10 year old with complex neurology sees “life-changing” results

Age: 10
Gender: Male
Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Background: This 10 year-old boy from Ohio suffered from very a complex neurology consisting of a seizure disorder, severe migraine headaches, and school failure/behavior difficulties.  He documented attention and working memory deficits and often flared into anger from his frustration. These problems caused the boy to be isolated, trouble at home, and failing in school. There was no simple way to address all of the boy’s problems, but his parents decided to try Cogmed training to address some of the issues.

Key challenges:

  • Suffered from seizures – but not photo-sensitivity
  • Had sever migraine headaches
  • Was performing poorly at school
  • Became frustrated by his limitations causing him to be angry
  • Demonstrated behavioral problems at home
  • Was a source of stress for his family

Training outcomes:

  • School performance dramatically increased
  • Saw many of his symptoms disappear
  • Reported listening to his parents and not reacting in anger at home
  • Would consider the things his mother asked of him
  • Reported a “life-changing” response to Cogmed training
*Photos above are not of the actual users whose experience we describe – we understand that poor working memory
is often a hidden weakness that impacts people in a very personal way.
Out of respect for their privacy, we have kept the identities of these people anonymous.