Desert Psychological also provides Cogmed as an after-school enrichment program.  Please call for details to see how this can benefit your teachers and students.

The complete program includes:

  • Initial interview
  • Start-up session
  • 5 weeks of computer training sessions (30-40 mins each) with coaching calls
  • Wrap up meeting
  • Six month follow-up interview
  • Cogmed Extension Training (12 months)

benefits for seniors

Working memory in adult and professional life is critical for challenges such as planning, focusing, resisting distractions, and meeting deadlines.  

student services

  • Improved Grades
  • Improved Social Skills
  • Taking Initiative
  • Remembering Instructions
  • Completing Assignments More Independently
Research and clinical data plus feedback from parents and teachers show that after Cogmed training, children exhibited:  
Cogmed Qualified Practice

Cogmed Training

Cogmed Working Memory Training is an evidence-based program for helping children, adolescents and adults improve attention by training their working memory.  The program is based on strong scientific research, is delivered under the supervision of one of our Cogmed Qualified Coaches, and can be done either in the convenience of your home or at our office.

What is working memory?

In my experience treating children and adolescents over the last 15 years I have come to believe that medication should not, in most cases, be the first course of treatment for ADHD and other cognitive conditions that rely on the brain's Working Memory. 

In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued guidelines for the treatment of ADHD and similar conditions recommending "parent and/or teacher administered behavior therapy as the first line of treatment".  Only when that approach fails and moderate to severe behavior problems persist should medication be considered. 

​So I began to research what I could offer that would create the best outcome for my patients - and what I found was Cogmed.   The Cogmed system is now offered in more than 30 countries and 10 languages and can help children, adults and seniors.

Working Memory is the ability to keep information in your mind for a short time, maintain focus and ignore distractions, remember instructions and start and finish tasks.  Working memory is crucial for math, reading comprehension, complex problem solving and test taking.  Improved working memory capacity improves attention and impulse control.  8 out of 10 users who complete the training show measurable improvements.

cogmed working memory training

Aging adults can improve their quality of life.  The ability to regain the focus they had in their younger years through training will enable them to stay active and independent for longer.

benefits for adults