Cogmed Working Memory Training practices are lead by a psychologist or medical doctor. All applications are evaluated by Ketty Patino Gonzalez, Ph.D. to determine if the candidate is likely to benefit from the program.

Cogmed Working Memory Training

Cogmed Working Memory Training is a home-based program that helps people with attention problems by training and increasing their working memory capacity. Clinically-proven results demonstrate that after training, users improve their ability to concentrate, control impulsive behavior and better utilize complex reasoning skills. In the end, in the case of children training, better academic performance can be achieved especially in math and reading.

Program Benefits

  • Improved ability to sustain attention
  • Improved impulse control
  • Better complex reasoning skills
  • Better academic performance

What is working memory?

  • It is the ability to keep information in your mind for a short time, focus on a task and remember what to do next.
  • With a working memory deficit, it is difficult to stay focused, plan next steps, remember instructions, start and finish tasks.
  • Studies show a deficit in working memory often leads to difficulties in reading comprehension and math.

Signs of working memory deficits

  • Problems focusing
  • Easily distracted
  • Difficulties starting and finishing tasks
  • Forgetting instructions

Improving working memory can lead to better academic performance.

Research has established an important connection between working memory, attention and schoolwork:

  • To put it simply, increasing working memory capacity improves attention which helps improve academic performance.

Comprehensive, home-based program.

Kids are motivated and train effectively with our unique coaching method and software. Training takes place at home five days a week for five weeks.

8 out of 10 children show measurable improvement.

Parents and teachers see real improvements in attention, problem solving skills and controlling impulses.

80% of children who complete training show measurable improvement in attention and complex reasoning skills.

Parents and teachers also report other benefits in daily life:

  • Improved social skills
  • Taking initiative
  • Remembering things
  • Completing tasks like homework assignments more independently

For more information on the research supporting Cogmed:

Cogmed Fact Sheet