Effects Of A Computerized Working Memory Training Program On Attention, Working Memory, And Academics, In Adolescents With Severe ADHD/LD
|Attention Deficit Disorder With Hyperactivity Learning Disorders||Other: Cogmed Working Memory Training Program. Other: Academy of Math Other: Special Education/Individualized Tutoring|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Effects Of A Computerized Working Memory Training Program On Attention, Working Memory, And Academics, In Adolescents With Severe ADHD/LD|
- CANTAB Spatial Working Memory [ Time Frame: 15-20 min ]
- Automated Working Memory Assessment Listening Recall [ Time Frame: 15-20 min ]
- Teacher - Strengths and Weakness of ADHD-symptoms and Normal-behavior scale (SWAN) [ Time Frame: 5 min/student ]
- Teacher - Children's Organizational Skills Scale [ Time Frame: 5 min/student ]
- Wide Range Achievement Test 4 Progress Monitoring Version: word reading, spelling, sentence comprehension, math computation [ Time Frame: 10-15 min ]
|Study Start Date:||November 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: Cogmed Working Memory Training Program||
Other: Cogmed Working Memory Training Program.
This program includes a set of visual-spatial and auditory-verbal WM tasks presented via the computer (see Appendix 1 for a description of these tasks). All tasks involve: a) maintenance of simultaneous mental representations of multiple stimuli; b) unique sequencing of stimulus order in each trial; and c) progressive adaptation of difficulty level as a function of individual performance.
Training will require about 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week, for 5-6 weeks: participants are required to complete 90 WM trials on each training day. Training plans are individualized and are modified according to performance, but the typical plan includes 13 tasks, with 15 trials of 8 tasks each day.
|Active Comparator: Academy of Math® program||
Other: Academy of Math
This is an established evidence-based program designed to help at-risk learners (Grades K-12) develop mathematical proficiency by incorporating a mastery-learning approach to foster conceptual understanding, computational fluency, and strategic competency across 10 mathematical subject areas.
Training is will require about 30 minutes, 5 days per week, for the same duration as the WM program (5-6 weeks), with a counselor or teacher acting as the training aide.
|Active Comparator: Special Education/Individualized Tutoring||
Other: Special Education/Individualized Tutoring
Students in this group will receive an additional 30 minutes daily of individualized supplemental instruction in their area of greatest academic need.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00930449
|Ontario Provincial and Demonstration Schools|
|Milton, Ontario, Canada|
|The Hospital for Sick Children|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8|
|Principal Investigator:||Rosemary Tannock, MD||The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto Canada|