINING OPTIONS?

Five-week session: Bi-weekly 45-minute sessions for participants 8 years and older

One-week Teen Intensive Training: Two-hour sessions for week-long training, best for participants 12 years and older

Both training options include before and after training assessments and a Social BrainHealth Performance Report

Three-hour booster sessions are available once the 12.5-hour training program has been completed.

WHAT IS THE TRAINING SCHEDULE?

Sessions are available Monday through Friday during the day and after school.

WHERE IS TRAINING LOCATED?

Brain Performance Institute
2200 W. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75235
(972) 883-3400

NEXT STEPS?

For questions, please contact Lindsay Gehan at lindsay.gehan@utdallas.edu or (972) 883-3310.

What are the benefits of social cognition training?


IMPROVED SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS AND SOCIAL FLEXIBILITY
GREATER CONFIDENCE AND SELF-AWARENESS
STRONGER RECOGNITION OF OTHERS' FEELINGS AND PERSPECTIVES