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Cogmed Working Memory Training

Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic

Clinical Neuropsychologists located in Palo Alto, CA

If you have a hard time concentrating, you struggle to follow multi-step directions, or you just can’t get organized, you may have poor working memory. The experienced team at Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic in Palo Alto, California, helps patients of all ages improve their working memory using Cogmed Working Memory Training®. With a coach to provide motivation and customize each person’s training, 80% achieve measurable improvement with just 25 online training sessions. To learn more about this innovative training, call the office to schedule an appointment. The clinic is now offering telehealth to patients in Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Woodside, Menlo Park, Atherton, Napa, Orinda, Hillsborough, Belvedere Tiburon, Blackhawk, Noe Valley, Malibu, Beverly Hills, and La Jolla

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What is Cogmed Working Memory Training?

Cogmed is a computerized training program to improve your working memory. People of all ages can benefit from Cogmed, but the cause of their poor working memory varies.

Many mental health problems are associated with a poor working memory. A concussion, age-related cognitive decline, or simply feeling you can’t concentrate the way you should are all possible reasons to use Cogmed Working Memory Training.

Your brain continues to reorganize and change throughout your life. The same concept, called neuroplasticity, also applies to working memory: You can improve it at any age with intensive training.

Why should I use Cogmed to expand my working memory?

Your working memory gives you the ability to hold several pieces of information in your brain. This ability allows you to use the information to solve a problem, plan a task, drive safely, or follow a conversation.

Everyone has a different working memory capacity. Some people can hold seven pieces of information in their working memory, while others may only hold two or three. Boosting your working memory improves your overall cognitive function and generalizes to other aspects of your behavior.

As your working memory capacity improves, you’ll find it easier to learn, pay attention, self-manage, and resist distractions.

What should I expect during Cogmed training?

Cogmed uses a coaching approach so you have ongoing support and encouragement throughout your training. Your Cogmed qualified coach from Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic works closely with you, providing structure, motivation, and feedback on your progress.

You’ll have 25 training sessions that are 30-45 minutes long. While your schedule may vary, five sessions over five weeks provides the comprehensive training you need. 

To achieve optimal results, your program must present a rigorous and systematic challenge. Based on your performance, your coach adjusts the difficulty level of your software in real time. By fine-tuning your program, your training always pushes the edge of your cognitive capacity.

Your program includes:

  • Initial interview
  • Start-up session
  • Weekly coach calls
  • Access to the Cogmed coaching center
  • Wrap-up session

You’ll also have a follow-up interview six months after completing your training.

To learn how Cogmed Working Memory Training may help you, call Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic today.



Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic
366 S. California Avenue, Suite 14
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650-204-4779
Fax: 650-204-6502
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