Cogmed® Working Memory Training is a computerized five-week training program designed to improve working memory (the ability to keep and manipulate information in mind), which may be helpful to students with working memory difficulties. Working memory is essential for maintaining attention and staying on task. Cogmed® helps individuals improve their attention by training and increasing their working memory capacity. Rigorous clinical studies have shown that 80% of participants significantly improve their ability to concentrate and use complex problem solving skills after completing the Cogmed® training.
Cogmed® users range from young children to senior adults. The training takes place at home, 30-45 minutes per day, 5 days a week, for 5 weeks, using a home PC or I-pad. The trainee is guided by weekly coaching sessions that are conducted over the phone. Upon completion of the training program, trainees are offered the opportunity for extension training at no additional cost. Through extension training, trainees can continue their training with 100 sessions available over the next year.
To learn more about how to enroll in a Cogmed® program, please contact Ms. Leda Owens or Dr. Matthew Housson at (214) 351-0053. Our Cogmed® coaches can provide additional information and schedule a free screening interview to see if you and/or your child might benefit from the program. If you decide to participate, a start-up session is scheduled at the office. During that time, your Cogmed® coach reviews the program with you and gives you the appropriate software for you and/or your child.
Cogmed® was founded by neuroscientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2001. Original research was conducted in Sweden, and ongoing research projects are being carried out by independent teams at leading American and European universities such as Notre Dame, New York University, Harvard, York, and Stanford. For more information about Cogmed® Working Memory Training, please visit www.cogmed.com.