Intelligent young man has to study more than most to retain information

Age: 15
Gender: Male
Location: New Hampshire

Background: This fifteen year boy of New Hampshire found that Cogmed training provided an answer to his significant attention problems.  He is extremely intelligent, but has struggled with attention from an early age. “Retaining information in the short term was always a problem for him,” said his father. “Studying required lots of review and memorization.”

Key challenges:

  • Had to study many hours in order to retain the information he memorized
  • Could not stay focused in school
  • Struggled with inattention from an early age
  • Had to work harder than most for similar results

Training outcomes:

  • Working memory capacity clearly improved
  • Had improved attention and was better able to stay focused
  • Had an easier time retaining the information he studied
  • Benefited from having his working memory capacity much closer to his other very well developed cognitive skills
*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.