Options With Learning, LLC

Lee-Ann Mertzlufft M.S.Ed.
Capital District Area, Albany NY PO Box 447
Burnt Hills, New York 12019
(518) 384-6411

About Cogmed

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.

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 tasks, and is one of the best predictors of academic achievement.

Studies consistently show that problems with attention and learning are often caused by poor working memory. This holds true for those with ADHD, learning disabilities, or milder forms of learning and attention problems. Cogmed can help.

What is Cogmed?

Cogmed Working Memory Training is a web-based intervention for attention problems caused by poor working memory. Cogmed combines cognitive neuroscience with innovative computer game design and close professional support to deliver substantial and lasting benefits to our users. With our coaching and support you will likely improve in the ABC’s of Cogmed: Attention, Behavior and Capacity to learn.

Cogmed Research


Working memory and its impact on learning

Cogmed: The most researched working memory program in the world today!
With 40+ published studies to date and over 80 ongoing studies currently taking place, independent research finds that:

  • Working memory is a key success factor in the ability to pay attention and learn.
  • Working memory can be improved by training in all age ranges.
  • Working memory can be improved by training and using the right tool and protocol: Cogmed is that tool.

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Cogmed research: The 80% rule
Results of our own clinical evaluation study of Cogmed users reveal that:

80 percent rule

Get the help you need for your working memory
If you suspect that you or someone you know may have working memory issues, call the phone number at the top of this page and set up a consultation to see if Cogmed is the right solution for you.


OWL is pleased to bring the Cogmed training program to the Capital District area of New York. OWL has been operating in the Capital District since 1993 providing services for individuals with learning differences. Lee-Ann Mertzlufft, Director of OWL and a NYS certified special educator with 23 years of experience, is the Cogmed coach for all clients.

Cogmed represents yet another tool in the battery of services we offer to address the learning needs of our clients. We are also happy to work with clients via Skype when traveling to our offices for the face-to-face meetings in not an option.


  • Cogmed Working Memory Training
  • Wilson Reading Instruction
  • Local Assistive Technology
  • Fast ForWord Language Training
  • Tutoring for Dyslexia and Dysgraphia

Success 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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