Ongoing Studies - Chapters

WM training to improve academic achievement and reduce anxiety

Research institution: University of Southampton

Topic: The impact of working memory training in young people with social, emotional and behavioral difficulties

Investigator(s): Dr. Julie Hadwin & Laura Roughan

Population: Children w/ social, emotional and behavioral difficulties

Program: Cogmed RM

Aim: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of WM training on young people with social, emotional and behavioral difficulties (SEBD) in school. Behavioral difficulties such as internalizing and externalizing disorders in this group impact academic ability. This study explored whether WM training would increase IQ, increase inhibitory control and reduce anxiety, attention and behavioral problems in general. (n = 9 Cogmed RM adaptive, n = 8 Passive control)