Please see this video for a brief introduction of Cogmed:
Cogmed training is only available through professional channels and is delivered through a worldwide network of Qualified Cogmed Practices. The training consists of the following phases:
Initial Interview - We schedule a session with the person interested in going through the program (or the parent if it is a child)to evaluate how he or she might benefit from the training.
Start-up session - We plan and structure the training together with the participant/ family.
Five weeks of training with weekly coach calls - The participant trains at home, progressing through five 30-45 minute sessions each week. The Cogmed Coach talks to the participant on a weekly basis to provide advice on how to get the most out of the training, give feedback, and motivate progress.
Access to the Cogmed Training Web - Both the user and the Cogmed Coach review and monitor the results of each day's training, using our online system.
Wrap-up session - One month after the training is complete, we summarize the training with the participant and provide feedback data from the Cogmed rating scales.
Six month follow-up interview - We re-evaluate the effects of the training, now that more time has elapsed and the effects have fully emerged.
Cogmed Extension Training - The user gets access to 100 sessions of training with the software, to use over a 12- month period following the completion of the five-week training period.Cogmed Extension Training is optional.
Please see video below for life demonstration of Cogmed RM (school age) training process:
This video shows the training process for Cogmed QM (adults):
The training is only available through professional channels and is delivered through a
worldwide network of Qualified Cogmed Practices. The training is always led by a Cogmed
Qualified Coach who works with the user to structure training and ensure the proper use of the
program to achieve the best possible results. The training is supervised by a Qualified Assurance
Person (a psychologist or psychiatrist) who determines the suitability of the training for each
client and ensures adherence to the guidelines.
The Cogmed training method consists of 25 computerized training sessions, each 30-45 minutes long. Each session consists of a selection of various tasks that target the different aspects of working memory. The training is done on a computer with the assistance of a Training Aid (for children) and a Cogmed Coach. The training program is five weeks long with five sessions every week. During training, the user's performance is tracked online and can be viewed by the user and his/her Cogmed Coach who communicates with the user throughout the five weeks to assist him/her through the program. It is a rigorous and effective program designed to improve working memory through intensive and systematic training.
Cogmed course was built in collaboration with professional game developers, so it combines cognitive neuroscience with educational computer game approach. All tasks are organized as series of video game episodes focusing on different aspects of working memory.
The program is both challenging and rewarding. For the best possible training effects, sustained effort and rigorous adherence to the guidelines are necessary. The Cogmed network of professionals has a proven track record of providing clients with excellent support and results. Please contact our office if you have any further inquiries about the program.
We strongly recommend reading this document before you finalize your decision regarding Cogmed training
Dr. Tali Shenfield, Toronto ON.
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