What is Cogmed?
Cogmed Working Memory Training is an evidence-based computerized training program designed to improve attention by effectively increasing working memory capacity through a systematic training period.
Cogmed has unique and outstanding records of strong and lasting results in education and health care, making significant difference in improving people's lives.
Are you or someone you know:
Easily distracted and/or struggling particularly with attention concerns?
Having trouble completing tasks or following instructions?
Failing to meet academic or professional goals despite motivation and hard work?
Poor working memory could be part of the problem.
Cogmed can help!
Why Is Cogmed Different?
Three reasons Cogmed is different from other “brain training”
Cogmed is developed by leading neuroscientist and proven to be effective in rigorous research published in peer-reviewed journals.
Cogmed training is a scientifically determined program that changes the way you process information and research shows the effects last once training is completed. It is not about teaching behavioural strategies for coping with memory deficits.
Support of a qualified provider
Training is provided excusively by a qualified Cogmed provider, through an alied health care professional and/or an educator. Support provided by the Cogmed provider is critical to staying motivated and completing the program and building metacognitives skills.
Cogmed has by far the largest body of research of any cognitive training program available, supporting its effectiveness in improving working memory. Beginning with Dr. Klingberg’s 2005 study showing strong results in a placebo-controlled multi-centre trial for children with ADHD, leading worldwide researchers have since added to Cogmed research. This research has proven Cogmed’s efficacy with a wide variety of populations including ADHD, ABI, learning disabilities, and even typical developing and aging.
Who is it for?
Cogmed is for anyone who is constrained by their working memory and wants to improve their attention.
Cogmed has been proven to be effective for attention deficits due to ADHD, brain injuries, and normal aging, among others.
The Cogmed program is for children and adults who want to improve their attention by training their working memory. More on working memory here.
Children - Research and clinical data show improved grades following Cogmed training. Parents and teachers also report mproved social skills, taking initiative, remembering instructions, and completing assignments more independently.
Learn about Cogmed in schools
Adults - Training working memory, can help to stay focused, ignore distractions, plan next steps, remember instructions, and start and finish tasks
How to get started
Browse our website for more informaiton about this revolutionary program
What do you want to do now?
Cogmed Working Memory Training is provided as an intervention by both educators in schools and healthcare professionals (Psychologists, OT’s, SLPs) in private practice.