Cogmed Working Memory Training™ is an evidence-based program for helping individuals who are held back by their working memory capacity. That means several large groups: children and adults with learning disabilities (including dyslexia) attention deficits (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders, and adults experiencing information overload or the natural effects of aging.
What is working memory?
Working Memory is a key cognitive function used in daily life that allows individuals to hold information in their minds for brief periods of time and use it in their thinking. (Cogmed Working Memory Training™ ). Working memory can be described as active attention. Some examples of tasks that demand working memory include:
- Remembering instructions and remembering what the next step is while working with a sequence of activities
- Learning new things
- Reading comprehension and mental calculations in math
- Organizing your life, remembering what to bring along, remembering what you have to do
- Listening to other people, responding appropriately, and not interrupting
- Time planning and having sense of time
Why is working memory important?
Working memory is a core factor in attention problems and academic performance
By training your working memory, you will be better able to stay focused, ignore distractions, plan next steps, remember instructions, and start and finish tasks.
Weak working memory is experienced as attention problems and causes poor academic and professional performance.
Working memory capacity determines your cognitive performance. Cogmed training improves your working memory. Your strengthened working memory allows you to perform better. The training creates the cognitive foundation you need to prepare for success.
Cogmed Working Memory Training™ is an evidence-based intervention based on solid research, demands a strict protocol to maintain program effectiveness and quality, has a high success rate (80 percent success rate) and tracks skill retention beyond the actual program implementation.