South African mother is very pleased with daughter’s improvements after Cogmed training, says “we as a family are able to communicate better with each other”

Age: 11
Gender: Female
Location: Bedfordview, South Africa

This is a letter from a mother from Bedfordview, South Africa. The woman’s daughter is eleven years old and recently completed Cogmed training. This is a letter from the mother to a local Cogmed Practitioner about her daughter’s training.

I would like to express my gratitude as a parent for introducing (my daughter) to Cogmed.  The difference in her attitude towards her studies has changed for the better.  I have also noticed a remarkable improvement in her self-confidence and behavior in general.

Before the program, she was easily distracted while preparing for class tests; she is now able to focus for longer and is now able to spend time studying independently.  Her ability to recall information has improved and this has positively impacted her academic results – particularly in Math. She is even excited to make study notes and proud to display them.

She used to become extremely frustrated when faced with a challenge, she now appears to think before speaking and the number of angry outbursts and tantrums has been greatly reduced.  As a result, we as a family are able to communicate better with each other.

The program was wonderful.  It was fun to do, and the game at the end of each session was a fantastic way to relax (her) and also reward her for the hard work.  She loved the idea of rewards every five sessions (mom didn’t as her budget is clearly smaller than (her) perception of it).  It was great, as a parent, to be able to check on the progress made and comparing development in different areas.

I have a responsible child now, who has calmed down and is wonderful to talk to.

Key challenges:

  • Was easily distracted while preparing for class tests
  • Used to become extremely frustrated when faced with a challenge
  • Sometimes would have angry outbursts

Training outcomes:

  • Her attitude towards her studies has changed for the better
  • Began to read books on his own initiative
  • Improved self-confidence and behavior in general
  • Is now able to focus for longer and is now able to spend time studying independently
  • Her ability to recall information has improved and this has positively impacted her academic results
  • The number of angry outbursts and tantrums has been greatly reduced
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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.