Working memory is the ability of the brain to store and manipulate information for short periods of time. Working Memory allows you to focus on tasks and solve problems. It’s like RAM in a computer — the more RAM, the better the computer functions. When our working memory is improved, so is our ability to concentrate and to pay attention.
- It is one of the best predictors of academic achievement.
- 80% of children who scored in the lowest 10% for working memory also experienced substantial problems in math, reading or both.
- Working memory is commonly impaired in people with ADHD, learning disabilities, and even in about fifteen percent of typical learners.
Cogmed Working Memory Training can help. In fact, 80% of Cogmed users see significant improvement their working memory.
Training Fact Sheet for Children [Link to FS]
Training Fact Sheet for Adults [Link to FS]
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