Recently, four Occupational Therapy interns, all master’s degree candidates at Springfield College, conducted a research study for MHA they called Enhancing APPtivity. Their research focused on smart phone, tablet and computer apps that can be used by people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) to help improve memory, problem-solving and emotional regulation, all areas that can be impacted by a brain injury.

“Anything a person needs in terms of equipment or technology, my team must be able to show why that matters,” Sara Kyser, Vice President of Acquired Brain Injury Programs for MHA. “The students’ research is supporting the folks MHA serves every day at the Resource Center, our day program for persons with ABI.

The team’s creativity, energy and professionalism are helping to better position MHA for future grants and equipment acquisitions.”