Cogmed Working Memory Training
Orlando Neuropsychology and Counseling Center, LLC now provides WORKING MEMORY TRAINING!!! Cogmed working memory training is an evidenced-based program for helping children, adolescents, and adults sustainably improve attention by training their working memory.
This computer-based training is based on strong scientific research. The seven week training program involves weekly training sessions in our office with a qualified Cogmed coach, and daily training sessions in the convenience of your own home. Your Cogmed coach, who leads the training, tracks results and gives weekly support and motivation.
BENEFITS: Working memory is critical for focusing, appropriately shutting out distractions, and for complex thinking. Improved working memory capacity generalizes to improved attention and impulse control.
CHILDREN: Parents and teachers report improved social skills, taking initiative, remembering instructions, and completing assignments more independently. The objective is better academic results, particularly in reading comprehension and math.
ADULTS: By training your working memory, you will be better able to stay focused, ignore distractions, plan next steps, remember instructions, start and finish tasks. The objective is better professional performance and attentional stamina.
RESEARCH: Studies consistently show that most people with attention deficits have a working memory deficit. That holds true for attention problems due to ADHD, Traumatic Brain Injury, or Normal Aging; it is also true for milder concentration problems.
Research also shows that deficits in working memory are related to poor academic or professional performance. Conversely, strong working memory capacity is closely correlated with fluid intelligence.
A substantial and growing body of work documents the efficacy of Cogmed Working Memory Training. Most notably, Klingberg's 2005 study on school age children with ADHD showed it to be effective in a placebo-controlled, multi-center trial. There were statistically and clinically significant treatment effects on non-trained measures of working memory, response inhibition and complex reasoning. Substantial and lasting reduction of attention problems following training-induced working memory improvements is a research breakthrough. Leading American and European research teams are now replicating the research using Cogmed products and protocol. They have presented results at several U.S. research conferences. For the latest results, current page references, and research posters, visit www.cogmed.com