Cogmed Working Memory Training is an evidenced-based program for helping children, adolescents, and adults sustainably improve attention by training their working memory.

The program is based on strong scientific research, is delivered under the supervision of a Cogmed Qualified Coach, and can be done in the convenience of the patient’s home.

  • The entire program involves computer-based training, using a Mac or PC.
  • The program adjust complexity level for each exercise, in real time, for maximized training effect.
  • There are 25 training sessions of 30-40 minutes each, done over five weeks.
  • It is supported by a Cogmed Coach who leads the training, tracks results, and give support and motivation.
  • The user and family sets the training schedule with the Cogmed Coach, with plenty of flexibility.
  • The Cogmed Training Web gives all users online access to their own training results and progress status.
  • Cogmed Extension Training allows the user to further sharpen the acquired capacity and to verify how the results hold over time.



Cogmed Working Memory Training is built around three easy-to-use and age-specific program applications:

COGMED JM (pre-school): Younger  children use their working memory for number of things, such as focusing on and following instructions, and remaining seated to complete independent activities.

COGMED RM (school-age): Working memory is crucial for children and adolescents in school and socially. Reading, solving math problems, planning, and following a conversation all rely on working memory.

COGMED QM (adult): Working memory in adult and professional life is critical for challenges such as planning, focusing, resisting distraction, and meeting deadlines.

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 the Cogmed Training Web
  • Cogmed Extension Training (12 months)


Contact Dr. Tom Bonner to inquire about Cogmed Working Memory Training.


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