Adaptive training leads to sustained enhancement of poor working memory in children.

  title={Adaptive training leads to sustained enhancement of poor working memory in children.},
  author={Joni Holmes and Susan E. Gathercole and Darren Dunning},
  journal={Developmental science},
  volume={12 4},
Working memory plays a crucial role in supporting learning, with poor progress in reading and mathematics characterizing children with low memory skills. This study investigated whether these problems can be overcome by a training program designed to boost working memory. Children with low working memory skills were assessed on measures of working memory, IQ and academic attainment before and after training on either adaptive or non-adaptive versions of the program. Adaptive training that taxed… 

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