Inattention is one of the most common symptoms encountered in clinical psychological evaluations.
It manifests as an inability to stay focused on the task at hand, difficulty following through on tedious or multi-step tasks, and struggling with organization and planning.
By providing Cogmed, your practice can help clients with attention deficits to better cope with school, work, and daily life.
By providing Cogmed, you can offer your clients an effective, non-pharmacological intervention with long lasting results.
Your client works with Cogmed’s digital training tools on their smartphone, tablet or computer. As their coach, you help them set up and commit to a training schedule, ranging from five to 13 weeks of time depending on the chosen training intensity.
The program consists of a range of finely tuned exercises, which adapt dynamically to the user’s capacity and progression. This keeps the user in the zone of optimal effort, which is necessary to gain the desired results.
By design, the time and effort that is required from you and your staff is limited to the kind of high value professional interaction that cannot be automated or replaced by an app. The Cogmed training app will take care of everything that is cumbersome or too resource-intensive to provide manually.
In your role as a professional provider, you have full flexibility to tailor the training schedule to fit your clients needs, coordinate the training with any other interventions they might be involved in, and define the follow up and evaluation activities that are relevant.
By combining Cogmed’s digital tools with your professional expertise, you can provide a comprehensive program, with intensive intervention taking place several times per week for many weeks. However, you only spend a small fraction of that time with the client, helping you keep down the cost of providing the training program.
As a Cogmed provider, you and your staff have access to Cogmed’s online Learning Center, where you can learn all about Cogmed and the science behind it, at your own pace.
The online support is manned by real people who respond quickly and with subject matter expertise.
In addition, you are invited to take part in the digital coaching community, where you can share experiences and learn from other coaches and clinics.
Cogmed is the most effective and well-researched digital therapeutic available for improving attention and working memory.
Scientific experiments using brain imaging techniques show how Cogmed makes use of the principles of neuroplasticity, specifically targeting the parietal and prefrontal cortices (3, 4).
Several randomized controlled trials, carried out by independent research groups, have demonstrated the enhancement of attention (5, 6). These studies show clinically meaningful, long lasting effects using standardized rating scales.
The effect on attention and working memory is larger than the cognitive improvement from pharmacological ADHD-treatments and improves cognition more than cardiovascular fitness training does.
In rehabilitation after stroke and head injury, Cogmed is shown to improve both cognition and performance at work (7, 8, 9).
1. Klingberg et al. (2005). Computerized Training of Working Memory in Children With ADHD-A Randomized, Controlled Trial. J. AM. ACAD. CHILD ADOLESC. PSYCHIATRY, 11. Calculations based on raw data from the authors
2. During a multi year study, a total of 8900 young Cogmed users were asked a series of follow up questions after having completed the program. Out of these, 72 percent described their situation as noticeably improved in terms of their ability to control attention when they needed to.
3. Bergman-Nutley, S., & Klingberg, T. (2014). Effect of working memory training on working memory, arithmetic and following instructions. Psychological Research, 78(6), 869–877. Calculations based on raw data from the authors
4. McNab, F., et al. (2009). "Changes in cortical dopamine D1 receptor binding associated with cognitive training." Science 323(5915): 800-802.
5. Bigorra A, Garolera M, Guijarro S, Hervas A (2015) Long-term far-transfer effects of working memory training in children with ADHD: a randomized controlled trial. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry.
6. Beck SJ, Hanson CA, Puffenberger SS, Benninger KL, Benninger WB (2010) A controlled trial of working memory training for children and adolescents with ADHD. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 39:825-836.
7. Lundqvist A, Grundstrom K, Samuelsson K, Ronnberg J (2010) Computerized training of working memory in a group of patients suffering from acquired brain injury. Brain Inj 24:1173-1183.
8. Akerlund E, Esbjornsson E, Sunnerhagen KS, Bjorkdahl A (2013) Can computerized working memory training improve impaired working memory, cognition and psychological health? Brain Inj 27:1649-1657.
9. For more research references, see www.cogmed.com/research
Ph.D. specialized in treatment of ADHD
M.D. specialised in developmental problems