Combine your child’s love of video games with your desire to control his or her ability to concentrate on math homework and you may find yourself turning to the Cogmed Memory Training. Cogmed is a computer based training software program that promises to improve memory and concentration with long term benefits. Cogmed uses a video game format to offer training that will improve ones ability for attention and working memory.
Cogmed is a home based training method requiring five sessions each week for five weeks 30-40 minutes each session coached by a professional in the medical field. Cogmed has three training programs; one for preschoolers, school aged children, and one for adults. The training program has proven successful for children with ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) by improving their impulsive behaviors, concentration, and problem solving skills. The cost of the program is $1,500 - $2,000 and most likely not covered by insurance. The cost covers the 25 sessions, software download on your home PC and a six month follow up.
Cogmed is a privately held company founded in Sweden with the purpose of developing and marketing memory improving software. You can find a qualified professional to work with you on the training program by going to their website cogmed.com. In the local area you will find a qualified professional at the Holden Institute in Springdale, Arkansas or at In Focus Health located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.