Cogmed Working Memory Training is an evidence based program that assists individuals to sustainably improve attention and concentration by training their working memory.
This service includes regular face-to- face sessions with a Certified Cogmed coach to provide strategies and monitor progress, and is particularly helpful to assist injured workers with cognitive deficits as a result of psychological injury in preparing for a return to work.
• Online computerised training program specifically training attention, concentration, working memory.
• Currently more than 60 published research papers, and many are still ongoing.
• More information: www.cogmed.com/published-research
Cogmed in Workplace Rehabilitation:
• Goal: To provide cognitive training in order to address cognitive difficulties and facilitate RTW.
• Client completes sessions online, usually three sessions per week, over an 8-12 week period depending on the program best suited to the individual.
• Regular face-to-face sessions with a Certified Cogmed coach to provide strategies and monitor progress. Coaching frequency varies – usually once every five sessions.
Training/ coaching schedule following case manager approval:
• Meeting between Cogmed Coach, Rehabilitation Consultant and Client to present him the program.
• Introductory session: assessments, session frequency determined, program planning, training goals, client information.
• Training: several sessions per week over several weeks that are part of SDP
• Face-to-face sessions with Cogmed Coach on regular basis to monitor progress and provide client with professional advice.
• Wrap-up session: Final assessments, training goals assessment, feedback.
Some of the improvements that can be expected:
• Improved concentration
• Improved memory
• Improved ability to focus on tasks
• Increased work capacity re: hours worked
• Increased task complexity that could be performed by the individual and decreases in the time required to complete the task
• Decrease in fatigue
• Increase in ability to work independently
• Improved ability to manage multiple tasks
• Improved initiative
• Increased confidence due to observable and measureable improvements
Meet our Cogmed Qualified Coaches:
Cogmed Progress Indicators (CPI) – example of the objective reporting that can be provided:
CPI was designed to measure improvement of working memory on non-trained tasks with the Cogmed program.
Working Memory CPI Score (*60% Increase)
Following Instructions CPI Score (*35% Increase)
Maths Challenge CPI Score (*32% Increase)
*Percentage increase is the CPI between Training day 2 and training day 10.