Critical Evaluation Of : Testing For Near And Far Transfer Effects With A Short, Face

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Critical Evaluation of: Testing for near and far transfer effects with a short, face to face adaptive Working Memory Training Intervention in Typical Children – Henry, L. A., Messer, D. J., & Nash, G. (2013)
This article investigates working memory interventions centring on typically developing children. This type of research is very beneficial as the results of the study will enable other psychologist, consider whether or not this could be applied to children with neuro-developmental disorders. A meta-analytic review by (Melby-Lervå & Hulme, 2013) cited in (Henry, Messer, & Nash, 2013) claims these interventions cannot be treatment options for children developmental disorders linked with memory problems or low working memory such as children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. These interventions were shown to be reliable for short-term improvements (near transfer), especially for children under the age of 10 however it is no longer resilient after 9months as there were no detectable effects (Melby-Lervå & Hulme, 2013) which may take some effect on the study.

This current study was conducted with the main aims, of addressing all previous studies disputes about the interventions and how reliable they were. This new study by Henry, et al (2013) used face to face interventions instead of computer based as done in the past which made the study easier to run. Unlike previous studies that used children with developmental disorders, this study solely used typically…

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