Main Office
Northeast Clinic
3260 Eagle Park Dr. NE 
Suite 117
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Appointment Only
Southwest Clinic
1388 Baldwin St. 
Suite B
Jenison, MI 49428

(616) 530-2224

Main Office
Northeast Clinic
3260 Eagle Park Dr. NE 
Suite 117
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Appointment Only
Southwest Clinic
1388 Baldwin St. 
Suite B
Jenison, MI 49428
(616) 530-2224

Cogmed FAQs

Cogmed Working Memory
Training Program

1. Who is Cogmed training for?

Cogmed training is for people who wish to improve their ability to concentrate and are constrained by their working memory. Cogmed users range from young children to senior adults. Some have diagnosed attention deficits, some have suffered a brain injury, some feel the deteriorating effects of normal aging, and others find they’re not doing as well as they could, academically or professionally, given their intelligence and their efforts.

2. What is working memory and why is it important?

Working memory is an essential cognitive function necessary for a wide-range of tasks related to attention and focus. It is the ability to keep information in your mind for several seconds, manipulate it, and use it in your thinking. It is central to concentration, problem solving, and impulse control. Working memory is closely correlated to fluid intelligence and is a strong indicator of academic and professional success. Poor working memory is the source of many problems related to attention and is often linked to ADHD, and other learning disabilities.

3. What are the effects of Cogmed training?

Cogmed training improves attention, concentration, focus, impulse control, social skills, and complex reasoning skills by substantially and lastingly improving working memory capacity. The goal is improved performance and attentional stamina. The best way to learn about the effects is to talk to the Cogmed practice of your choice and to read the Cogmed User Stories.

4. Do the results last?

Yes, our research and our clinical experience show that the effects of Cogmed Training last after training. The reason is that once working memory capacity 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 Frequently Asked Questions about Cogmed, click here.

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