The Vista Group
offers Cogmed Working Memory Training and has Cogmed-qualified coaches
to help guide and support the "training aid" and child or
adolescent through the following Basic or Booster trainings.
Cogmed Working Memory
Training is developed for adolescents and children over the age of seven
who have attention deficits. The training is computerized using the
RoboMemo software with support from a Cogmed-qualified coach. Training is done at home, with daily support from a training aide, such as a
parent who participates in each training session. Training takes five
weeks, 30-45 minutes a day, five days a week.
– In the office or by phone an interview with a parent
during which the child's specific difficulties are assessed. The likelihood
of him/her benefiting from the training is decided. Additional assessment
may be recommended.
up session – A reward system is designed with the aid
of the coach and training begins.
weeks' training with coaching sessions – The coach
follows the results of the training over the Internet.
Every week the coach discusses the results and developments with the
training aide in a coaching session.
session – When the course has been completed, the coach
makes an evaluation with the child and the training aide and produces
a training report. If the training aide is someone other than a parent,
then a parent will
also be included in the evaluation session.
up – Five to six months after the conclusion of training,
the coach calls the family to follow up on
Important notice: Cogmed Working Memory Training is
not intended to be a substitute for a health care provider's consultation
or a substitute for medication that a doctor may have prescribed. Scientific
research in respect of Cogmed Working Memory Training has evidenced
strong improvement effects. Even so, the effect or result in the individual
case and for a specific user can never be guaranteed and results may