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Protected: Cogmed Award Ceremony 2010

 

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Article On Cogmed in Dutch Journal Remediaal

 

Posted: September 17, 2010 - In September 2010 an article on Cogmed was published in a Dutch Journal for Remedial Teachers (Remediaal). The training itself, the coaching procedures and research results were presented extensively by a Dutch Cogmed Coach (Clemens Nijenkamp).

Attentional and executive function behaviours of children with poor working memory

 

Research title: Attentional and executive function behaviours of children with poor working memory Researchers: Susan E. Gathercole, Tracy P. Alloway, Hannah J. Kirkwood, Julian G. Elliott, Joni Holmes, Kerry A. Hilton Published: Learning and Individual Differences The purpose of this study was to investigate whether poor working memory is associated with inattentive behavior. The researchers […]

Working Memory Abilities and Children’s Performance in Laboratory Analogues of Classroom Activities

 

Research title: Working Memory Abilities and Children’s Performance in Laboratory Analogues of Classroom Activities Researchers: Susan E. Gathercole, Emily Durling, Matthew Evans, Sarah Jeffcock and Sarah Stone Published: Applied Cognitive Psychology In light of the evidence showing working memory to be essential for academic success, the researchers wanted to investigate what causes this correlation. This […]

Working memory in children with reading disabilities

 

Research title: Working memory in children with reading disabilities Researchers: Susan Elizabeth Gathercole, Tracy Packiam Alloway, Catherine Willis, Anne-Marie Adams Published: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology Given the data demonstrating the link between working memory and educational achievement, the researchers in this study wanted to investigate levels of working memory in children with reading disabilities […]

Executive functions and achievements on national curriculum tests: Shifting, updating, inhibition, and working memory

 

Research title: Executive functions and achievements on national curriculum tests: Shifting, updating, inhibition, and working memory Researchers: Helen L. St Clair-Thompson and Susan E. Gathercole Published: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology This study investigated the relationship between executive functions and working memory and the role they both play, either together or separate, in learning. Various […]

Working memory and phonological awareness as predictors of progress towards early learning goals at school entry

 

Research title: Working memory and phonological awareness as predictors of progress towards early learning goals at school entry Researchers: Tracy Packiam Alloway, Susan Elizabeth Gathercole, Anne-Marie Adams, Catherine Willis, Rachel Eaglen, and Emily Lamont Published: British Journal of Developmental Psychology This study investigated the role that working memory plays in early learning development. The researchers […]

Working memory abilities in children with special educational needs

 

Research title: Working memory abilities in children with special educational needs Researchers: Tracy Packiam Alloway, Susan Elizabeth Gathercole, Anne-Marie Adams, Catherine Willis Published: Educational and Child Psychology The aim of this study was to see if children with special educational needs were more prone to have poor working memory. The researchers found that children in […]

Working memory skills and educational attainment: Evidence from National Curriculum assessments at 7 and 14 years of age

 

Research title: Working memory skills and educational attainment: Evidence from National Curriculum assessments at 7 and 14 years of age Researchers: Susan E. Gathercole, Susan J. Pickering, Camilla Knight, and Zoe Stegmann Published: Applied Cognitive Psychology National curriculum assessments in the UK are administered in every state school for children at age 7, 11, and […]

Individual differences in working memory and reading

 

Research title: Individual differences in working memory and reading Researchers: Meredyth Daneman and Patricia A. Carpenter Published: Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior The aim of this study was to identify the cause of poor reading comprehension. The researchers demonstrated that inefficient processes, which limit the amount of information maintained in working memory, contributed […]

Working memory assessments at school entry as longitudinal predictors of National Curriculum attainment levels

 

Research title: Working memory assessments at school entry as longitudinal predictors of National Curriculum attainment levels Researchers: Susan E. Gathercole, Leanne Brown, and Susan J. Pickering Published: Educational and Child Psychology This was a longitudinal study that tracked 54 students in the UK between the ages of 4-7. The researchers aimed to see how early […]