Cogmed Newsletter #2, October 2006

It’s a busy fall ahead for many of us, with a number of professional activities, and we hope to see you at some of them. At the end of October we’ll be meeting many of you at CHADD in Chicago. Finally, a very special welcome to the new training sites in our network!

Cogmed now available at twelve sites
Cogmed is proud to announce that 12 US clinics are successfully implementing our Working Memory Training. They are based in the Washington D.C. area, Cleveland, Columbus, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Traverse City, Michigan.

All our licensees are experienced clinicians with an outstanding track record in the field of serious attention deficits. We will continuously publish new training sites on www.cogmed.com, where you can find a complete list of US training locations.

NYU child study center to examine training effects
Christopher P. Lucas, M.D., M.P.H. and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Child Study Center New York University, is conducting a study of the effects of training. The study looks at training effects among children with ADHD, and will provide a deeper understanding of the mechanisms of training and predicting training outcome in different groups. The research group is currently recruiting participants in the New York area.
To learn more please see: http://www.aboutourkids.org

Notre Dame University pilot replicates Swedish training data
A group of researchers lead by Dr. Bradley Gibson, associate professor of psychology at Notre Dame University, has completed a pilot study with 15 children who were diagnosed with ADHD. After training, both teachers and parents reported significant improvements in ability to pay attention and parents reported a significant reduction in hyperactivity when rating the children’s behavior.

“All the children, ages 12 to 14, were already taking medications for their ADHD,” Gibson said, “so the improvements measured were in addition to those provided by pharmaceutical stimulants.”

Gibson said the Psychology Department will continue testing the program in local settings.
To see details of the study: http://www.southbendtribune.com

Cogmed at CHADD – Please come and see us
All of us at Cogmed are looking forward to CHADD’s annual conference at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel in Chicago on October 26-28. Cogmed will have an exhibit booth there, where we hope to meet many of you who have been in correspondence with us.

Some Cogmed highlights:

3:30 p.m. Oct 27
Torkel Klingberg, M.D., Ph.D. and professor in Neuropediatrics at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, will present a number of recent research studies, accompanied by Maria Andersson, Director of Training and Impact at Cogmed, who will show what we have learned from three years of clinical experience with training.

4:30-6:00 p.m. Oct 26
Cogmed will be part of the Innovative Programs session in the grand exhibition hall.

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Oct 26
Research Poster Presentation. Dr. Bradley Gibson presents a poster on his latest pilot study

1:30-3:00 p.m. Oct 27
Professor Klingberg is part of the discussion panel for “Complementary Approaches to the Assessment and Treatment of AD/HD” lead by Dr. Barbara Ingersoll and Dr. David Rabiner.

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Oct 26
Barbara Ingersoll, Ph.D., specialist in ADHD, renowned author and a Cogmed licensee, presents “Complementary Treatments”.
To learn more about CHADD and the conference please go to www.chadd.org