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ERIC Number: EJ945144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
The Impact of Working Memory Training in Young People with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
Roughan, Laura; Hadwin, Julie A.
Learning and Individual Differences, v21 n6 p759-764 Dec 2011
This study examined the impact of a working memory (WM) training programme on measures of WM, IQ, behavioural inhibition, self-report test and trait anxiety and teacher reported emotional and behavioural difficulties and attentional control before and after WM training and at a 3 month follow-up. The WM training group (N = 7) showed significantly better post-training on measures of IQ, inhibition, test anxiety and teacher-reported behaviour, attention and emotional symptoms, compared with a non-intervention passive control group (N = 8). Group differences in WM were also evident at follow-up. The results indicated that WM training has some potential to be used to reduce the development of school related difficulties and associated mental health problems in young people. Further research using larger sample sizes and monitoring over a longer time period is needed to replicate and extend these results. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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