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He was indeed very proud to finish the program and can’t wait to learn more. His self confidence is definitely lifted. He uttered phrases such as: “This is easy to me, Mom.” “I can do it myself.” and “I don’t need help.” These phrases are music to my ears.

—Mom of seven year old, Carson CA

Cogmed Working Memory Training

Cogmed Working Memory Training (Cogmed) is a computer-based solution for attention problems caused by poor working memory. Cogmed combines cognitive neuroscience with innovative computer game design and close professional support to deliver substantial and lasting benefits.

Cogmed consists of 25 computerized training sessions, each 30-45 minutes long. Each session consists of a selection of various tasks that target the different aspects of working memory. The training is done on a computer at home, in school, or at work. The training program is five weeks long, with five sessions every week. It is a rigorous program designed to improve working memory through intensive and systematic training.

Intensity of Training
Cogmed challenges the user’s working memory capacity. The computerized, cognitive exercises are designed by neuroscientists to target this key cognitive function that has been proven to be fundamental to executive function and attention. The details of the exercise design allow the program to be very focused and yet provide slight variations. The logic is very much like in the case of the fitness machines used for building muscle strength in a gym. Cogmed is highly focused, cognitive weightlifting.

Cogmed adjusts the difficulty level of the training in real time based on the individual’s performance. The highly fine-tuned calibration means that every individual is always training at the very edge of his or her cognitive capacity. This is true for many people, from a young child with severely impaired capacity, to an adult in good cognitive shape. Whoever you are, Cogmed training will challenge your brain – and improve it.

Simultaneous Improvement of Other Cognitive Skills
When you improve your working memory capacity, the change generalizes to your behavior. In other words, the change is translated to other things than just working memory. By training a tightly defined cognitive function, you create a cascading effect of improvements. You will be better able to pay attention, resist distractions, self-manage and learn.

Research Findings
Many studies of Cogmed's efficacy have been published in peer-reviewed journals since 2002. These include several randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials, as well as studies documenting changes in brain activity following Cogmed training. You can find a complete list of completed and ongoing research related to Cogmed on their Web site.

Quality Assurance
Every use of Cogmed programs is backed by a Ph.D. psychologist or a medical doctor (MD) who ensures that the quality of service meets Cogmed's standards. Be Amazing Learning is Cogmed Qualified Coach Site, with quality assurance provided by the Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic, a Cogmed Qualified Practice.

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