Archive for September, 2007

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Scattered Minds

 

Posted: September 10, 2007 - A September 10th article in the Hamilton Spectator outlines the challenges that children face in developing a healthy working memory. “We ramp up the academic demands on children at an early age. We change the style of teaching, so that students explore a subject, rather than learn a step-by-step process to guide them through. Finally, we immerse them in a fast-paced TV/Internet world that offers refresh and replay instead of remember. Working memory is suffering.” The article features the story of Ellie Honan, a nine-year-old who struggled with working memory and executive function before performing Cogmed Working Memory Training this past summer.

The New Term

 

Posted: September 4, 2007 - A September 4th article in the Boston Globe examines the growing awareness of executive function and how it affects academic performance. The article features Ellie Honan, a nine-year-old from Boston who struggled with working memory and executive function before performing Cogmed Working Memory Training this past summer. “Last year my hair would stand on end just thinking about Ellie going back to school,” said Ellie’s mom, Christine. This year, Ellie says, “I’m excited about going to fourth grade. It’s going to be my best year ever.”

Cogmed Newsletter #5, September 2007

 

Posted: September 1, 2007 - A recent study sponsored by Sweden’s Karolinska Institute and the Teachers College of Stockholm examined the effects of Cogmed Working Memory Training on the academic performance of school children.