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Chapter 10: COGENT Works: Early Evidence
This study, done in 2006, was the first pilot investigation of COGENT (Cognitive Enhancement Training). It was essentially a demonstration of the possibilities of the COGENT program when applied to a significantly disadvantaged group of children. Admittedly, we did not meet rigorous scientific criteria; however, the study gave us an opportunity to illustrate the appropriateness and efficacy of the program.
Three of the modules were administered to a group of 11 disadvantaged children, ranging in age from 4 to 7 years, living in an orphanage in India. Caregivers at the orphanage reported that these children exhibited academic, emotional, and attentional problems, and were considered most at risk for academic and reading failure. Pretests ...