Kessler Pediatric TBI study photoThe BART Foundation’s mission is to promote better outcomes for brain injury survivors by answering three questions – which alternative therapies are likely to work, where can they be found, and how can they be afforded? One of the ways we fulfill our mission is by carefully watching global research and clinical trial outcomes and sharing that information, in user-friendly language, to the TBI/ABI community.

Today, we’d like to share with you a research opportunity that Kessler Foundation is currently recruiting for.

Children’s Specialized Hospital and Kessler Foundation are seeking participants for a pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) study. The research examines the effectiveness of an emotional processing program that is geared to children and features paper and pencil tests, and computerized tasks. During the intervention portion of this study, your child will meet twice a week with an interventionist where they will either undergo an experimental computerized treatment program for processing emotions or participate in computer exercises. Participation in the study may last up to four months and can be done remotely. Your child may qualify if they:

  • They are between the ages of 9-17 that have been diagnosed with a TBI that has affected their ability to process emotions.
  • Sustained their TBI at least 1 year prior to enrollment.
  • Have no co-occurring neurological disorders or disease.
  • Have no uncontrolled seizures or other unstable medical complications.
  • Are able to speak and read English fluently.

Follow the link for more information and to register for the study:

Have any questions about the above study and more? Contact Clarice Bourland at 973-323-3678 or at

About Kessler Foundation: Kessler Foundation researchers seek new ways to improve mobility and cognition for people with disabilities caused by stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain and spinal cord injury, and chronic neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Our researchers also investigate how disabilities affect employment and ways to optimize outcomes. We help people regain independence to lead full and productive lives. With the support of our donors, Kessler Foundation drives positive change for people with disabilities. We conduct groundbreaking rehabilitation and disability employment research and fund innovative initiatives to provide access to job opportunities. The Foundation bears the name of Henry H. Kessler, MD, Ph.D., who founded Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation to help people with disabilities regain function and achieve maximum independence.