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Cogmed Qualified Practitioner Feature: Richard Abbey, Ph.D.

 

Posted: August 31, 2011 - Richard Abbey, Ph.D., is a clinician and researcher operating in private practice in northern California. His practice, Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic, specializes in a broad range of neuropsychological services, including psychoeducational assessment, diagnostic services (and second opinions), psychotherapy, and comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for infants, children, and adults.

Mary Danielak Presenting on Cogmed at DragonCon 2011 September 5th in Atlanta, GA

 

Posted: August 30, 2011 - Cogmed practitioner Mary Danielak, Psy.D. will be presenting on Cogmed as part of the Science Track of DragonCon 2011 in Atlanta, GA.

Avner Stern Presenting on Cogmed and Working Memory to the Kansas City Pediatric Alliance in September in Overland Park, KS

 

Posted: August 30, 2011 - Cogmed practitioner Avner Stern, Ph.d. will be making a presentation on Cogmed and working memory to the Kansas City Pediatric Alliance in Overland Park, KS.

A non-drug, placebo-controlled study of the efficacy of a computer-based program to improve working memory in adolescents and young adults with Down Syndrome

 

Research institution: Duke University Researcher(s): James Heller Training Program: Cogmed JM Status: Ongoing Summary: Individuals with Down syndrome appear to have superior visual memory skills as compared to spatial memory. Memory and executive function deficits of individuals with Down syndrome have been associated with the neurologic impairment of the hippocampus (memory) and frontal lobes (executive […]

Working memory training for patients with acquired brain injury: effects in daily life

 

Institution: Habilitering & Halsa, Stockholm, Sweden Title: Working memory training for patients with acquired brain injury: effects in daily life Researcher(s): Johansson, B., & Tornmalm, M. Program: Cogmed QM Published: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy Overview: Individuals with acquired brain injury struggle with working memory deficits that are commonly experienced as difficulties with multi-tasking, forgetfulness […]

Charles Shinaver Presenting on Working Memory at the GASP 2011 Annual Fall Conference in Savannah, GA

 

Posted: August 25, 2011 - Cogmed Consultant, Charles Shinaver, Ph.D., will be presenting at the Georgia Association of School Psychologists Annual (GASP) 2011 annual Fall Conference, held in Savannah, GA, August 29-31.

Peter Entwistle Presenting on Cogmed and working memory for MNS Summer Lecture Series in Boston, MA

 

Posted: August 24, 2011 - Cogmed Consultant, Peter Entwistle, Ph.D., will be presenting to the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society (MNS) as part of a summer Lecture Series, in Boston, MA.

Feasibility of Cogmed training for childhood cancer patients currently undergoing treatment

 

Institution: Children’s National Medical Center Investigator(s): Dr. Kristina Hardy Program: Cogmed RM/JM Background & Aim: Between 30 -80% of children diagnosed with central nervous system (CNS)-impacting cancer (e.g., brain tumors and acute lymphoblastic leukemia) go on to experience neurocognitive problems such as deficits in working memory (WM). Because these difficulties make it harder for children […]

Feasibility study of computerized working memory training in Fragile X Syndrome

 

Institution: University of California, Davis Investigator(s): Dr. Julie Schweitzer, Dr. Randi Hagerman, Dr. David Hessl, Dr. Andrea Schneider Program: Cogmed RM Background & Aim: Working memory (WM) is significantly impaired in person with Fragile X Syndrome (FXS). Research has demonstrated that individuals with FXS have aberrant fronto-striatal brain activation that underlies their working memory deficit. […]

Effects of WM training on development of early literacy skills in economically disadvantaged at-risk kindergartners

 

Institution: Loyola Marymount University Investigator(s): Dr. Judith Foy Program: Cogmed JM Background & Aim: Research consistently shows that the strongest predictor of academic achievement in elementary school is academic performance upon school entry, the beginning of kindergarten. Most struggling early readers, however, can be helped with empirically-based intervention practices such as the Bookworm Project. However, […]

Cogmed for children with brain tumor receiving cranial radiation therapy

 

Institution: Children’s National Medical Center Investigator(s):! Dr. Kristina Hardy Program: Cogmed RM Background & Aim: Pediatric brain tumors are often treated with some combination of neurosurgery, chemotherapy and cranial radiation therapy (CRT). Advances in treatment have increased the likelihood of cure but, survival for these children is often characterized by significant deficits in attention and […]

Preliminary evidence that allelic variation in the LMX1A gene influences training related working memory improvement

 

Institution: Karolinska Institute Title: Preliminary evidence that allelic variation in the LMX1A gene influences training related working memory improvement Researcher(s): Bellander M, Brehmer Y, Westerberg H, Karlssona S, Fürtha D, Bergman O, Eriksson E, Bäckman L Program: Cogmed RM Published: Neuropsychologia, July 2011 The LMX1A gene impacts the proliferation, differentiation and maintenance of dopamine producing […]