Practitioner Profile: Dr. Barbara Ingersoll

Beginning in this issue of the Cogmed Update, we will profile a practitioner on the Cogmed network.

Cogmed is fortunate to have one of the nation’s most well-respected experts on ADHD within its network. Dr. Barbara Ingersoll is the clinical director of Memory Plus Clinic in Bethesda, Md. She has authored several major books and articles on ADHD and speaks frequently at conferences around the nation.

To date, Ingersoll has led more than 40 children through Cogmed Working Memory Training. She has offered the training since 2006 and reports that approximately 80 percent of the children she has led through training have seen significant improvements in ADHD symptoms.

“After 35 years of working with ADHD children, I’m thrilled that, at last, we have a training approach that has substantive data to back it up,” says Ingersoll. “The impact on families has been tremendous. Parents are delighted at how rewarding the program is and the youngsters say they feel smarter, their homework is easier, and they get better grades.”

Ingersoll’s career includes both clinical practice and academic appointments. She has taught at West Virginia University School of Medicine for more than 30 years and is currently a clinical associate professor in the university’s Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry. Ingersoll is also a member of the CHADD Hall of Fame.