Cogmed Working Memory Training

What is ‘Working Memory’ and why is it important?

Working memory is an essential cognitive function necessary to keep information in your mind for several seconds, manipulate it, and use it in your thinking. It is the ability to keep information in your mind for a short time, focus on a task, and remember what to do next. It is central to concentration, problem solving, and impulse control. Poor working memory is the source of many problems related to attention and is often linked to ADHD, and other learning disabilities.

Common Symptoms of poor working memory include:

  • School-children who struggle to read, write, calculate
  • Disparity between a student’s intelligence and their actual academic performance.
  • Difficulty reading
  • Omission and/or distortion of words

What is Cogmed Working Memory Training Program?

Cogmed is an evidence-based, computerized training program designed by leading neuroscientists to improve attention by increasing working memory, over a 5 week training period.

The client is assisted by a Brainworks Cogmed certified coach, who leads the training, tracks results, and gives support and motivation. The client or the client’s family sets the training schedule with the Cogmed coach, with ample flexibility. Cogmed gives all users online access to their training results and progress status.

Do the results last?

Yes, Cogmed research and clinical experience show that the effects of Cogmed Training last after training. The reason is that once working memory increases, you naturally continue to use it at its new level, which serves as constant maintenance training. Each Cogmed user also has access to optional Cogmed Extension Training at no extra cost.

For more information on how to access Cogmed through Brainworks please contact:

Huntsville Office
387 Muskoka Road 3 North
Huntsville, ON
P1H 1C5

Phone: (705) 787-7500 ext. 0
Toll Free: (877) 421-7575 ext. 0
Fax: (705) 787-0698

North Bay Office
432-101 Worthington Street East,
North Bay, ON
P1B 1G5

Phone: (705) 492-1715
Fax: (705) 787-0698