Archive for February, 2013

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Neuroplastic brain changes in children and adults

 

Institution: McMaster University Investigator(s): Geoffery Hall, Ph.D. Program: Cogmed RM Background & Aim: This research will examine the changes in brain structure and function that underlie computer-based neuro-plasticity training (Cogmed) in two successive studies. The first study will examine a group of young adults, and will make use of the Cogmed Working Memory Training Program. […]

Understanding pathways to maths achievement in year nine pupils: An exploration of working memory and metacognitive skills

 

Institution: University of Southampton Investigator(s): Julie Hadwin, D.Phil., Helen Richards, Ph.D., Emma Walker Program: Cogmed RM Background & Aim: This study will therefore explore the effectiveness of two interventions on math achievement in secondary school pupils. Specifically, it will investigate the impact of Cogmed and “one to one” math tutoring on mathematics attainment, working memory […]

Computerized cognitive rehabilitation of working memory for children who have sustained traumatic brain injury: A single-blind randomised controlled trial

 

Institution: University of Sydney Investigator(s): Sunny Lah, Ph.D., Natalie Philips Program: Cogmed RM Background & Aim: The underlying pathology of pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is substantially different to that of ADHD, such that children with TBI commonly experience diffuse brain injury in combination with focal damage, typically resulting in damage to the frontal and […]

Working memory training in pediatric-onset Multiple Sclerosis patients

 

Institution: York University Investigator(s): Christine Till, Brenda Banwell, Gary Turner, Sridar Narayanan, Bravina Bala Program: Cogmed RM Background & Aim: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory degenerative disease of the central nervous system that typically affects young adults, but can also begin in childhood. Canada has a prevalence rate of MS that is among […]

Untangling the neurodevelopmental aetiologies and sequalae of prenatal risk, illness, and injury in childhood

 

Institution: University of Western Australia Investigator(s): Corinne Reid, Ph.D., Mike Anderson, D.Phil. Program: Cogmed RM Background & Aim: Children who experience premature birth, chronic illness such as Type 1 Diabetes, or neurological disorders (congenital or acquired) often have compromised life outcomes across a range of domains (Landy & Bradley, in press). The aim of this […]

Development and implementation of a neuro-cognitive Personal Improvement Plan (PIP) for young brain tumour survivors: a case series

 

Title: Development and implementation of a neuro-cognitive Personal Improvement Plan (PIP) for young brain tumour survivors: a case series Institution: University of Surrey, Royal Marsden Hospital Investigator(s): Mariëtte Henning-Pugh, Lesley Edwards Program: Cogmed RM Background & Aim: The primary aim of this project is to develop a brief individualized, simple, assessment and intervention plan for […]

Examination of the effectiveness of computerized working memory training on math achievement and other untrained tasks in children with ADHD

 

Institution: George Washington University Investigator(s): Angela Heishman, NCC, LPC, NCSP, ABSNP Program: Cogmed RM Background & Aim: The purpose of this project is to evaluate the use of Cogmed RM in a school setting for children receiving special education services with a diagnosis of ADHD or demonstrating significant behavioral problems and experiencing math difficulties. Participants […]

License Agreement – Educational Institutions

 

ED 029.13 – THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU (“LICENSEE”, “YOU”) AND NCS PEARSON, INC., THROUGH ITS COGMED BUSINESS UNIT (“PEARSON”). THIS AGREEMENT SETS OUT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE COGMED TRAINING SYSTEM. PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY. BY CLICKING THE “I ACCEPT” BUTTON YOU AGREE TO […]