Cogmed Working Memory Cogmed™ is a five week, computerized, coach-driven program to improve your working memory capacity. Working memory is a key component of attention, learning, and core brain function. Dr. Nancy Parsons, Ph.D., ABPdN (one of the areas two Pediatric Board Certified neuropsychologists) directs  the CMPS Cogmed training program as a certified Cogmed provider and coach.

Cogmed Working Memory Training Improves Attention

Cogmed Working Memory Training is a solution for individuals who are held back by their working memory capacity. That means several large groups: children and adults with attention deficits or learning disorders, victims of brain injury or stroke, and adults experiencing information overload or the natural effects of aging.

Working memory is the ability to keep information in your mind for a short time, focus on a task, and remember what to do next. By training your working memory, you will be better able to stay focused, ignore distractions, plan next steps, remember instructions, and start and finish tasks.
Weak working memory is experienced as attention problems and causes poor academic and professional performance.

Many products are marketed aggressively to people who struggle with attention, but Cogmed’s solutions stand out
This is fundamental cognitive training, not skills learning: Cogmed does not teach you new skills. We help you create a platform for learning skills. The concept of neuroplasticity, the idea that the brain can reorganize itself and change, is what allows Cogmed to effectively change the way the brain functions to perform at its maximum capacity. There are many training programs for various skills such as reading, math, or time management. Cogmed acts on a different, more fundamental level. Once your working memory has improved, you will find that acquiring new skills is suddenly much more doable for you.

Focused solution, substantial benefits: Cogmed is not a one-size-fits-all answer. Cogmed is a solution that improves working memory allowing you to focus and resist distractions better. This will help you academically, socially, and professionally. Other companies make wide claims, but are vague about the specifics of what is being improved. Cogmed’s approach is specific and effective.

Solid research: Cogmed is based on peer-reviewed, published research by leading scientists. No other attention training products can match the research case behind Cogmed.
Professional service: When you decide to invest in Cogmed training, a Cogmed-trained coach will support you throughout your training. This is not a product – it is a high quality service. You will be helped to get the most out of your effort.

Cogmed programs differ from other computer-based products in two important ways:

  1. Cogmed Working Memory Training programs are supported by multiple research studies, peer reviewed and published.
  2. Each individual is directly and consistently supported by a certified Cogmed Coach over the course of the training process.

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* If you would like to discuss how Cogmed can potentially help you, your child, and/or family member, please contact Dr. Nancy Parsons at 941-363-0878.