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6720 W. 121st Street

Suite 101

Overland Park, Kansas 66209

913-647-7990

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Cogmed

Cogmed Working Memory Training


Cogmed Working Memory Training is a home-based program that helps people with attention problems by training and increasing their working memory capacity.

Clinically-proven results demonstrate that after training, users improve their ability to concentrate, control impulsive behavior and better utilize complex reasoning skills. In the end, in the case of children training, better academic performance can be achieved especially in math and reading.

Program Benefits

Improved ability to sustain attention
Improve impuls control
Better complex reasoning skills
Better academic performance

What is Working memory?

It is the ability to keep information in your mind for a short time, focus on a task and remember what to do next.
With a working memory deficit, it is difficult to stay focused, plan next steps, remember instructions, start and finish tasks.
Studies show a deficit in working memory often leads to difficulties in reading comprehension and math.
To see a working memory guide, click here.

Signs of Working Memory Deficits

Problems focusing
Easily distracted
Difficulties starting and finishing tasks
Forgetting instructions

Improving Working Memory Can Lead to Better Academic Perfomance

Research has established an important connection between working memory, attention and schoolwork:
Most children with an attention problem also have a working memory deficit. That means they don't have the same working memory capacity as their peers.

Cogmed Working Memory Training is backed by clinical evidence and is proven to train and improve a child's working memory.
Post training evaluations show this helps kids perform better in school.  To put it simply, increasing working memory capacity improves attention which helps improve academic performance.

Comprehensive, Home-Based Program

Kids are motivated and train effectively with our unique coaching method and program. Training takes place at home five days a week for five weeks. Office visits are not necessary. The program automatically increases in difficulty gradually improving the child's abilities.


Every participant has a Personal Coach at our practice who leads the training, analyzes results and provides encouragement through weekly phone calls.

8 Out Of 10 Children Show Measurable Improvement

Parents and teachers see real improvements in attention, problem solving skills and controlling impulses.
80% of children who complete training show measurable improvement in attention and complex reasoning skills.

Parents and teachers also report other benefits in daily life, including:

  • Improvement in social skills
  • Taking initiative
  • Remembering things, such as turning in homework
  • Completing tasks like homework assignments more independently


When asked one year after training to report on their experience, 79% of parents whose children had benefited from training reported effects had remained or increased.

Clinically-Proven Results

Cogmed Working Memory Training is scientifically validated by placebo-controlled clinical studies published in respected professional journals, and there is on-going research at several leading U.S. universities. 

Visit cogmed.com for complete information.