Training the Brain: Beyond Vision Therapy

Aug 23, 2016 by

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the ThinkRx cognitive training program. Sixty-one children (ages 6–18) were given pretest and post-test assessments using seven batteries from the Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities and Tests of Achievement.
Thirty-one of the students were enrolled in or had completed a 24-week cognitive training program in a LearningRx center. A propensity matched control group of thirty students was selected from a group who had pretested but chosen not to enroll in the cognitive training program. Students who completed the ThinkRx cognitive training program realized greater gains than the control group on all measures. Statistically significant differences between groups were noted in six of the seven sets of scores (ps < .001). There were no significant differences based on age, gender, or learning disability.
Multiple regression analyses indicated that treatment group membership was a statistically significant predictor of pretest to post-test score differences in associative memory (R2= .445), logic and reasoning (R2= .233), working memory (R2= .265), processing speed (R2= .409), auditory processing (R2= .352), and Word Attack (R2= .359). Completion of the cognitive training program was not a significant predictor of scores on visual processing.

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Reference: Gibson, K., Carpenter, D., Moore, A.L., & Mitchell, T. (2015). Training the Brain to Learn: Beyond Vision Therapy. Vision Development and Rehabilitation, 1(2), 119–128.

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