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Impacts of Computer Assisted Cognitive Retraining ( CACR ) in school-going children

Orange Neuroscience, Canada would like to congratulate the team of Ph.D. Scholar Gargi Bansal and Dr. Anand Singh, Head of Department of Psychology and Mental Health, Gautam Buddha University India, on their study published in the International Journal of Studies in psychology.

This randomized control trial included sixty school-going bilingual learner's in the age group of 8-10 years divided into two groups experimental and control. ReadON, a digital therapy for Cognitive Remediation, was used to evaluate the effectiveness of Computer Assisted Cognitive Retraining (CACR ). This study included students with no learning difficulties tested by DTLD and with average or above average IQ.

The study showed a significant increase in the experimental group's mean scores for reading fluency, copying and dictation compared to counterparts in the controlled group. Game-based exercises in ReadON are beneficial in Cognitive Skills Training for students.

Authors concluded

"Educational Implications Broadly, a few implications can be derived from the present study. The finding suggests that post- intervention, a significant improvement can be seen in the academic skills of children who completed 15 sessions of CACR than those who did not. This finding provides empirical evidence that CACR can be of immense benefit if included in education to improve children’s academic skills. It can also be an effective solution to the prevalent learning crisis globally. The use of computer technology in education and remediation makes it reach boundless. The pandemic has already laid the base for virtual learning worldwide, thus making the practical applicability of this research quite high. This study is an effort to support the various government initiatives to handle the learning crisis predicted to increase manifolds post-pandemic. Intertwining technology, psychology, and education will further enhance learners’ learning possibilities, and such learning programmes can serve as an effective tool in the armory of educators."

Bansal, G. & Singh, A.P. (2022). Effectiveness of a computer-assisted virtual cognitive retraining in improving the reading, dictation, and copying skills of school- going children. International Journal of Studies in Psychology, 1(3), 1-16.

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