Why Working Memory Training Matters for TBI with New Study of Children with TBI (Including one New Cogmed Study with Children)
This webinar is focused upon a burgeoning area of research with Cogmed-specific studies. A new study by Phillips, et al. 2016 focused upon using Cogmed with children with moderate to severe traumatic braining injury was added to this webinar. It was a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. However, first the broader picture of TBI will be considered which includes how working memory capacity has been found to be related to survival, community integration, quality of life, reduced depression and to correlate with executive functions (EF). EF have been found to relate to obtaining competitive employment, occupational outcomes and social integration. Then studies in which stroke, acquired brain injury and traumatic brain injury patients completed Cogmed and the effects the program had on them. Finally, we will consider for adults what factors are related to return to work successfully. For children we will consider how TBI’s effects on working memory affect their return to learn in school.
Date: Aug 18, 2016 - Time: 01:00 PM EDT