Paper in Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology

Nov 9, 2014 by

A Pilot Study Evaluating Attention and Strategy Training Following Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury:...

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Paper on brain training from Developmental Science

Nov 8, 2014 by

“Differential effects of reasoning and speed training in children” Mackey_devsci

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Article from Neurotherapeutics

Nov 7, 2014 by

Will Working Memory Training Generalize to Improve Off-Task Behavior in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?...

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NIH Public Access piece on brain training

Nov 6, 2014 by

“Training the Brain: Practical Applications of Neural Plasticity From the Intersection of Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, and Prevention Science”...

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Article from Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience

Nov 5, 2014 by

Here’s a perspective article from April 28, 2014 titled, “Enhancement of cognitive and neural functions through complex reasoning training: evidence from normal and clinical populations.” 2014_chapman_cog_train_adults (1)...

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WHITE PAPER: Remediation-Induced Changes in the White Matter of Poor Readers...

Jul 1, 2013 by

SUMMARY: Neuroimaging studies using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) have revealed regions of cerebral white matter with decreased microstructural organization (lower-fractional anisotropy or FA) among poor readers. We examined whether 100 hr of intensive remedial instruction affected the white matter of 8- to 10-year-old poor readers. Prior to instruction, poor readers had significantly lower FA than good readers in a region of the left anterior centrum semiovale. The instruction resulted in a change in white matter (significantly increased FA), and in the very same region. The FA increase was correlated with a decrease in radial diffusivity (but not with a change in axial diffusivity), suggesting that myelination had increased. Furthermore, the FA increase was correlated with improvement in phonological decoding ability, clarifying the cognitive locus of the effect. The resultsdemonstrate the capability of a behavioral intervention to bring about a positive change in cortico-cortical white matter tracts. READ THE PAPER HERE: Altering_Cortical_Connectivity_Study...

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WHITE PAPER: “The Prevention of Reading Difficulties”...

Jul 1, 2013 by

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this article is to provide practical advice about methods to prevent reading failure that is grounded in the new knowledge we have acquired about reading and learning to read over the past 2 decades. Recent research on reading is used to establish a set of facts about reading and reading growth that is relevant to establishing instructional objectives and methods for the prevention of reading difficulties. Within the context of our current understanding of the reasons many children find it difficult to learn to read, the article also identifies the instructional conditions that need to be in place to prevent the development of reading difficulties in all but a very small proportion of children. The article concludes with a discussion of issues and procedures for the early identification of children who are likely to experience difficulties learning to read. © 2002 Society for the Study of School Psychology. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd READ THE PAPER HERE:...

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