Cogmed Working Memory Training is a research-validated software-based program designed for sustainably improved attention and working memory capacity. Working memory is the ability to keep information online for a short period of time (seconds) and be able to use this information in your thinking.
The training protocol consists of 25 sessions of 30-45 minutes each, done over a period of five weeks. The training is done on a computer connected to the Internet and sessions can be conducted at home (with parent supervision for young children and school-age students) or at school (with adult supervision).
Cogmed Working Memory Training for children and adults is always provided with the support of a Cogmed Coach. The training protocol includes an initial interview, a start-up meeting, weekly coach telephone calls, a wrap-up meeting and a six months follow-up.
Throughout the training period the user can track progress online, using the Cogmed Training Web tool. Optional Cogmed Extension Training, an additional 100 sessions over 12 months, is offered at no additional cost after the intense five weeks of training is concluded.