Do have difficulty staying focused or struggle with completing multi-step tasks? Research has shown that individuals with ADHD typically have impaired executive functions. One of these executive functions is Working Memory. Cogmed is a computer-based program that addresses poor working memory.
What is Working Memory?
Academic and Life Coaching for
Adults and Adolescents with ADHD & Executive Function Disorder
Working memory plays an important function in maintaining attention, problem solving, resisting distractions and impulse control.
Weaknesses in working memory may vary from moderate to severe, and can impair learning and performance. It is the ability to keep information in your mind for several seconds, process it, and use it to accomplish a goal or task.
Examples of using working memory are remembering and following instructions, doing mental math, reading comprehension, and problem-solving.
See video on "What is working memory?" and learn how it can impact day-to-day performance.
What is Cogmed?
Cogmed Working Memory Training is an evidence-based, computerized training program designed to help children, adolescents and adults improve attention by training their working memory, thus increasing their working memory capacity.
Cogmed is delivered under the supervision of a Cogmed Qualified Coach, and can be completed in the convenience of the user's home over period of 5 weeks or up to 8 weeks. It consists of many visual-spatial and verbal working memory exercises that are "adaptive" and become progressively challenging as users progress through each sequences.
Users can range from children to adults -- and can include those who have attention deficits, suffered brain injury or who are experiencing deteriorating effects of aging. You do not need a diagnosis to use Cogmed; in fact, it can be used by anyone who wish to improve their working memory!
In research, Cogmed Working Memory Training has shown to improve attention and academic performance, and increase working memory capacity.
For more information on Cogmed training, call 201-785-7820.