Archive for June, 2011

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Gains in fluid intelligence after training non-verbal reasoning in 4-year-old children: A controlled randomized study

 

Institution: Karolinska Institute Title: Gains in fluid intelligence after training non-verbal reasoning in 4-year-old children: A controlled randomized study Researcher(s): Sissela Bergman Nutley, Stina Söderqvist, Sara Bryde, Lisa B. Thorell, Keith Humphreys, Torkel Klingberg Program: Cogmed RM Published: Developmental Science, April 2011 In a double-blind, randomized, controlled study, Bergman-Nutley et al. investigated whether fluid intelligence […]

Component analysis of verbal versus spatial working memory training in adolescents with ADHD: A randomized, controlled trial

 

Institution: Notre Dame Title: Component analysis of verbal versus spatial working memory training in adolescents with ADHD: A randomized, controlled trial Researcher(s): Gibson BS, Gondoli DM, Johnson AC, Steeger CM, Dobrzenski BA, Morrissey RA Program: Cogmed RM Published: Child Neuropsychology, March 2011 In a 2010 study, Gibson et al. investigated the utility of Unsworth and […]

New study shows link between depression and poor working memory

 

Posted: June 22, 2011 - Science Daily reports a new study by Dr. Jutta Joormann that suggest poor working memory may be a contributing factor to depression.

Article in LA Times discusses cognitive training, Cogmed

 

Posted: June 16, 2011 - An article was published this week in the Los Angeles Times that discussed a study done by Dr. Susanne M. Jaeggi from the University of Michigan.

Cogmed Exhibiting at the ABPP Annual Summer Workshop Series in San Francisco, CA

 

Posted: June 16, 2011 - Cogmed will be featured in a Pearson Clinical Assessments exhibition space at the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) 2nd Annual Summer Workshop Series, held in San Francisco, CA June 15-18.

The impact of a home-based, computerized cognitive intervention on working memory in children with pediatric epilepsy

 

Institution: Children’s National Medical Center Investigator(s): Dr. Madison Berl Program: Cogmed RM Aim: Working memory (WM) may be a moderator of the neurocognitive impairments associated with pediatric epilepsy. Executive functioning skills such as WM are necessary for efficient performance of a task regardless of domain (e.g. language, visual spatial, motor); making these skills essential to […]

Anxiety and educational achievement: An intervention study

 

Institution: University of Southampton Investigator(s): Dr. Julie Hadwin Program: Cogmed RM Background & Aim: Children with anxiety experience school related difficulties, with lower performance on schoolwork and tests, decreased attendance, higher dropout, and decreased likelihood of pursuing further education. Research has also shown that negative affect and academic performance is moderated by working memory (WM) […]

Working memory training in children with neuropsychiatric disorders and borderline intellectual functioning

 

Institution: Karakter University Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Nijmegen) Investigator(s): Dr. Dorine Slaats, Sammy Roording Program: Cogmed RM Background & Aim: Results of previous studies indicate positive effects of working memory (WM) training in children with psychiatric disorders and lower intelligence. However, the effects of WM training have not yet been studied in a […]

A comparison between parent training and computerized cognitive training on academic readiness skills and parent-child relationships in ADHD

 

Institution: University of California, Davis Investigator(s): Dr. Julie Schweitzer, Dr. Elizabeth Miller, Dr. Joshua Breslau, Dr. Linda Pfiffner, Dr. Keith McBurnett, Kyle Rutledge Program: Cogmed RM Background & Aim: Stimulant medication, behavioral parent training (BPT) and behavioral classroom interventions (BCI) are all existing evidence-based treatments for ADHD. Unfortunately, effects of these interventions do not persist […]

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Improving working memory in children attending school for learning disabilities

 

Institution: Ohio State University Investigator(s): Dr. Steven Beck, Dr. William Benninger Program: Cogmed RM Background & Aim: ADHD is a prevalent and impairing disorder occurring in 3 to 7% of children. Deficits in ADHD include both hyperactive and inattentive symptoms as well as deficits in working memory (WM). The aim of this project is to […]

Working memory training in dyslexic children

 

Institution: Radboud University, Braams & Partners Investigator(s): Sietske Walda, Dr. Tom Braams Program: Cogmed RM Background & Aim: In dyslexic children development of reading and spelling in the early school years is stagnating. Early diagnostics and treatment are of crucial importance, because of the risk of developing insufficient literacy for education, employment, and development of […]