Eleven year old took three times as long as others to do his homework

Age: 11
Gender: Male
Location: San Francisco, California

Background: As a hard worker and a good student, this eleven year old boy had an above average IQ and got good grades in school, but he had significant executive function deficits and it set him at a big disadvantage from his peers. He had to work much harder than other kids his age to get the same amount of work done. He struggled to stay focused and to remember instructions from his teacher. Homework sometimes took him three times longer than others to complete and he was constantly forgetting about assignments and tests. The boy was very motivated to overcome his struggles, so when his mother heard about Cogmed and decided to do the training, the boy put his heart and soul into it and saw a big change.

Key challenges:

  • Struggled to stay focused in class
  • Homework took him three times as long as it took others
  • Had to work significantly harder than his peers to stay ahead
  • Would lose assignments and forget about tests

Training outcomes:

  • Parents say that he is much more mature
  • Both mom and boy were very excited with the results
  • Homework time has decreased significantly
  • His room is cleaner – overall he is much more organized
  • Mom and son both feel that he is better prepared to move into the higher grades
*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.