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The Jury Is Still Out on Working Memory Training—Reply

Gehan Roberts, PhD1,2,3
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1Population Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
2Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
3Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(9):908. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.1240.
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In Reply We thank Katz and Shah for their interest and their comments and would like to respond to their concerns.

We would like to first restate our major aim, which was to test whether the Cogmed Working Memory Training program (Pearson), offered as a population-based, selective prevention program in a school setting, would improve long-term academic outcomes in children identified after screening as having low working memory.1


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September 1, 2016
Benjamin Katz, MS; Priti Shah, PhD
1Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(9):907-908. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.1237.
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