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Metafocus: Interview With Maria Johnson of UT Dallas Virtual Reality Social Cognition Training Department

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Matt Sparks

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This interview with Maria Johnson of Center for BrainHealth® explains the virtual training program – Charisma™ – which is being utilized to help individuals with autism, ADHD, and other social learning differences. Over a decade in the making, this project combines the work of cognitive scientists, clinicians and game developers. Witnessing the positive impact this program has on the lives of individuals gives Maria and other researchers great hope for those struggling with social interactions.

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Maria Johnson, MA, CCC-SLP

Director, Youth and Family Innovations Lead Research Clinician and Trainer, Charisma Virtual Social Coaching

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