Archive for February, 2012

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Article about Cogmed in Digital Learning Education Magazine

 

Posted: February 29, 2012 - An article was published about Cogmed in a India-based website called Digital Learning Education Magazine. The article announces the launch of Cogmed Working Memory Training by Pearson in India and provides details about how the program works and who it is for.

Cogmed exhibited at the 40th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), in Montreal in February

 

Posted: February 18, 2012 - Story: Cogmed was featured in a Pearson exhibit space at the INS annual meeting. Cogmed Consultant, Peter Entwistle, Ph.D., staffed the booth, and conducted program demonstrations and related dialogue while there.

Efficacy of attention interventions for children with acquired brain injury: A case series

 

Institution: Macquarie University Investigator(s): Dr. Melanie Porter, Stephanie Ross, Suzanne Benson, Dr. R. Brunsdon Program: Cogmed RM Background & Aim: Attention deficits are a common outcome following acquired brain injury (ABI) in children. These deficits can cause long term difficulties for the child academically and socially. In particular, school environments can cause great difficulties because […]

Cognitive remediation in adolescent survivors of pediatric brain tumor

 

Institution: Vanderbilt University Investigator(s): Dr. Bruce E. Compas, Dr. Sohee Park Aim: • Establish the feasibility and initial efficacy of a computerized cognitive remediation training program for adolescent survivors of pediatric brain cancer that can be easily administered at home • Evaluate the effectiveness of the computerized cognitive training program in enhancing cognition and brain […]

Combined working memory and parenting intervention for adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity

 

Institution: University of Notre Dame Investigator(s): Dawn M. Gondoli, Bradley Gibson, Kristin Valentino Program: Cogmed RM Background & Aim: ADHD impacts approximately 3-8% of children and adults. Children with ADHD struggle academically and exhibit behavioral and interpersonal problems at school, with peers, and at home. ADHD is associated with negative interactions between parents and children. […]

Neuropsychological and virtual classroom performance in children with learning and attention problems: The effectiveness of working memory training

 

Institution: Travis Research Institute Investigator(s): Dr. DeBoard Marion Program: Cogmed RM Background & Aim: Virtual classroom is a unique approach to diagnosing and addressing attention issues by providing a virtual environment where responses to cognitive challenges (distracters) can be monitored in an ecologically valid situation. The aim of the current project is to compare school […]

Preventing academic difficulties in preterm children: A randomized controlled trial of an adaptive working memory training intervention – IMPRINT study

 

Institution: Murdoch Research Institute Investigator(s): Professor Peter Anderson, Professor Lex Doyle, Dr. Gehan Roberts, Professor Susan Gathercole, Dr. Chiara Nosarti, Dr. Deanne Thompson, Dr. Marc Seal, Dr. Katherline Lee, Dr. Gillian Opie, Dr. Elizabeth Carse Program: Cogmed RM Background & Aim: About 10% of live births per year are preterm. Increases in the number of […]

Peter Entwistle, Ph.D., Cogmed Consultant, presented on working memory at the 65th Annual Convention of the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA), held in Toronto in February

 

Posted: February 4th, 2012 - In addition to Dr. Entwistle’s workshop on working memory: assessment and intervention, Cogmed was also featured in a Pearson exhibit space, with program demonstrations, and handouts on Cogmed training.