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Charisma™: Youth Social Cognition Training

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Charisma™: Youth Social Cognition Training

Charisma: A game-based learning environment formerly known as Virtual Reality Social Cognition Training. New social situations can be intimidating. Students use avatars to practice scenarios in a virtual world and gain expert advice that can be applied in the real world.

10 hours for either training option

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Benefits

Charisma is delivered by trained coaches through live, interactive social conversations with real-time feedback and recommendations. The program helps individuals navigate the diverse social environments of school, sports teams and other community settings. It is research driven and is designed to help individuals at any age improve their social engagement.

Charisma has the flexibility to adapt to each new stage of adolescence and young adulthood, and it provides support to individuals with social challenges and neurodevelopmental differences like ADHD, Autism and social anxiety.

Virtual reality helps teens deal with social anxiety, ADHD, and more

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 their Charisma Coach. Students improve their social skills in areas that are personally relevant and applicable daily.

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WHAT IS THE TRAINING?

Students utilize Charisma, a game-based learning environment, to build social skills applicable in their daily lives. Students are advised by their Charisma Coach 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.

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WHAT ARE THE TRAINING OPTIONS?
  1. Five-week session: Bi-weekly 45-minute sessions for participants 8 years and older
  2. One-week Teen Intensive Training: Two-hour sessions for week-long training, best for participants 12 years and older

Both training options include an I-ASSERT (Interactive Analysis of Strategic Social Emotional Reasoning & Resilient Thinking) and Summary Report

On-going, individual booster sessions are available once the 10-hour training has been completed.

WHAT IS THE TRAINING SCHEDULE?

During summer months, scheduling is available during these dates:

June 3-July 5
July 8-August 9
August 12-September 13

We have rolling enrollment during the school year.  Sessions are available Monday through Friday during the day and after school.

The schedule and availability are discussed during the consult phone call.

WHERE IS TRAINING LOCATED?

Remote access is available: Programs can be delivered from the comfort of your own home.

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

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

What are the benefits of social cognition training?


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