1. Scientifically Researched
Cogmed emerged out of leading neuroscience research establishing that working memory capacity is not fixed, but can be changed. The highly structured program combining working memory exercises and coach support has been shown to be effective in improving working memory for a wide variety of populations. The evidence comes out of rigorous research published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
2. Sustainable Change
The management of working memory deficits has for a long time focussed solely on teaching behavioural strategies for coping. Working memory training instead, focuses on strengthening working memory capacity with specific and intensive practice of working memory tasks. The majority of individuals who train with Cogmed show improvements in working memory and non- trained behaviour such as improvements in inattention and capacity to learn, that are sustained after training.
3. Support of a Qualified Coach
Good cognitive training is defined by the principles of neuroplasticity and rehabilitation – you need to work intensively on the specific tasks you want to improve. It needs to be challenging and rewarding with lots of practice and feedback. For this reason Cogmed is only ever provided through a certified Cogmed Coach. The support of a professional Cogmed Coach is very important to successfully completing the program and making the most of the training.