Cognitive Training Projects

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.

Link to summaries of all research

Recently Completed Trials

ThinkRx Cognitive Training for Adults over Age 50: Clinician-Caregiver Partners in Delivery Compared to Clinician-Only Delivery
PIs: Dick Carpenter, PhD (University of Colorado Colorado Springs) and Amy Lawson Moore, PhD (Gibson Institute)
January 2017 to December 2017
manuscript in peer review

Cognitive Outcomes for Students with ADHD: A Randomized Controlled Trial on LearningRx Cognitive Training
PIs: Dick Carpenter, PhD (University of Colorado Colorado Springs) and Christina Ledbetter, PhD (LSU Health Sciences Center)
June 2015-January 2016   See preliminary results
manuscript accepted for publication

Transfer Effects from Two Methods of Delivering Cognitive Training to Children with Learning Struggles: A Randomized Controlled Trial
PIs: Dick Carpenter, PhD (University of Colorado Colorado Springs) and Christina Ledbetter, PhD (LSU Health Sciences Center)
June 2016-June 2017
manuscript in peer review

Current Areas of Study

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

Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Mild Cognitive Impairment
(ClinicalTrials.gov NCT# 02943187)

*NEW 8/28/2017   Download the LearningRx Client Outcomes and Research Results (2017 Version) 

 Read summaries of all research studies on LearningRx programs