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A Computer-based Intervention for Memory and Attention in Fragile X Syndrome

By |2019-05-14T15:13:49-04:00May 14, 2019|Keeping You Informed, Research, Treatment and Intervention|

A research team from the UC Davis MIND Institute recently published findings from a study using a computer program called Cogmed to train memory, flexible thinking, and attention in children and adolescents with Fragile X Syndrome. Referred to as ‘executive function’ - memory, flexible thinking, controlling impulses, and attention are problems characteristic of individuals with Fragile X Syndrome. The computer program was employed with 100 children and adolescents with Fragile X Syndrome – presenting them with challenging visual and auditory tasks involving memory and attention and challenging them to think flexibly in order to complete those tasks.

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