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Cogmed Working Memory Training

Working memory is key to the brain's processing capacity. It is vital for concentration, reasoning, learning and resisting distractions.

Cogmed is the single most scientifically validated method that improves working memory and attention.

The published research, which rivals any other working memory program, and our experience has shown the CWMT improves:

· Working memory capacity

· Attention and concentration

· Math and reading comprehension

· Independence with homework

· Self-esteem

· Social skills, namely impulsivity and self control

The research also shows that CWMT correlates with increases in brain activity as noted in MRI studies, neuropsychological testing and observer reports.

What is Working Memory and Why is it important?

Working memory is the ability to hold information in your mind, focus on a task, and remember what to do next. It plays a major role in attention, concentration, reading comprehension, mental math, problem- solving and getting projects done in a timely way. More than an high IQ, a strong working memory is key for success in school and on the job.

Working memory is often responsible for the gap between performance and potential.

Cogmed Working Memory Training (CWMT) is a do-it-at-home, computer-based program assisted by a qualified Cogmed coach. The goal is to improve attention by training working memory in children and adults. No need for office visits. More than any other program that claims to improve working memory, CWMT is scientifically validated by placebo-controlled clinical studies published in respected professional journals with on-going research at several leading international. universities.

80% of those who complete Cogmed training see significant and lasting benefits. For more information about this program and the benefits it can offer your patients, please go to

Who can benefit from Cogmed

Anyone ages 7 and up with a working memory deficit may benefit from CWMT. Some people participate in CWMT simply to score higher on college admission tests or to enhance workplace performance. Diagnoses often associated with working memory weaknesses include:


· learning disability

· executive dysfunction

· Asperger’s Syndrome

· Stroke

· Head injury

· Normal aging

The basic training consists of 25 training sessions of 35-50 minutes each done over 5 weeks. Your training is supervised by a clinician, Candice Hamilton-Miller, RP, who is a qualified Cogmed coach. The quality of the coaching is an integral to your success with CWMT. During the training period Candice will motivate you to do your best. She will also provide you with ways to enhance your working memory in everyday tasks over the course of the training period.

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