Improving working memory in children attending school for learning disabilities

Institution: Ohio State University

Investigator(s): Dr. Steven Beck, Dr. William Benninger

Program: Cogmed RM

Background & Aim: ADHD is a prevalent and impairing disorder occurring in 3 to 7% of children. Deficits in ADHD include both hyperactive and inattentive symptoms as well as deficits in working memory (WM). The aim of this project is to investigate the impact of WM training (Cogmed) in a population of learning disabled and/or ADHD school children.

Population & Sample Size: N = 60 children & adolescents with ADHD/LD, ages 7 -18 years

Design: Randomized, Placebo controlled, Blinded, Test-retest