Cogmed Working Memory Training™

Cogmed Working Memory Training™

What is working memory?

The definition provided by Cogmed Working Memory Training™ identifies memory as a key cognitive function used in daily life that allows individuals to hold information in their minds for brief periods of time and use it in their thinking. Working memory can be described as active attention. Some examples of tasks that demand working memory include:

  • Remembering instructions and remembering what the next step is while working with a sequence of activities
  • Learning new things
  • Reading comprehension and mental calculations in math
  • Organizing your life, remembering what to bring along, remembering what you have to do
  • Listening to other people, responding appropriately, and not interrupting
  • Time planning and having sense of time

Why is working memory important?



Working memory is a core factor in attention problems and academic performance

Who can benefit from improved working memory?

Students with an improved working memory are expected to have improved math and reading comprehension as well as listening comprehension. Why did ACCESS choose to license Cogmed Working Memory Training™ over other programs? 

ACCESS has many students and clients that would benefit from improved working memory, including students and clients with ADHD, learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. Cogmed Working Memory Training™ is an evidence-based intervention based on solid research, demands a strict protocol to maintain program effectiveness and quality, has a high success rate (80 percent success rate) and tracks skill retention beyond the actual program implementation.

Interested program participants are encouraged to visit Cogmed.com for more information on the company, the program and the research on which the program is based.

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