FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TBI REFOCUS Cope-Ability
(603)497-3331
jfeick@anselm.edu
www.TBIReFocus.com

A NEW KIND OF COMPUTER PROGRAM TO ASSIST PEOPLE WITH BRAIN INJURY, STROKE, AND LIMITED ABILITY

Manchester,NH

TBI REFOCUS Cope-Ability is a new type of assistive technology program, custom modified for each client, designed to help brain injury and stroke survivors and people with limited ability. By personalizing the program for each user and making the program very user friendly, we have created an easy-to-use computer portal that will be attractive to many clients. TBI REFOCUS incorporates a "memory book" concept, long used as paper copy by therapists. In the context of this program the previously familiar material provides an inviting and motivating entry to the computer for any client who could benefit from computer use for mental exercise and memory recapture (pathway activation).  TBI REFOCUS supplies that "spoonful of sugar" to make the computer attractive, and much more.

After customization the program will contain elements familiar to most clients. There are sections for family photos, addresses and phone numbers, school (or military) experience, caregivers, hobbies and sports, and a unique music section. There is an area to download favorite music and a xylophone that can be played. Specially designed for this program is an on-screen keyboard instrument that can be played by mouse or touch screen, using fingertip or mouth-held probe. All of TBI REFOCUS is touchscreen compatible. Picture a touch screen mounted across the front of a wheelchair, enabling full computer control.

Because TBI REFOCUS is constructed on a website format it is capable of unlimited expansion, reconstruction, and linkage. The program can also run off-line.

The on-screen jigsaw puzzles are fun for anyone and can be imported at a more challenging level. A word memory exercise provides the therapist with a progress score on an administrative page for data collection. Another data producer is a hit counter for pages visited that shows the clients interests and progress.

TBI REFOCUS is ready for clients but is also a responsive, evolving system that can be improved with experience, research and much-valued input from therapists and family members. We especially look forward to feedback from clients who have made progress with the program, and thus have special insight.

www.tbirefocus.com Phone (603)497-3331

e-mail: jfeick@anselm.edu

 

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