Children with sickle cell disease are at heightened risk for neurocognitive deficits. The research team sought to fill a gap in the research by evaluating the feasibility of using a home-based computerized working memory (WM) training intervention for children aged 7 to 16 years with sickle cell disease. Study participants used loaner iPads and were asked to work on Cogmed five days a week for five weeks – or a maximum of 25 sessions. According to research published by Pediatric Blood and Cancer, girls were more likely to complete the assignments, compared with boys. The mean number of sessions completed was 15.83.
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