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Do you have a working memory problem?

Are you or your child easily distracted? Do you have trouble completing tasks or following instructions? Is your child struggling, particularly with reading comprehension and math, despite motivation and hard work? Poor working memory could be part of the problem.


What is Working Memory?

Working memory is the ability to keep information in your mind for a short time, focus on a task, and remember what to do next. It is a critical function closely related to the attention necessary for a wide range of cognitive (brain) tasks.


Why is Working Memory important?

  • It is one of the best predictors of academic achievement.
  • 80% of children who scored in the lowest 10% for working memory also experienced substantial problems in math, reading or both.
  • Working memory is commonly impaired in people with ADHD, learning disabilities, and even in about fifteen percent of typical learners.

Cogmed can help! In fact 80% of Cogmed users improve their working memory by an average of 30%.

What is Cogmed?

An adaptive, online training program proven to increase working memory – which underlies
Capacity to learn
in people from age 4-80.
We call this The ABC’s of Cogmed.
Students work on an age-appropriate program that combines cognitive skills and gaming technology.


Please watch our 5 minute video testimonial on how Cogmed has changed lives

Working Memory Checklist

Do you have working memory issues? Look at this checklist and check each situation that applies. If you check more than 4 boxes you may have a working memory issue. You may find a local Cogmed Qualified Provider with the tool below.

  • He/she has difficulties remembering long instructions or a chain of instructions (e.g. following directions or a cooking recipe).
  • He/she has a hard time staying focused on (school) work if he/she isn’t extremely motivated.
  • He/she has a hard time with problems that require holding information in mind, such as math word problems or mental arithmetic.
  • He/she makes more mistakes than his/her peer group when trying to complete a task in a hurry.
  • He/she often seems to be on the go or hyperactive.
  • He/she has difficulty organizing tasks (e.g. planning the order in which tasks should be done, and knowing how long each will take to complete).
  • He/she has difficulty taking in information in longer sentences, and needs to read it several times to remember and understand content.
  • He/she is very particular – so much so that everything takes a long time.
  • He/she has problems staying with the thread of a conversation or story (both listening and speaking).
  • He/she is often daydreaming in situations when they are expected to listen.
  • He/she has trouble organizing the daily details, such as starting and completing tasks, and arriving to places on time prepared.
  • He/she is easily distracted.
  • He/she is uncertain about time (e.g. has a poor understanding of how long an hour is) or has difficulties being on time.
  • He/she often fidgets and becomes restless or bored in situations that require focus and concentration.

User Stories

Cogmed is a breakthrough intervention which improves attention, behavior and the capacity to learn by targeting working memory capacity.

"I'm really enthusiastic about this program. The Cogmed program is an amazing tool."

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Find a Cogmed Provider

Cogmed is available through health care practices and schools in a number of countries. Everywhere, each Cogmed user is supported throughout the training by a Cogmed Coach. Below you will learn more about how Cogmed Working Memory Training is provided in your area.

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