Institution: New York University
Investigator(s): Dr. William MacAllister
Program: Cogmed RM
Background & Aim: Incidence of ADHD, particularly the inattentive subtype, is substantially higher in children with epilepsy in comparison to the general population. Cogmed has been shown to improve WM and inattentive symptoms in groups struggling with ADHD symptoms. Thus, the aim of the current project is to assess the feasibility of Cogmed in a sample of children and adolescents with epilepsy and to examine if Cogmed leads to significant improvement in WM.
Population & Sample Size: N = 50 children & adolescents with epilepsy, ages 7 -16 years
Design: Randomized, Placebo controlled, Double-blinded, Test-retest