Posted: August 4, 2011 – At the recent APA 119th Annual Convention, Cogmed held a symposium on working memory, in the context of efficacy of Cogmed training programs and specified populations. The symposium was titled “Evaluation of the Efficacy of Cogmed Working Memory Training in Children with Developmental and Medical Conditions Affecting Working Memory Ability”
Date: Thursday, August 4, 2011
Time: 1:00 to 2:50
Location: Convention Center, Room 143 – C
Chair: Lawrence G. Weiss, Pearson Assessment
Presenters: James A. Holdnack, Pearson Assessment, Julie Schweitzer, MIND Institute, Kristina Hardy, Children’s National Medical Center, and Heather M. Conklin, St. Jude’s Research Hospital.
Discussant: Cecil Reynolds, Texas A & M University
This symposium provided the attendee with a description of the CogMed, computer-based, working
memory training program. Research studies illustrating the efficacy of the training program in a variety of pediatric populations were presented.