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Cogmed Working Memory Training for Schools
An intervention program that was once the preserve of private clinical practice and only available to a few, Cogmed is now accessible to – and affordable – for all students at your school(s)!
Why use Cogmed at your school(s)?
A strong working memory is essential for learning. Working memory skills are highly associated with our ability to learn, supporting many of the activities that students routinely engage in at school, including:
Poor working memory and failure at these activities can be the cause of a significant impairment for students. Over time, frequent missed learning opportunities amount to slow educational progress and poor academic outcomes. Working memory has been shown to be a strong predictor of academic success, explaining more of the variance in individual performance than IQ does.
Cogmed Working Memory Training is an evidence-based, cognitive training program that can be effectively implemented to strengthen students’ learning abilities. It has been implemented around the world with great success.
How is Cogmed Working Memory Training provided as an intervention in schools?
Cogmed Working Memory Training™ is always provided through the supervision of school personnel (a Qualified Cogmed coach) who can support the student through the 5-10 weeks of training. The intervention is flexible for the needs of your students and school(s). It can be offered school/district wide, on a per-student basis or by referral to a Cogmed provider in your area.
School/District-wide Site License
Per student license at school
Referral to a Cogmed Provider
There are advantages to each model so it is important to consider what is best for your school(s). All models provide students with access to the same evidence-based program, while the site license for schools makes the program available to many more students—including those who may not otherwise have access to the program.
What is the best way to introduce this intervention to my school?
There are a number of resources available to understand the role of working memory and its impact on learning:
How can our school measure working memory effectively?
While Cogmed can be used without a working memory assessment, there are a number of tools that can be used if an assessment is required. To measure working memory and attention, ratings scales such as the Working Memory Rating Scale (WMRS) and the Delis Rating of Executive Function (DREF) can be used. Information about working memory strengths and weaknesses can also be obtained from subtests of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children®—Fifth Edition: Canadian (WISC®-VCDN) and NEPSY®—Second Edition (NEPSY®-II) assessments.
How do we get a Cogmed site license for our school? What does it cost?
Get the facts about pricing and support for implementation of the program at your school(s). Contact us to get started with this intervention on a timetable and budget that suits your needs.
What evidence is there for Cogmed's effectiveness?
Cogmed is backed by solid research published in some of the world’s top scientific journals. For studies specific to classroom research, it is worth taking a closer look at: