What is Cogmed Working Memory Training?

Cogmed Working Memory Training is an evidence-based program for helping children, adolescents and adults sustainably improve attention by training their working memory. The computerised program is based on strong scientific research and it is done in the convenience of your own home with the support of a qualified Cogmed coach.

How Does It Work?

Cogmed acts as a “primer” for improved learning; the training tasks allow the student to mentally build the necessary and fundamental platform needed for learning.

The Key Features

The training effects are lasting – the training changes the way the child mentally processes information, thereby forming successful mental habits rather than relying on behavioural strategies.

Evidence Based training – Cogmed is developed by leading neuroscientists and is scientifically supported by peer-review published research.

Training support from a qualified Cogmed Coach – essential for completing the program and maintaining motivation.

Engaging tasks – the Cogmed training is designed to engage the child, which will have a direct effect on the child’s experience and subsequent results.

Significant improvements – research show that Cogmed training can improve:

  • Attention
  • Impulse control
  • Mathematics
  • Reading comprehension
  • Following instructions

Does It Help With Working Memory?

Yes! Research conducted has consistently found that training can improve working memory function, with an average success rate up to 80%. The studies showed that Cogmed training can address math skills, reading comprehension and attention deficits. When a child’s academic performance improves, parents and teachers have also observed improved social skills, increased confidence and completing assignments with more independence as they remember the instructions.

A specified Eyecare Kids coach will help the person through the COGMED training course which involves 30-40 minute of concentrated activities over 20 sessions and benefits are lifelong.

If you are interested, contact your nearest Eyecare Kids Practice for more information!


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