Please review this list of frequently
asked questions to learn more about the
Cogmed training program. The selected information is provided from the Cogmed website. Please visit the website or click
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What is Cogmed Working Memory
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 week training
users range from young children to senior adults. Some have diagnosed
attention deficits, some have suffered a brain injury, and others find
they’re not doing as well as they could, academically or
professionally, given their intelligence and their efforts.
the training take place?
training is web-based, so training can be done in the privacy of
your home. The on-line program is compatible on any computer that
How do I know
this will help my child?
With careful selection, screening (sample
working memory checklist), clinical assessment, and support, Cogmed success is
quite high. In fact, in both research and clinical practice, 80% of users
achieve measurable improvements and benefits in working memory.
This is quite remarkable. But please bear in mind, no intervention
works for everyone, and we cannot provide guarantees in any particular
case. Feel free to contact PPS to determine if Cogmed is right for you
and your child.
Yes. Research and 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
Is Cogmed training a substitute for
No, not necessarily.
For example, in the case of individuals on ADD/ADHD medication, Cogmed
training is a complementary intervention. Stimulant medication and
Cogmed training impact the brain in different ways. Medications will
have effects that Cogmed training does not, particularly regarding
hyperactivity. And Cogmed training — in many cases — will have effects that cannot be
achieved by medication only. Feel free to contact PPS to determine
if Cogmed is right for you and your child.
Cogmed different from other types of “brain training?”
Cogmed is different in how it works from “brain
training programs” in three ways:
∙ Cogmed is backed by solid research in
both neuroscience and clinical practice.
training is provided exclusively by a network of carefully trained and
is a Cogmed Qualified Practice committed to ensuring that you
Coaching needed for the best
established track record of strong and lasting effects —
that has made a real
difference in people's lives —
in thousands of users across
America and around the
are what really matter.