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Virtual Reality Helps Some Children With Autism

A screen capture of the Charisma game environment showing three avatars in a room.

CBS Boston

Bright kids with high functioning autism can struggle socially. Dr. Mallika Marshall's report on Charisma Virtual Social Coaching features Center for BrainHealth's Maria Johnson. The program serves youth across the United States and other English-speaking countries.Watch the video on CBS Boston's WBZ-TV.

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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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Virtual Social Learning Platform

Center for BrainHealth developed Charisma™, a flexible, virtual simulation platform that is used in combination with a clinician-led cognitive social learning protocol to help users increase their social adeptness. Charisma leverages cutting-edge game development software to allow repeated – but novel – practice with real-time simulation of authentic, dynamic social interactions at varying levels of complexity.