Working Memory Training in College Students With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Learning Disabilities

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2010 by University of Toronto.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Toronto
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01154686
First received: April 14, 2010
Last updated: June 30, 2010
Last verified: June 2010

April 14, 2010
June 30, 2010
September 2009
September 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (auditory verbal working memory measure) [ Time Frame: within 120 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Cognitive Failures Questionnaire [ Time Frame: within 120 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Same as current
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Working Memory Training in College Students With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Learning Disabilities
Working Memory Training in College Students With ADHD/LD

The overall objective of the current study is to determine whether computerized Working Memory (WM) training will enhance WM capacity in college students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)/Learning Disabilities (LD). There are also three additional objectives. The first is to determine whether improvements in WM will generalize to secondary outcome tasks, such as inhibitory control and planning. The second objective is to examine whether WM training will also ameliorate ADHD symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity. The last objective is to investigate whether improvements will be maintained at a two month follow-up period.

It is expected that the computerized WM training program will enhance WM capacity in college students with ADHD. In addition, it is believed that these increases in WM capacity will also lead to improvements in other executive functions. It is also hypothesized that WM training will lead to a reduction in ADHD symptomology. Lastly, these improvements should be maintained at three month follow-up.

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Interventional
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Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Attention Deficit Disorder
Behavioral: Cogmed
The Cogmed Working Memory Training Program will be used as the experimental program because of preliminary evidence indicating its effectiveness in enhancing WM and reducing behavioural symptoms of inattention/hyperactivity in children. This software-based training program was designed to improve WM abilities, particularly in children with ADHD or severe attention problems. Training is implemented with a software program (RoboMemo©). It includes a set of auditory verbal and visual-spatial WM tasks presented via computer. All tasks involve: maintenance of simultaneous mental representations of multiple stimuli, unique sequencing of stimulus order in each trial and progressive adaptation of difficulty level as a function of individual performance.
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
30
September 2010
September 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of ADHD/Learning Disability
  • registered as a university student (full or part time)
  • registered at accessibilities services
  • taking at least one course

Exclusion Criteria:

  • On a leave
Both
18 Years to 35 Years
No
Contact: Rachel Gropper, MA (416) 587-7944 rachelgropper@hotmail.com
Canada
 
NCT01154686
23977
No
Rachel Gropper, OISE/University of Toronto
University of Toronto
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Principal Investigator: Rachel Gropper, MA University of Toronto
University of Toronto
June 2010

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