Article in Reading and Writing shows Cogmed training increased reading comprehension

Posted: November 9, 2010 – A study published in May 2010 in the Journal Reading and Writing examined the efficacy of Cogmed training in improving reading comprehension development in 57 Swedish children with special needs.

The study, conducted by Karin Dahlin also aimed to understand the relationship between working memory and reading achievement given the hypothesis that working memory problems can be a root cause of poor reading comprehension.

The researchers found Cogmed training to significantly improve reading comprehension development in the children examined, and working memory measures were shown to , as is stated in the abstract, “be related with children’s word reading and reading comprehension”.

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