An Investigation of the Changes on Working Memory and Processing Speed in Children Enrolled at LearningRX

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2015-05

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Yglesias, Ariana N.

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The purpose of this research is to investigate a face-to-face cognitive training program through LearningRX, a company that provides individualized cognitive skills training. The goal was to evaluate changes in working memory (WM) and processing speed (PS) within six to eight weeks, or 30 hours of the intervention. A sample of ten children and adolescents between 8 and 14 years participating in training. A WM and a PS subtest were administered at pre-testing, and a different WM and PS subtest were administered at post-testing. Two separate one-way ANOV As were run to examine if changes in the mean were statistically significant. Scores for WM and PS did now show a statistically significant change from pre- to post-test. While these findings are not statistically significant, the efficacy of the program through LearningRX should be further investigated, especially though completion of the program and to identify if gains can be demonstrated and maintained.

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Children, Working memory, Processing speed

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Yglesias, A. N. (2015). <i>An investigation of the changes on working memory and processing speed in children enrolled at LearningRX</i> (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.

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