Initiative Description: Students were pre-tested using the Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning-2 (WRAML-2). Cognitive training was administered via Captain’s Log, an adaptive computerized cognitive training program. Training occurred during the school day via a pull-out approach with all training supervised by the school-staff in a self-contained room on campus. Post-test measures included the WRAML-2.
Study Results: Improved working memory. Students made significant gains in both working memory and encoding abilities with small to large effect sizes.
Reference: Wiest, D. J., Wong, E. H., Minero, L. P., & Pumaccahua, T. T. (2014). UTILIZING COMPUTERIZED COGNITIVE TRAINING TO IMPROVE WORKING MEMORY AND ENCODING: PILOTING A SCHOOL-BASED INTERVENTION. Journal of Education,135(2), 264-270.
Level of Evidence: Good