Cogmed Working Memory Training® is a computer-based solution for attention problems caused by poor working memory.
What is CogMed Working Memory Training?
CogMed feels like a video game to the user, but it is so much more. Proven by science, each of the “games” is actually a specific neuroscience activity developed to make the brain stronger through practice. So, even though it is fun, it is a workout for the brain, helping it to improve its function.
Does CogMed Help Improve ADHD and Memory?
Over 80 peer-reviewed scientific research publications that prove that CogMed Working Memory Training helps improve attention, focus, and memory in children and adults.
Improvements have been reported in children and adults with:
- learning difficulties
- hearing impairments
- low language abilities
- born prematurely
- with intellectual disability
- concussion and acquired brain injury
- those who just want to improve their ability to think ranging from preschoolers to older adults
Improved working memory via CogMed enables more efficient information processing, thus the link to daily functioning and learning is self-evident.
Formal learning depends on information processing in working memory, thus, better working memory leads to better learning. Empirical research studies have shown that CogMed has specific, positive impact in the daily lives of those who have used it.
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How Does CogMed Working Memory Training Work?
Cogmed Working Memory Training is an evidence-based, computerized training program designed by leading neuroscientists to improve attention by effectively increasing working memory capacity. Over a 5 – 8-week training period, from the comfort of your home, exercises designed to strengthen your mental capacities are performed. This state-of-the-art computer system measures your progress and your effort to give you measurable results following your program. After the 8-week program, your brain is stronger, and your attention and memory improve. A one-year maintenance program ensures your gains are not lost.
Who is Cogmed Working Memory Training for?
Cogmed training is for people who wish to improve their ability to concentrate and are constrained by their working memory. Following a brief qEEG Brain Map, the doctors at Leigh Brain and Spine know if you are qualified to engage in CogMed training for maximal treatment results. Cogmed trainees range from young children to senior adults. Some have diagnosed attention deficits, some have suffered a brain injury, some feel the deteriorating effects of typical aging, and others find they’re not performing as well as they could, academically or professionally, given their intelligence and their efforts.
What is Working Memory and why is it important?
Working memory is an essential cognitive function necessary for a wide-range of tasks related to attention and focus. It is the ability to keep information in your mind for several seconds, manipulate it, and use it in your thinking. It is central to concentration, problem solving, and impulse control. Poor working memory is the source of many problems related to attention and is often linked to ADHD, and other learning disabilities. Scientific studies show that working memory deficits across a person’s lifetime can lead to multiple failure points that create devastating effects such as falling behind in school, struggling in a career, and not thriving professionally.
Do the results from CogMed training last?
Yes, CogMed research and our clinical experience show that the effects of Cogmed Training last after training. The reason is that once working memory capacity increases, you naturally continue to use it at its new level, which serves as constant maintenance training. Each Cogmed trainee also has access to optional Cogmed Extension Training at no extra cost.
How Do I Start CogMed Working Memory training?
If you’d like to start improving attention and memory from home, call the qualified CogMed professionals at Leigh Brain & Spine to set up your qEEG Brain Map and get started.