With Cogmed's flexible training protocols the program can be tailored to suit students from age 4 and up.
In clinical trials, Cogmed has been shown to benefit individuals struggling with a range of attention and working memory related deficits, including:
There is also significant research evidence that Cogmed can provide benefits in general academic performance among typically developing children
The Cogmed program takes roughly 20 hours for the student to complete in full, and the baseline configuration is that they train 50 minutes per day, 5 days per week, for 5 weeks.
It's possible to adjust the daily training length to 25 or 35 minutes, and to train 3 or 4 days per week instead. With these adjustments, it can take anywhere between 5 and 13 weeks to complete Cogmed.
All configurations have been designed to yield similar effects at the end of training, so you can adapt it to suit the needs of your students and your school's scheduling constraints.
To achieve the desired outcomes it is necessary to complete the program in full, and the best way to accomplish this is to build all the sessions into your daily schedule. However, in case of time restraints students can also complete parts of their training at home under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
The system requirements for the Cogmed platform are any modern browser on a computer, tablet or mobile phone with a reliable Internet connection.
Recommended browsers are Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Apple Safari. The Cogmed platform does not support Internet Explorer.
We also recommend students use headphones and, if working on a computer/laptop, a handheld mouse.
Individual progress data is logged automatically in the Cogmed Coaching Center and can be downloaded as PDF reports for your student files.
Training to use Cogmed is built into the program itself in the form of our online learning platform, the Cogmed Learning Center. Access to this asynchronous onboarding is included in the cost of a license.
The training consists of short videos and articles describing everything from technical details such as how to set up trainings for your students and monitor their progress, to our best practices for successfully implementing Cogmed in your school's learning support program.
Cogmed is distributed to schools all over the world through our network of independent distributors.
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1. 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.
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. For more research references, see www.cogmed.com/research