Cognitive Training Research

Cognitive training is the delivery of intense but game-like mental exercises that target the development of specific cognitive skills.  Research activities in this area include pre-test/post-test quasi-experimental and experimental designs, prediction studies on archived student data, and pilot testing of new and revised cognitive training procedures delivered one-on-one by cognitive trainers or through interaction with a digital delivery platform.

Recent Publications

Carpenter, D., Ledbetter, C., & Moore, A.L. (2016). LearningRx cognitive training effects in children ages 8-14: A randomized controlled study.  Applied Cognitive Psychology, 30(5)doi: 10.1002/acp.3257  Link to article

Gibson, K., Carpenter, D., Moore, A.L., & Mitchell, T. (2015). Training the brain to learn: Beyond vision therapy.  Vision Development and Rehabilitation, 1(2). http://www.covd.org/?page=VDR_1_2

Recent Trials

Cognitive Outcomes for Students with ADHD: A Randomized Controlled Trial on LearningRx Cognitive Training
PIs: Amy L. Moore, PhD, Dick Carpenter, PhD, and Christina Ledbetter, PhD
June 2015-January 2016
manuscript in preparation

Differential Effects of Cognitive Training Delivery Methods
PIs: Amy L. Moore, PhD, Dick Carpenter, PhD, and Christina Ledbetter, PhD
June 2015-January 2016
manuscript in preparation

Current Areas of Study

Cognitive Training and Traumatic Brain Injury
(ClinicalTrials.gov NCT#02918994)

Cognitive Training and ADHD
(ClinicalTrials.gov NCT# 02917109)

Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Mild Cognitive Impairment
(Launching mid-October 2016)

Read the full history of research on LearningRx

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