about the program
Groups of brain injury survivors and trained facilitators come together via an Internet-based platform typically used for education. This allows participating clients and the facilitators to communicate, using audio, video, and instant-messaging technology.
a typical session
Group sessions are conducted twice a week for a 10-week period known as a “round.” Each small group has a specially trained facilitator.
A session typically begins with socializing and catching up among participants. The facilitator then introduces the agenda for the day and leads group members through a semi-structured session that typically includes cognitive exercises such as puzzle-solving or word games, group discussion about activities including cooking, reading, service projects, or recreational outings. Sometimes a group establishes a book club featuring one or more of the many excellent publications relating to brain injury. A guest speaker or music therapist may be featured. As one client said: “CLiC did more for me than medication or any other kind of consultation.”
Greeting and informal conversation
Discussion of the day’s agenda
Planning for a group outing, discussion of group activity such as book club, service project, cooking, etc.
Puzzles, word games, “lateral thinking” activity
cognitive and memory
Vocabulary with synonyms and antonyms
brain injury education
Topic associated with brain injury (may include guest speaker)
Includes mindfulness, yoga, music, art, and creative writing
Closing of Session
Wrap up, review, and discussion
Participants must meet these requirements:
Be 18 years of age
currently receiving BISSWVA case management services
Be at least one-year post-injury
Have adequate visual, motor, and language skills to use a computer
Have access to broadband Internet connection