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Harvard study suggests Cogmed useful in school setting

 

Posted: April 30, 2010 A study published in February, 2010 in School Mental Health examined whether Cogmed Working Memory Training may be an effective intervention for economically disadvantaged students who struggle with ADHD symptoms.

David Rynard, Ph.D. exhibits at CADDA Conference in London, Ontario April 28-29

 

Cogmed practitioner, Dr. David Rynard exhibited at the Community Alliance for Developmental Disabilities and Autism Conference in London, Ontario Arpil 28-29. The conference was held at the Hellenic Community Center and is a conference for parents, teachers, and professionals involved with children with disabilities and autism.

Rosamund Reuter hosts a Family Support Meeting/Workshop in Brussels April 24th

 

Cogmed practitioner and clinical psychologist, Rosamund Reuter hosted a Family Support Meeting as a part of ADHD - AS - Dyslexia Family Resources Belgium on April 24th in Brussels. The meeting was titled “Cogmed Evidence-Based Training Can Improve Working Memory in Children & Adults”.

Putting “brain training” to the test – and about time

 

Posted: April 21, 2010
The well-regarded journal Nature airs the question “does brain training work?” in a letter published on April 20th, 2010. The letter, based on a study conducted by the BBC and a research team based in Cambridge, England, concludes that the answer is “No”: “brain training” does not work.

Klingberg comments on BBC “Brain Training” study

 

Posted: April 21, 2010
Renowned neuroscientist and Cogmed co-founder, Torkel Klingberg, Ph.D., M.D. has recently been quoted in multiple articles in response to a study published yesterday in Nature.

“Did Working Memory Spark Creative Culture?”

 

Posted: April 20, 2010
An article published in Science on April 9th, 2010 discusses the possibility that the evolution of working memory helped spark creativity in early human species. Researchers Thomas Wynn and Frederick Coolidge point to the creation of unique artwork as evidence of the development of a cognitive function unique to our species - that is, as the article says “an enhanced capacity to hold and manipulate information in one’s conscious attention while carrying out specific tasks, an ability psychologist’s call working memory”.

Dr. Sander Weckstein presents at Traverse City Central High School April 20th

 

Cogmed Practitioner Sander Weckstein, M.D. gave a presentation titled "ADHD and Cogmed Working Memory Training" to area physicians and educators. The presentation was held at the Main Library at Traverse City Central High School on April 20th.

Dr. Richard Abbey to speak/exhibit at a Parents Education Network event April 17th

 

Cogmed practitioner Dr. Richard Abbey and Dr. Diana Barrett will be exhibiting and speaking about Cogmed training at the Parents Education Network event, “Ed Rev”. The event will take place at the ATT Park in San Francisco, CA on April 17th.

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Dr. Paul White to present at the Marriage and Family Consortium at Friends University April 14th

 

Cogmed Practitioner, Paul White, PhD., will be presenting: “Cogmed Working Memory Training: Improving Focus, Concentration & Distractibility without Medication” at the Marriage and Family Consortium at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas.

James Wiley, M.D. to speak/exhibit at the Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics April 15th-18th

 

James Wiley, M.D., President of the Alabama Chapter of The American Academy of Pediatrics and Cogmed Practitioner, will be speaking and exhibiting at the Alabama Chapter AAP 2010 Spring Meeting & Pediatric Update. The event will take place April 15th – 18th at the Hilton Sandestin Beach in Destin, FL.

Cogmed practitioner Avner Stern, Ph.D. to host workshop on ADHD, working memory, and Cogmed training May 10th

 

Cogmed Practitioner Avner Stern, Ph.D. will be hosting a workshop along with the Shawnee Mission School District Parent Resource Center on May 10th in Overland Park Kansas. Dr. Stern will be there with Cogmed Coaches Michelle Benton and Kay Grossman to discuss the effects of weak working memory on ADHD and other learning problems.