Cogmed Working Memory Training is a proven software-based program designed for sustainably improved attention. 80% of participants significantly improve their ability to concentrate and use problem solving skills after training. This is a program based on strong scientific research that is done in the convenience of your own home under the supervision of a Cogmed-qualified coach. Age-appropriate training programs are available for preschoolers through older adults.

Cogmed Working Memory Training Method

Cogmed Working Memory Training™ is an evidence-based program for helping children, adolescents and adults sustainably improve attention by training their working memory.

Initial Interview

Cogmed Qualified Practice will schedule a talk with the person interested in going through the program (or the parent if it is regarding a child). The likelihood of him/her benefiting from the training is evaluated. This interview can be done in person or by phone, if there is no Cogmed practice in your area.

Start-up Session

The Cogmed Coach plans and structures the training together with the user (and the parent if it is regarding a child). Can also be done as a phone meeting.

5 Weeks Of Training With Weekly Coach Calls

The user is training at home and will talk with the Cogmed Coach on a weekly basis to get advice on how to get the most out of the training, feedback and motivation.

Cogmed Training Web

Both the user and the Cogmed Coach will be able to review and monitor the results of each day’s training on graphs, using an online application.

Wrap-Up Session

About one month after the training is completed, the Cogmed Coach will summarize the training together with the user and give feedback from rating scales and the Cogmed Training Web.

6 Month Follow-Up Interview

The Cogmed Coach documents training effects once again, with more time elapsed and the effects fully emerged.

Cogmed Extension Training

When the intense five week training is completed and the training has been wrapped-up, the user will get access to 100 sessions of training with the software, to use over a 12 month period.

CogMed Benefits

Cogmed Working Memory Training is developed to help people sustainably improve working memory and attention. Working memory is the ability to keep information in your mind for a short time, focus on a task and remember what to do next. By training your working memory, you will be better able to stay focused, ignore distractions, plan next steps, remember instructions, start and finish tasks. It is most often experienced as attention problems and is a source of poor academic and professional performance.


Cogmed Working Memory Training was first developed by a team of researchers at the Karolinska Institute, working with game developers. From its very start, Cogmed has been close to the research. And Cogmed is staying with the research, developing it further by collaborating with several leading research teams, with various specializations.

Cogmed continues to work closely with several teams at the Karolinska Institute, in Stockholm, Sweden. But now Cogmed also has ongoing research collaborations with leading universities across North America and Europe. For Cogmed it is critical to constantly develop the research understanding of how Cogmed training can help people with attention problems; and learn how to further improve the training.

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