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First Cogmed practice in South Africa trained

 

Posted: May 8, 2008 – Cogmed has partnered with a team in South Africa. Dr. Gerard Finnemore became South Africa’s first Cogmed Qualified Practice signing on in May 2008 and has a practice located in Bedfordview, South Africa.

Working memory in the classroom

 

Posted: May 1, 2008 - In a recent lecture at the annual conference of The British Psychological Society, Susan E. Gathercole, PhD, examines the impact of working memory problems on grade school and high school students. She provides a compelling profile of a student struggling with working memory who is often mislabeled as inattentive and ultimately bound for academic failure. Focusing on the classroom, Gathercole details how Cogmed Working Memory Training spells new hope for the 10 percent of students who experience working memory problems.

Improving fluid intelligence with training on working memory

 

A recent study performed by researchers at the University of Michigan suggests that there is a strong correlation between the working memory and fluid intelligence. The study showed that intensive working memory training not only lead to improved working memory, but also produced significant improvements in tests designed to measure fluid intelligence.

Training of visuo-spatial working memory improves behavior in kids with ADHD

 

Chris Lucas, MD, a researcher at New York University, finds that children with ADHD experienced significant benefits after using Cogmed Working Memory training to improve their visuo-spatial working memory.