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Is working memory training the key to improving intelligence?

working memory attention programIn 2008, psychologist Susanne Jaeggi conducted a ground-breaking research study; contrary to the long-held belief that one’s intelligence was fixed, Jaeggi’s research showed evidence that working memory training actually improved participants’ fluid intelligence (the ability to adapt to new situations and solve novel problems rather than accumulating knowledge).

This is revolutionary research as fluid intelligence is considered one of the most important factors in learning. It is also closely related to educational and professional success, particularly in challenging learning and working environments.

With Jaeggi’s research implying that a person could increase their IQ by one full point per hour of training, it’s more important than ever for us all to understand working memory and how it impacts our performance at work and our children’s success in the classroom.

 

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Sonic Learning’s speech pathologist Rebecca Kippax wins a Top Cogmed Coach of the Year Award!

Cogmed coach of the year Rebecca KippaxCogmed is a Working Memory Training Program that assists with improvements in staying focused, ignoring distractions, remembering instructions, in complex reasoning and problem solving, as well as academic achievement.

Enrol now in this 6 week course to complete your intensive training before Christmas – or why not consider a school holiday program to keep your children’s brains active over the long break? Contact our team for further information.

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