Kessler Foundation Study Aims to Improve Learning among Adolescents with Brain Injury

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Oct. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kessler Foundation, a global leader in rehabilitation research, and Children's Specialized Hospital, the nation's leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children facing special health challenges, are actively recruiting participants for research studies.
"Children and adolescents who've sustained a brain injury may show a range of cognitive complications for years afterward. Memory problems in particular, can adversely affect how children perform in a variety of settings, including academic learning," said John DeLuca, PhD, senior VP of Research & Training at Kessler Foundation. "The goal our research is to identify specific strategies that help them better manage these deficits."

Study Skills Training to Improve Academic Learning
Recruitment is underway for this randomized control trial comparing the benefits of two different strategies for learning.  The sessions meet for one hour on two separate days at Children's Specialized Hospital or Kessler Foundation, both located in New Jersey. Research assistants may be able to travel to the participant's home on a case-by-case basis. Adolescents aged 12 to 17 years who have a demonstrated memory deficit resulting from a brain injury may be eligible to participate. Compensation is provided. 

About Children's Specialized Hospital
Children's Specialized Hospital is the nation's leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges — from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. At thirteen different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and children can achieve more of their goals. To help, or find more information: call 888-CHILDRENS; visit; Facebook:; Twitter:; YouTube:; LinkedIn:'s-specialized-hospital

About Kessler Foundation
Kessler Foundation, a major nonprofit organization in the field of disability, is a global leader in rehabilitation research to improve cognition, mobility, and long-term outcomes - including employment - for people with neurological disabilities caused by diseases and injuries of the brain and spinal cord. Kessler Foundation leads the nation in funding innovative programs to expand opportunities for employment of people with disabilities. For more information, visit;;

To enroll or learn more about this study, contact, Justin Stanley, research recruitment specialist, at 973-243-6812, or at

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CONTACT: Justin Stanley
         Research recruitment specialist