Brain Games Look Like Dud for ADHD Kids; Blasting Asteroids With Pearson

Robin Hansen was hoping to help her son pass a community-college baking course when she heard about Cogmed software. Hansen paid a psychologist $1,500 for the five-week training program, sold as a learning and memory aid. The psychologist detected gains from Cogmed, but they weren't obvious "and didn't translate into any real-world skills," said Hansen, a design engineer in San Francisco. At …

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