Jessica Salley awarded 2020-2021 Freedman Fellows Student Grant

Jessica Salley is a doctoral candidate in the Communication Sciences program in the Department of Psychological Sciences. Her research investigates the long-term impacts of childhood brain injury on academic and social participation, particularly for individuals in high-risk groups. This project will use virtual reality to create a simulated classroom environment to examine children’s executive functioning skills after brain injury in an ecologically-valid manner. The results of this project are anticipated to support the use of virtual reality simulations as sensitive and valid assessment tools to capture functional deficits after childhood brain injury.