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Virtual Training Helps Underserved Middle Schoolers Hone Social Skills

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Frontiers in Education

Maria Johnson

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Researchers partnered with low-income public middle schools in Dallas to research the effectiveness of the Charisma™ virtual platform to help students improve their social skills. The participating students and their teachers reported significant improvements in the students’ confidence, participation in the classroom, and ability to communicate with peers and teachers. Additionally, the study confirmed that teachers are reliable identifiers of students who are struggling socially and would benefit most from Charisma training.

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Maria Johnson, MA, CCC-SLP

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