TBI Study Shows Brain Training May Be Viable Intervention for Skill Deficits Associated With Brain Injury
LearningRx Brain Training Produced Significant Cognitive Gains for Soldiers With TBI and ABI
Colorado Springs, CO, May 22, 2017 (Newswire.com) - The results of a study published in Frontiers in Psychology highlight the benefits of LearningRx’s ThinkRx one-on-one cognitive training program in improving cognitive skills in soldiers with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acquired brain injury (ABI).
In a chart review of a pilot study conducted with soldiers in a warrior transition unit (WTU) at a large Army base in the United States, researchers found statistically significant improvements in IQ score, long-term memory, processing speed, auditory processing and fluid reasoning with very large effect sizes. Gains were also noted in working memory and visual processing. Clinically significant changes in multiple cognitive skills and IQ scores were noted across cases, indicating overall recovery or improvement effects from the intervention. Also noteworthy were the self-reported transfer of training effects to improvements in confidence, perseverance, attention and memory.
The study was led by Christina Ledbetter, PhD, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center; Amy Lawson Moore, PhD, Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research; and Tanya Mitchell, Chief Research Officer of LearningRx.
The results are consistent with prior research on LearningRx cognitive training programs and past clients results with TBI
“Overall, eight of the 10 participants included in the analysis could be classified as ‘recovered’ and an additional two participants could be classified as ‘improved’ given their Reliable Change Index scores,” explains Dr. Moore. “Although this was a pilot study, these results are consistent with prior research on LearningRx and suggest that the ThinkRx cognitive training program may be a viable intervention for targeting the cognitive skill deficits associated with brain injury.”
The full study, “Cognitive effects of ThinkRx cognitive rehabilitation training for eleven soldiers with brain injury: A retrospective chart review,” can be found at: http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00825/full?&utm_source=Email_to_authors_&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=T1_11.5e1_author&utm_campaign=Email_publication&field=&journalName=Frontiers_in_Psychology&id=262172
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Source: Gibson Institute of Cognitive Research and LearningRx