Posted: April 30, 2010
A study published in February, 2010 in School Mental Health examines whether Cogmed Working Memory Training may be an effective intervention for economically disadvantaged students who struggle with ADHD symptoms. Researchers from Harvard University, Enrico Mezzacappa and John C. Buckner, worked with nine, 2nd through 4th grade children using the Cogmed RM program and saw very positive results.
As is stated in the abstract, “Overall, children’s behavior and working memory improved following training, compared to baseline. Our findings suggest that school-based working memory training may be a viable means for treating children with attention problems or hyperactivity that warrants further investigation.”