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New Webinar Series From Pearson Focuses on Working Memory Training

Pearson announced a series of webinars to provide clinicians and educators with a deeper understanding of working memory and approaches for helping individuals improve it. Centered on Cogmed, Pearson’s evidence-based, computerized working memory training program, the series explores the numerous effects of working memory deficits and ways to make improvements.
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10 hour-long, online sessions presented by psychologists explore approaches for improving working memory 

Pearson today announced a series of webinars to provide clinicians and educators with a deeper understanding of working memory and approaches for helping individuals improve it. Centered on Cogmed, Pearson’s evidence-based, computerized working memory training program, the series explores the numerous effects of working memory deficits and ways to make improvements.

Working memory is the cognitive function responsible for keeping information online, manipulating it, and using it in thinking. It is the way that individuals delegate the things they encounter to the parts of their brain that can take action. In this way, working memory is necessary for staying focused on a task, blocking out distractions, and staying updated and aware about what’s going on.

Cogmed Working Memory Training is a computer-based solution for attention problems caused by poor working memory. Cogmed has more than 75 peer-reviewed studies that report that it delivers sustained improvements on working memory and attention in both children and adults.

All 10 webinars in the series are presented by Peter C. Entwistle, Ph.D., and Charles Shinaver, Ph.D. A psychologist, Entwistle is a Cogmed and cognition consultant for Pearson. Previously, he was a faculty member in the department of counseling and school psychology at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Shinaver is a clinical child psychologist with 24 years of experience with expertise in ADHD and the impact of trauma upon information processing. He joined Pearson in 2011 and presently serves as a cognitive consultant.

To register for any of the following webinars, go to www.cogmed.com/calendar.

Webinar #1: The Core Efficacy of Cogmed: Improving Working Memory

DATE: Wednesday, Oct.5

TIME: 12- 1 pm EDT

Webinar #2: Cogmed working memory training with ADHD and WM deficits

DATE: Thursday, Oct.13

TIME: 2-3 pm EDT

Webinar #3: ADHD, Cogmed & College

DATE: Tuesday, Oct.18
TIME: 2-3 pm EDT

Webinar #4: Cogmed working memory training is now easier to do in schools

DATE: Wednesday, Oct. 26

TIME: 1-2 pm EDT

Webinar #5: Anxiety & Cogmed working memory training: Working Memory Week

DATE: Tuesday, Nov.11

TIME: 1-2 pm EST

Webinar #6: Cogmed is now easier to do in schools

DATE: Thursday, Nov.17

TIME: 1-2 EST

Webinar #7: Cogmed, TBI & Brain functioning

DATE: Thursday, Nov.22

TIME: 12-1 pm EST

Webinar #8: Differentiating Cogmed Effects: ADHD, LD and WM deficits

DATE: Wednesday, Nov.30

TIME: 12-1 pm EST

Webinar #9:Working memory training and evidence-based interventions for ADHD

DATE: Thursday, Dec. 8

TIME: 1-2 pm EST

Webinar #10: Cogmed is now easier to do in schools

DATE: Thursday, Dec.15

TIME: 12-1 pm EST

About Pearson

Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning. We believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives.

Pearson’s Clinical Assessment group provides a comprehensive portfolio of research-based instruments to help clinicians develop insights that support evaluations and shape treatment plans. For more information, visit www.pearsonclinical.com.

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