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Cogmed Working Memory Training is an evidence-based program for helping children, adolescents, and adults sustainably improve attention by training their working memory.
The program is based on strong scientific research, is delivered under the supervision of Dr. Ruth Shoemaker, a qualified Cogmed Coach, and can be done either in the convenience of the client’s home or at a designated healthcare facility.
The complete program includes:
- Five weeks of training with weekly coach calls
- Six month follow-up interview
- Access to the Cogmed Training Web
- Cogmed Extension Training (12 months)
Provided by an attention specialist qualified by Cogmed.
- Computer-based training, using a PC at home or at a designated healthcare
- Software adjusts complexity level for each exercise, in realtime, for maximized
- 25 training sessions of 30-40 minutes each, done over 5 weeks.
- Supported by a Cogmed Coach (Dr. Shoemaker) who leads the training, tracks
results, and gives support and motivation.
- User/family sets the training schedule with the CogmedCoach, with plenty of
Cogmed Training Web gives all users online access to their own training results and progress status.
Cogmed Extension Training allows the user to further sharpen the acquired capacity and to verify how the results hold over time.
Cogmed Working Memory Training is built around three easy-to-use and age-specific software applications.
Cogmed JM Pre-school Younger children use their working memory for a number of things, such as focusing on and following instructions, and remaining seated to complete independent activities.
Cogmed RM School age Working memory is crucial for children and adolescents in
school and socially. Reading, solving math problems, planning and following a conversation all rely on working memory.
Cogmed QM Adult Working memory in adult and professional life is critical for
challenges such as planning, focusing, resisting distraction, and meeting deadlines.
To learn more about Cogmed programs and about working memory,
Studies consistently show that most people with attention deficits have a working memory deficit. That holds true for attention problems due to ADHD, traumatic brain injury, normal aging, or general deficits from working memory overload; it is also true for milder concentration problems.
Research also shows that deficits in working memory are related to poor academic or professional performance. Conversely, strong working memory capacity is closely correlated with fluid intelligence.
A substantial and growing body of work documents the efficacy of Cogmed Working Memory Training. Most notably, Klingberg’s 2005 study on school age children with ADHD showed it to be effective in a placebo controlled, multi-center trial. There were statistically and clinically significant treatment effects on non-trained measures of working memory, response inhibition and complex reasoning.
Substantial and lasting reduction of attention problems following training-induced working memory improvements is a research breakthrough.
Leading American and European research teams have now replicated the research using Cogmed products and protocol. They have presented results at several research conferences. For the latest results and research visit www.cogmed.com/research.
Working memory is critical for focusing, appropriately shutting out distractions, and for complex thinking. Improved working memory capacity generalizes to improved attention, and impulse control. 8 of 10 users who complete training show measurable effects.
Children--Research and clinical data show improved grades following
Cogmed training. Parents and teachers also report improved social skills, taking initiative, rememberinginstructions, and completing assignments more independently.
The objective is better academic results, particularly in reading comprehension and math.
Adults-- By training your working memory, you will be better able to stay focused, ignore distractions, plan next steps, remember instructions, and start and finish tasks.
The objective is better professional performance and attentional stamina.
Cogmed was founded in 2001 by neuroscientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm,Sweden. Cogmed training has been in successful use in Sweden since 2003 and in the United States and Canada since 2006.The Cogmed system is now applied in more than 30 countries and 10 languages.
The Cogmed Network
Cogmed Working Memory Training is available in all of North America through a network of Cogmed Qualified Practices. There are now more than 300 practices,each practice trained and qualified by Cogmed. All are headed by a licensed psychologist or physician. They work closely with their coaching staff to ensure the highest level of quality in all trainings.
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Cogmed Working Memory Training is not intended to be a substitute for a health care provider’s consultation or a substitute for medication that a doctor may have prescribed. Results may vary.