Working Memory Training for Children with Cochlear Implants: A Pilot Study

Institution: Indiana University

Title: Working Memory Training for Children with Cochlear Implants: A Pilot Study

Researcher(s): Kronenberger WG, Pisoni DB, Henning SC, Colson BG, Hazzard LM.

Program: Cogmed RM

Published: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research

Summary
This study investigated the efficacy of Cogmed training for improving memory and language skills in a sample of deaf children with cochlear implants (CIs).

The study examined 9 children ages 7-15 and results showed significant improvement on measures of verbal and nonverbal working memory, parent-reported working memory behavior, and sentence repetition skills. The study included a six month follow up which showed a slight drop in working memory, but continued improvement in sentence repetition.

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