Young man finds himself working ahead rather than playing catch-up

Age: 14
Gender: Male
Location: South Bend, Indiana

Background: This young man from Indiana went to an academically challenging private school. He excelled at sports – baseball in particular, but struggled to keep up with the high expectations of his school. The boy had significant attention problems; he didn’t know how to study and was highly anxious as a result of these difficulties. The young man’s parents looked to medication to help him stay focused, but since they did not want to continue with medication as the only answer for their son’s attention problems, they looked for another intervention. Eventually, they found Cogmed and decided to give it a try.

Key challenges:

  • Was a poor test taker
  • Had generalized memory problems and attention issues
  • Was highly anxious
  • Could not concentrate long enough to get homework done – wasted a lot of time

Training outcomes:

  • Was able to sit down and study while staying focused for the first time in his life
  • Dramatically lessened the amount of time it took to do his homework
  • Increased his confidence
  • Reduced his anxiety
  • Is now working ahead in school, instead of playing catch up
*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.