have conducted extensive research evaluating
who have severe cognitive impairments due to acquired brain injury.
Participants in our longitudinal study were able to easily learn and
independently use the program to communicate with friends and family for
at least one to two years. In addition, participants expressed high
satisfaction in using the program, stating that they felt less socially
isolated and had increased confidence in their ability to learn a new
skill (see www.think-and-link.org/researchers
for more information).
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