Working memory training in children with neuropsychiatric disorders and borderline intellectual functioning

Institution: Karakter University Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Nijmegen)

Investigator(s): Dr. Dorine Slaats, Sammy Roording

Program: Cogmed RM

Background & Aim: Results of previous studies indicate positive effects of working memory (WM) training in children with psychiatric disorders and lower intelligence. However, the effects of WM training have not yet been studied in a stringently defined group of children with borderline intellectual functioning (BIF; 70Population & Sample Size: N = 100 children with BIF and ADHD and/or PDD-NOS, ages 10 – 14 years

Design: Randomized, Place controlled, Double-blinded, Test-retest, 6 month follow-up