Since 2015 we have been collecting outcome data on our Brain Builders Classes for Adults.
Quantitative and qualitative results reveal that Brain Builders Classes are effective at decreasing social isolation, encouraging the formation/renewal of friendships and the trying of new things, and improving confidence in communication skills. Additionally, data reflects that the factor most susceptible to change following participation in our classes is a feeling of optimism, born out of camaraderie within the class, gains in self-confidence and self-acceptance, and motivation to improve.
Our data has been presented at various conventions, conferences, and symposiums as follows:
Decreasing Social Isolation in Adults via a Cognitive Wellness Program
Mar 2019 Community Engagement Symposium at UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Poster describing our collaboration with Coastline Elderly Services, Inc. of New Bedford, MA to utilize cognitive-communication community based programming to improve social well-being
Measuring and Reporting Outcomes in a Community Based Setting: Qualitative Results and Participatory Action
Mar 2019 Aphasia Access Leadership Summit 2019
Poster presenting follow up qualitative analysis and participatory action of our community based program
Measuring and Reporting Outcomes in a Community Based Setting: Quantitative and Qualitative Results
Nov 2018 ASHA Convention 2018
Poster presentation presenting follow up qualitative analysis of our community based program
Measuring and Reporting Outcomes in a Community Based Setting
Mar 2017 Aphasia Access Leadership Summit 2017
Poster presentation outlining quantitative outcomes of our community based programming
Contact us for more information regarding our research.