COGMED WORKING MEMORY TRAINING
Cogmed Working Memory Training is an evidence-based program for helping children, adolescents and adults sustainably improve attention by training their working memory.
It is a software-based skills training program based on strong scientific research.
Cogmed is an intensive 5 week program that is done from home under the guidance of our qualified Cogmed Coach, Occupational Therapist, Julia Eggles.
Working memory is crucial for focusing, complex thinking and being able to appropriately shut out environmental distractions. Improved working memory capacity generalizes to improved attention and impulse control. 80% of users who complete the training show measurable effects.
In children, research shows improved academic performance following Cogmed training. Parents and teachers report observing improvement in a child’s social skills, initiative, instruction recall and increased independence in completion of assignments.
There are three easy-to-use and age specific Cogmed software applications, all of which are available through our practice:
- Cogmed JM (preschool). Younger children use their working memory for tasks such as focusing on and following instructions, and remaining seated to complete independent activities.
- Cogmed RM (school age). Children and adolescents in school find working memory crucial in academic and social situations. It is vital for reading, solving maths problems, planning, and following a conversation.
- Cogmed QM (adult). Working memory for adults, in their personal and professional life, is critical for effective planning, focusing, resisting distractions and meeting deadlines.
All clients wanting Cogmed need to be assessed by our Cogmed Coach Julia Eggles to determine suitability. This is done initially via a phone call (no cost).