A study of a working memory rehabilitation program for children with epilepsy

Institution: New York University

Investigator(s): Dr. William MacAllister

Program: Cogmed RM

Background & Aim: Incidence of ADHD, particularly the inattentive subtype, is substantially higher in children with epilepsy in comparison to the general population. Cogmed has been shown to improve WM and inattentive symptoms in groups struggling with ADHD symptoms. Thus, the aim of the current project is to assess the feasibility of Cogmed in a sample of children and adolescents with epilepsy and to examine if Cogmed leads to significant improvement in WM.

Population & Sample Size: N = 50 children & adolescents with epilepsy, ages 7 -16 years

Design: Randomized, Placebo controlled, Double-blinded, Test-retest