Cogmed Helps Children Succeed.

Cogmed Working Memory Training is a home-based program that helps children with attention problems by training and increasing their working memory capacity.

Clinically proven results demonstrate that after training, children improve their ability to concentrate, control impulsive behavior and better utilize complex reasoning skills.  The reward is better academic performance, particularly in math and reading.

Program Benefits

  • Improved ability to sustain attention
  • Improved impulse control
  • Better complex reasoning skills
  • Better academic performance

Working memory is the ability to keep information in your mind for a short time, focus on a task and remember what to do next.

A working memory deficit makes it difficult to stay focused, plan next steps, remember instructions, start and finish tasks.

Studies show a deficit in working memory often leads to difficulties in reading comprehension and math.

Signs of Working Memory Deficits

  • Problems focusing
  • Easily distracted
  • Difficulties starting and finishing tasks
  • Forgetting instructions

Research has established an important connection between working memory, attention and schoolwork.  Improving working memory can lead to better academic performance.

Most children with an attention problem also have a working memory deficit. That means theydon’t have the same working memory capacity as their peers.

Cogmed Working Memory Training is backed by clinical evidence and is proven to train and improve a child’s working memory. Post training evaluations show this helps kids perform better in school.

To put it simply, increasing working memory capacity improves attention, which helps improve academic performance.

This is a comprehensive, home-based program.

Every participant has a Personal Coach at our practice who leads the training, analyzes results, and provides encouragement through weekly phone calls.

  • Children are motivated and train effectively with our unique coaching method and software.
  • Training takes place at home five days a week for five weeks. An office visit is not necessary.
  • The software automatically increases in difficulty gradually improving the child’s abilities.

Eighty percent of children who complete training show measurable improvement in attention and complex reasoning skills. Parents and teachers see real improvements in attention, problem solving skills and controlling impulses.

Parents and teachers also report other benefits in daily life.

  • Improved social skills
  • Taking initiative
  • Remembering things
  • Completing tasks such as homework assignments more independently

When asked one year after training to report on their experience, 79% of parents whose children had benefited from training reported effects had remained or increased.

Clinically Proven Results

Cogmed Working Memory Training is scientifically validated by placebo-controlled clinical studies published in respected professional journals, and is the subject of ongoing research at several leading U.S. universities.