Cog Med

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Cogmed Working Memory Training is an evidence-based program for helping children, adolescents, and adults sustainably improve attention by training their working memory. Founded in 2001 by neuroscientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, Cogmed training has been in successful use since 2003 and in Australia since 2009. The Cogmed system is applied in more than 20 countries and 10 languages.


Working memory is the ability to keep information in your mind, manipulate it, and use it within short periods of time. It is central to attention, concentration and problem solving. Think of it as your attention stamina in the face of information overload. Strong working memory skills play a key role in academic and workplace success.


Studies consistently show that problems with attention and learning are often caused by poor working memory. That holds true for those with ADHD, learning problems, traumatic brain injury and specific learning disabilities. It is also often true for concentration problems and poor academic performance.


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The Research


Children and Adolescents

Research shows that working memory is one of the best predictors of academic success. Working memory is particularly important for reading comprehension and math ability.


Working memory is critical for focusing, resisting distractions, and for complex thinking. Improved working memory capacity generalizes to improved attention and learning capacity. 8 out of 10 users who complete training show measurable effects.



Research and clinical data show improved grades following Cogmed training. Parents and teachers also 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.


Adult Professionals

In a work environment that is increasingly flooded with information, professionals need to stay on track, prioritise activities, and overcome the constant distractions that slow productivity. Working memory – the ability to keep information in mind for brief periods of time – is closely linked to fluid intelligence and is crucial for professional success.

Training Benefits:


Working memory is critical for focus in the workplace. Improved working memory capacity generalizes to improved attention in daily performance. Users who complete training show improvement in:

  • Time management
  • Shutting out distractions
  • Complex thinking
  • Organising and prioritising activities
  • Focusing under pressure
  • Starting and completing tasks

Cogmed Working Memory Training can boost the professional performance and attentional stamina of your professional staff.

The Program

The strongly supported scientific program is delivered over 5 weeks under the supervision of a qualified Cogmed Coach, in the convenience of the individual’s home or office.


The complete program includes:


  • Initial interview
  • Start-up session
  • Five weeks of training with Weekly Coach calls
  • Wrap-up meeting
  • Six month follow-up interview
  • Access to Cogmed training web

Optional Cogmed Extension Training (12 months)


How long does it take?


The Cogmed program consists of 25 training sessions of 30-40 minutes each, done over 5 weeks. It is the intensity of this training schedule that is critical to the program’s success. The user/family sets the training schedule with the Cogmed Coach, with plenty of flexibility.

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