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Comment & Response
September 2016

The Jury Is Still Out on Working Memory Training—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 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

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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