Working memory, the cognitive capacity enabling short-term retention and processing of information, is a key factor for learning success.
Students suffering from a working memory deficit often exhibit symptoms of inattention, and struggle to keep up with the demands of school. They have a hard time staying focused on the task at hand, find it difficult to parse instructions and follow through on tedious and multi-step assignments, and find organization and planning a constant challenge.
By providing Cogmed, your school can help students with working memory and attention deficits to better cope with the requirements of academic life.
With Cogmed you can offer your students an effective, non-pharmacological intervention with long lasting results.
Your students work with Cogmed’s digital training tools, on their phones, tablets or computers. You set up the training to fit your schedule, ranging from a total of five to 13 weeks of training depending on the chosen program intensity.
The program consists of a range of finely tuned exercises, which adapt dynamically to the student’s capacity and progression. This keeps them in the zone of optimal effort, which is necessary to gain the desired results.
The Cogmed program is completely web-based, requiring no complicated set up or installation.
In your role as teacher and coach, you have full flexibility to tailor the training to your students' schedules, coordinate the training with any other interventions they might be involved in, and define the follow-up and evaluation activities that are relevant.
You can monitor student progress using the online Coaching Center, and download reports to include in your student files.
Choose whether to provide the training in small groups, focusing on the students who need it the most. Or, incorporate Cogmed into your school's general curriculum and give all students an opportunity to benefit from an increased working memory capacity.
As a Cogmed school, you 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 Cogmed providers.
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 (4, 5).
Several randomized controlled trials, carried out by independent research groups, have demonstrated the enhancement of attention (1, 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.
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2. 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
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. Olesen PJ, Westerberg H, Klingberg T (2004) Increased prefrontal and parietal activity after training of working memory. Nat Neurosci 7:75-79.
5. McNab, F., et al. (2009). "Changes in cortical dopamine D1 receptor binding associated with cognitive training." Science 323(5915): 800-802.
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.
Ph.D. specialized in treatment of ADHD
M.D. specialised in developmental problems