Working Memory is one of the executive skills and is an essential cognitive function for a wide-range of tasks related to attention and focus. 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.
Do you get easily distracted or have difficulty staying focused or struggle with completing multi-step tasks?
Research has shown that individuals with ADHD typically have impaired executive functions and poor working memory.
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 academic and professional performance. See video on "What is working memory?" and how it impacts day-to-day performance.
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 -- those who have attention deficits, suffered brain injury or who are experiencing deteriorating effects of aging can use Cogmed to improve working memory.
For more information on Cogmed training, call 201-312-4720.
What is Working Memory?
What is Cogmed?
Cogmed and ADHD
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.
The concept of neuroplasticity is the idea that the brain can reorganize itself and change, is what allows Cogmed to effectively change the way the brain functions to perform at its maximum capacity.