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Cogmed Working Memory Training

Cogmed Working Memory Training is a software-based intervention designed to improve working memory in children, adolescents, and adults. This unique training program was developed at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden by game developers working closely with psychologists and medical researchers. It consists of active and engaging working memory exercises that automatically increase in difficulty as the participant improves. Unlike other software-based programs, you will be assigned a personal coach during the training who will monitor results and provide encouragement and feedback.


Working Memory

We use our working memory every day to remember what we should do next, to solve problems, and to pay attention. Working memory is the ability to keep information in our mind for a short period of time, while using it to carry out a task. People with working memory problems find it difficult to stay focused, to plan, to remember instructions, and to start or finish tasks. Studies show that a deficit in working memory often leads to difficulties with reading comprehension and math.

Cogmed Working Memory Training: An Overview

Cogmed Working Memory Training is a commitment; it takes five weeks, 30-45 minutes a day, five days a week, and is typically done at home. Children and younger adolescents benefit from daily support with a training aide, usually a parent who participates in each training session. Older adolescents and adults can train independently.


You will be assigned a coach, who will consult with you at the beginning of the program to describe exactly what is involved and help you develop a training schedule that best meets your needs. The coach has online access to your training results and will monitor your progress, provide feedback, support, and guidance throughout the training during scheduled phone calls.

Results of Cogmed Working Memory Training

    Improved working memory capacity

    Improved attention

    Improved math and reading comprehension skills

    Improved complex reasoning skills

    Improved functioning in daily life

Conditions Linked to Working Memory Deficits


    Learning Disabilities

    Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Asperger's Disorder and High Functioning Autism

    Normal Aging

Determining if Cogmed Working Memory Training is
Right for You or a Family Member

Cogmed Working Memory Training is not intended to be a substitute for a health care provider’s consultation or a substitute for medication that a doctor may have prescribed. Results may vary, and specific effects or results in each individual can never be guaranteed.



Cogmed Forms

Pricing and Informed Consent for Cogmed (Child)

Pricing and Informed Consent for Cogmed (Adult)




• Problems concentrating


• Being easily distracted


• Problems starting tasks
  and carrying them through
  to completion


• Forgetting instructions


• Forgetting homework,

  books, or work materials


• Daydreaming instead of

  listening to others

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