About IBSI

The history of where we came from spans more than a decade in time. In the mid 1980’s our CEO owned a computer technical school located in West Chester, PA. One evening he received a call from a mother who had a twelve year old son who was born with mental deficiencies. She wanted to know if LanChester Data Services had anything she could use for her son on their computer at home.

Computer technology at this time for home or office use was in its infancy.

Since we did not have anything that could help her son and there was not anything on the market that could help her he agreed to meet with her, the director of Head Start in West Chester, Pa and the director of therapy at the Bryn Mawer Rehabilitation Hospital in Bryn Mawer Pa. From that meeting the passion and drive to create such products surfaced.

With this idea in mind he attended the NIH Conference, at NIH headquarters, seeking someone who would collaborate with him to create products for this market. There he met Dr. Christopher L. Edwards from the Duke Medical Center.Not knowing what this entailed, Dr. Edwards and his team spent four years researching and defining the cognitive rehabilitation requirements. He read all the material Dr. Edwards suggested, and made several trips to visit Dr. Edwards at the medical center to review the results of the research.

As a result of the close direction provided by Dr. Edwards and his team of doctors, we are able to announce the creation of the “Model That Sets the Standards for Cognitive Rehabilitation”.

We read the Neuropsychological Assessment, Third Edition, by Muriel Deutsch Lezak and found a list of requirements that she says should be part of an optimal testing methodology. This list of requirements can be found on our home page and our testing methodology incorporates all of these requirements.

Also, similar requirement were put forth in the The Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery for Adults: Theoretical, Methodological, And Validation Bases by Ralph M. Reitan and Deborah Wolfson

The United States Supreme Court identified four considerations for trial judges to use in evaluating expert testimony , or in some cases in deciding whether to admit expert Testimony…

  1. Has the method been tested?
  2. Has the method been subjected to peer review and publication?
  3. What is the error rate in applying the method?
  4. To what extent has the method received general acceptance in the relevant scientific community?

Our testing methodology can satisfy items 1, 2, and 3. At appropriate time we will work with NIH to see if they will determine if our testing methodology is effective for patients.

Dr. Reitan has written that one of the problems with computer based cognitive rehabilitation is they do not perform re-queuing. Our testing methodology does perform re-queuing processes as defined by Dr. Edwards.

If the CEO had to point to one exciting result from all the effort so far, it would be from the knowledge that any patient regardless of language, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, or other unique conditions now have the opportunity to be cognitive rehabilitated regardless of where they reside.

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