Teachers see nine year old’s attention problems erased after Cogmed

Age: 9
Gender: Male
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Background: This boy was diagnosed with ADHD at a young age, but his parents didn’t want to put him on medication. He had just finished fourth grade and had a lot of difficulty with focus. He would get frustrated easily, especially with more tedious things, and could be defiant with his parents. He was often forgetful and was easily distracted at school. He hated writing and it was difficult for him to organize things. Teachers would usually notice that he had a lot of difficulty paying attention and could not sit still.

Key challenges:

  • Had a lot of difficulty with focus
  • Would get frustrated and defiant with his parents
  • Was easily distracted at school
  • He hated writing
  • It was difficult for him to organize things
  • Teachers noticed that he had a lot of difficulty paying attention
  • He couldn’t sit still

Training outcomes:

  • Teachers said that they haven’t seen any problems with attention since school started
  • Was able to stay very focused through various tests administered by his psychologist
  • Saw improved reading
*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.