Working memory is an important skill that helps children meet daily demands in the classroom. For example, children use their working memory when they are asked to keep multiple-step instructions in mind and use that information to solve a problem or complete a task.
In this study, we offer a 5-week computerized working memory training (Cogmed) for eligible participants.
To be eligible for this study, your child MUST be between 4 and 13 years old, use English as the first language at home, AND fulfil one of the following criteria:
1. For FASD group: Children have a confirmation of prenatal alcohol exposure with or without a formal diagnosis of FASD.
2. For Preterm group: Children born with gestational age ≤ 32 weeks and/ or birth weight ≤ 2500g.
3. For Control group: Children are developing typically. Have no known genetic disorders (e.g., Down syndrome) and other neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism) and significant motor/sensory impairments (e.g., cerebral palsy, blindness).
If you participate in this study, you and your child will come the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital 3 times to take part in tasks testing your child’s IQ, attention and working memory.
Your parking on the testing days will be compensated and your child will receive a small toy and a $25 gift card at the end of each testing session.
If you have any questions about this research or are interested in participating in this study, please contact: Clara Lee at 780-735-7999 extension 15546 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.