Archive for May, 2007

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Giving a child a better mind – Program aids memory skills

 

Posted: May 22, 2007 - A May 22nd article in the Chicago Tribune titled “Giving a child a better mind” examines working memory, its importance in daily life and how Cogmed has helped a local girl named Becky to reach her full potential. “The way Becky remembers how things should be done has translated into math and spelling,” said her mother, who noticed changes at school and at home after Becky completed the training. “She remembers where she puts things. She now has an innate sense of organization.”

Practitioner Profile: Dr. Barbara Ingersoll

 

Posted: May 1, 2007: Cogmed is fortunate to have one of the nation’s most well-respected experts on ADHD within its network. Dr. Barbara Ingersoll is the clinical director of Memory Plus Clinic in Bethesda, Md. She has authored several major books and articles on ADHD and speaks frequently at conferences around the nation.

Trainee Profile: Ohio college student sees professional benefits from Cogmed Working Memory Training

 

Posted: May 1, 2007 - For college student Chris Tonelli of Cleveland, OH, working his summer job used to be a source of anxiety and even embarrassment. Diagnosed with ADHD in the third grade, Chris would frequently lose his train of thought and forget to complete seemingly simple tasks.

Cogmed Practitioner Network Expands

 

Posted: May 1, 2007 - Cogmed is steadily growing its network of qualified practices in the U.S. Already more than 25 practices offer Cogmed Working Memory Training from coast to coast. Cogmed recently welcomed ten new practices.

Research Update May 1, 2007

 

Posted May 1, 2007 - Dr. Enrico Mezzacappa has just a concluded a study at Harvard in which 8 children between first and fifth grade with symptoms of ADHD conducted Cogmed Working Memory Training. The study focused on children at a Boston inner-city public school, and clinical outcomes showed favorable results.

Notre Dame’s Dr. Brad Gibson Unveils Further Analysis of His Pilot Study Affirming the Effectiveness of Working Memory Training

 

Posted: May 1, 2007 - Last month, Gibson unveiled further analysis of his research at the prestigious annual conference sponsored by the Center for Research in Child Development. Specifically, Gibson’s new analysis seeks to explain why symptoms of attention deficits decrease when working memory is improved.

Cogmed Newsletter #4, May 2007

 

Posted: May 1, 2007 - In February, Cogmed officially opened its new U.S. headquarters on Fifth Avenue Station in downtown Naperville, IL. Cogmed has chosen the centrally located and vibrant Chicago area to expand its Working Memory Training program in the United States. The U.S. office is led by Cogmed’s chief executive officer Jonas Jendi.

Changes in cortical activity after training of working memory – a single-subject analysis

 

A recent study by Olesen, Westerberg and Klingberg [Olesen P, Westerberg H, Klingberg T. Increased prefrontal and parietal brain activity after training of working memory. Nat Neurosci 2004;7:75–9] showed that group analysis of brain activity data show increases in prefrontal and parietal cortices after WM training. In the present study we performed single-subject analysis of the changes in brain activity after five weeks of training.