What is Cogmed?
Cogmed Working Memory Training® is an online cognitive training program that improves working memory in 8 out of 10 people who use it.* Thousands of parents of children with ADHD, learning disabilities, and cognitive deficits associated with working memory have turned to Cogmed for one simple reason: it works! They are tired of inattention interfering with their child’s everyday activities and spending time and money on ineffective treatments.
The pool of available published research on Cogmed is constantly growing. There are now over 50 published, peer-reviewed studies done on Cogmed.
What makes Cogmed so successful?
As a parent reading this, you know better than anyone that children who struggle to pay attention in school and stay focused in their daily lives need consistent reinforcement and support. Under the guidance of a trained, qualified coach, this encouragement and support are always there with Cogmed.
Cogmed’s adaptive algorithm produces a customized and personalized learning experience for your child. The program constantly challenges your child to work harder and if they stick with it, 8 out of 10 will see sustained improvements in working memory and attention*
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What is working memory and
why is it important?
Working memory is an executive function that allows the brain to store information for a short time then allows a person to manipulate the information to complete tasks, solve problems, and answer questions. Research shows that poor working memory underlies problems with inattention and learning and is a key indicator of academic success or failure.*
Children with poor working memory struggle to stay focused and often find their minds wandering. In school, they may not listen, blurt out answers without being called on, and distract others. Their grades are often poor and they can have difficulty learning, especially reading and math, even when giving their best effort.
Where can my child work on Cogmed?
After the initial consultation, which is usually done face-to-face in a clinician’s office, Cogmed can be accessed from home or anywhere else that has an internet-enabled computer, iPad, or Android tablet. The program is available any day, any time, so it easily fits into your child’s schedule. Numerous available training protocols that vary the length and number of Cogmed sessions required add to its flexibility.