Avner Stern Presenting on Cogmed and Working Memory to the Kansas City Pediatric Alliance in September in Overland Park, KS

Posted: August 30, 2011 – Cogmed practitioner Avner Stern, Ph.d. will be making a presentation on Cogmed and working memory to the Kansas City Pediatric Alliance in Overland Park, KS.

Title: Cogmed Working Memory Training: An Evidence-Based Program for Improved Attention & Learning

Specific topics to be presented:
What is working memory and how is it related to ADHD and learning problems?
What are the signs the working memory problem?
How does Cogmed Working Memory Training work?
How effective is Cogmed Working Memory Training and what is its research support?

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Location: Shawnee Mission Medical Center – Life Dynamics Center, Overland Park, KS

Avner Stern, Ph.D. is a licensed Psychologist. He received his doctorate from University of Missouri-Columbia in 1978, and completed the Postgraduate Diagnostic Program at the Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences. Prior to establishing Behavioral Health Specialists with his colleagues, Dr. Stern was Director of ADHD and Learning Disability Services at Crittenton Behavioral Health, and Director of Doctoral Intern Training and Clinical Services at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Counseling Center. His specialty areas include the neuropsychological assessment of attention deficit and learning disorders, and diagnostic and psychoeducational assessment in children, adolescents, and adults. He currently serves as consultant to the Missouri Board of Law Examiners and the Horizon Academy Testing Center. Dr. Stern helped to pioneer evidence-based cognitive training in the U.S. and is now one of the nation’s most experienced clinicians in that field.

For more information, or to contact Dr. Stern, visit http://www.bhsks.com/cogmed.asp.