Now At Cerulli & Associates:
(978) 683-6065

A drug-free, research based solution to improve Attention and Working Memory...a primary indicator of success.

A person with working memory probles has difficulty with:

  • Focus and concenration
  • Impulse control
  • Reading comprehension
  • Math reasoning
  • Problem solving
  • Sequencing steps in a task
  • Transitioning between tasks
  • Planning, organizing and structuring
    their daily activities

Introducing Cogmed Working Memory Training

at Cerulli & Associates

  • Through active and engaging software exercises this challenging, research-based 5-week computer-based training program is done conveniently in your own home under the off site supervision of a qualified Cogmed coach.
  • Originally developed in Sweden for children with ADHD, published research has demonstrated Cogmed can benefit individuals of all ages.  Cogmed's benefits have been demonstrated with individuals with ADHD, learning disabilities, stroke and working memory loss associated with  aging.
  • Research findings are based on double-blind, placebo controlled studies.  Research on this method is ongoing.  Research sites invlude Duke, NYU, Stanford, The Ohio State University, Notre Dame and Harvard.

In placebo-controlled double blind studies over 80% of users showed clear, measurable benefits in working memory,

fluid reasoning, and attention. Follow up research has shown gains to be lasting.

See for research support.

Cogmed Working Memory Training – Step by step

1) Initial interview: A phone conversation or face-to-face meeting with the Cogmed Qualified Coach to discuss the training and to decide if the individual is a suitable candidate for the training. The JM (preschool program), RM (adolescent program) and QM (adult program) are available.


2) Start-up session: The Cogmed trainee (and a Training Aid if the user is a child) meets with a Cogmed Coach to learn about working memory, practice using the software and answer questionnaires regarding current functioning of memory and attention.


3) Five-week at-home training: The Cogmed training takes place at home, 30 to 45 minutes per day, five days each week, for five weeks. If training sessions are missed due to illness or other complications, the training can be extended beyond the 5 weeks. Optional Maintenance Program - One-hundred additional 15-minute sessions are included for one year following the initial 5 week training at no additional charge.

Five weekly telephone coaching sessions: One of our Coaches will contact the User and Training Aid each week during the five-week training period. This coaching session is a time to report progress, to problem-solve any difficulties, and to assure progress toward completion of training. Users, Training Aids and Coaches have access to charts and statistics recording the User's performance from day-to-day, helping them to monitor progress.


Wrap-up meeting and Report: Following the training, you will have a face-to-face or telephone interview with one of our Coaches. At this session questionnaires will be completed to help measure progress and a final report will be prepared.


Six months follow up interview: Following training, we will send you another set of questionnaires to complete and return to us.  Improvement in memory and attention often continue to increase following the training period. These questionnaires give us an opportunity to measure and document your progress.


Can Cogmed Working Memory Training be done via telephone? 

Yes, The initial and follow up interviews can be conducted by phone if it is not convenient to come to our practice.


What is the cost of Cogmed Working Memory Training? 

Contact Cerulli & Associates for current pricing (978 683 6065). Receive 20% discount if you register two or more persons in the family at the same time. This fee covers the start-up session, 25 at-home training sessions, telephone coaching, a follow-up interview, final report, and access to the Cogmed Training Web; Cogmed Extension Training is also included at no additional charge.(100 fifteen-minute exercises which can be used for up to one year following the initial 5 week training period).  


Is Cogmed covered by insurance?

Cogmed is not considered a medical intervention and is not covered by health insurance. The cost of the initial and follow-up interviews and report writing may be eligible for reimbursement. Some flexible health spending programs may reimburse the training.


Can Cogmed training be done at my child’s school?

Yes, if your child’s school is willing to participate in supervision of the training sessions. In Sweden, all Cogmed training took place during the school day. Some private schools in the U.S. are beginning to express an interest in Cogmed training as part of their curriculum to assist students who experience problems with working memory and attention. Cogmed training would be paid for by parents individually, but we can supervise training at school if there is high speed internet connection available.

Still not sure about moving forward with Cogmed?

Go to a resource for those looking to learn more about this crucial cognitive function. The site includes valuable information on how working memory impacts us everyday. The site’s most popular feature is the “Working Memory Challenge,” a fun exercise that allows users to better understand the strength of their working memory.

Working Memory in the news:


Attention Class: Boston Globe 6/29/08

Memory Training Shown to Turn Up Brain Power: New York Times 04/29/08

Training the Brain for As: Hamilton Spectator 04/26/08

Poor Working Memory Tied to Low School Scores: U.S. News & World Report 3/3/08

Training the Brain: Cognitive therapy as an alternative to ADHD drugs: Scientific American 7/11/05


You can watch a video demonstration of Cogmed RM software and other videos about Cogmed Working Memory by visiting the Cogmed Video Channel.

To register for the Cogmed Working Memory Program call Donna Field at Cerulli & Associates  

(978) 683-6065.