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SMART Brain Training – Youth Justice System

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Experience a program proven to enhance reasoning, focus and meaningful learning

Help contribute to science and earn $130 for completing interactive online training and self-paced brain performance inventories.

Do you feel like you know you have great potential but need help reaching it?

One of our signature programs, SMART™ (Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training) is designed to enhance student learning by teaching how to learn, not just what to learn, through the use of strategies to increase reasoning, problem solving and innovative thinking.

Over the past several years we have seen benefits for both typical and non-typical learners who have participated in this program. Through our partnership with DISD, our research has shown SMART-trained students have:

  • 50% improvement in executive function

  • 50% increase in standardized test passing rates in reading, math, science and social studies

  • 48% reduction in anxiety and depressive symptoms

To join, please contact: sarah.laane@utdallas.edu or call 972-883-3289

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Who is Eligible?

  • Youth 15-21 years old

  • Have been involved with the justice system or had police contact

What is involved?

  • Earn $130 for completing the online training program!

  • 8 one-on-one online SMART™ training sessions (45-minutes each)

  • 3 online brain performance inventories

  • 1 post-training Booster Session to review strategies

​​​This study is designed for teens and young adults who have experienced a setback, or made a mistake, and would like to be involved in a training program proven to enhance reasoning, focus and meaningful learning.