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Easter Seals Launches Program for Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with Traumatic Brain Injuries
Date:10/5/2007

ry; attention, or concentration; easily confused or

overwhelmed; problems with sleeping; balance problems; trouble

with organizing activities or thoughts; slowed thinking, moving,

speaking or reading or been told they have a Traumatic Brain

Injury, and live near Dallas/Ft. Worth, Hartford or Sacramento

are invited to take part in a computer based rehabilitation

program that is designed to improve thinking skills and memory.

What: Posit Science's Brain Fitness Program is a non-invasive

computer-based training program that has demonstrated significant

improvement in memory, communication and clarity of thinking. In

initial studies with older adults, participants improved brain

function by 10 percent. This program also may be effective for

individuals with TBI, and this project will evaluate its

efficacy.

Veterans with mild to moderate TBI and their families are

encouraged to call toll-free 866.423.4981 or email:

veterans@easterseals.com to participate in this pilot project

held at Easter Seals. Participants who complete the 14-week

program will receive a modest stipend and reimbursement for

program-related expenses. The program is offered at no charge to

participants, and a disability rating is not needed to

participate.

Interview -- Randy Rutta, Executive Vice President, Office of

Opps: Public Affairs, Easter Seals

-- Douglas Carmon, Assistant Vice President, Military and

Veterans Initiatives, Easter Seals

-- Local veterans and their families living with TBI

Media Kristen Barnfield, Easter Seals Sara Brewster, Easter Seals


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