Optimizing the effects of Cogmed.

Click on the following link to go to a recorded webinar on ways to optimize the effects of Working Memory Training:  http://downloads.pearsonclinical.com/videos/072816-Cogmed/Are-There-Ways-to-Optimize-The-Effects-of-Working-Memory-Training-072816.mp4

There are a variety of ways researchers have attempted to optimize Cogmed. In a 2016 publication by Appelgren, Bengtsson & Soderqvist used questionnaires to measure the mind-set and intrinsic motivation and how it influenced compliance to complete Cogmed. The results of this study can help other professionals to optimize how they implement Cogmed. Another study investigated how meta-cognitive training affected Cogmed training (Partanen, et al., 2015). The meta-cognitive training was conducted 3 days a week after Cogmed training sessions.

Other investigators have used a shortened version of Cogmed and compared that to the standard version (Mawjee, et al., 1025). One study used parent training combined with Cogmed and compared that to using Cogmed alone (Steeger, et al., 2015).

Finally another investigation looked at combining English language training while conducting Cogmed with one group and comparing that to Cogmed alone or English language training alone (Hyashi, et al., 2015).

We have casually called programs that follow and complement Cogmed: “Cogmed-Plus”. In other words, when we conceptualize Cogmed we put it into a larger context of treatment or training individualized for the specific presenting patient or client. Given that such a range of presenting problems have working memory deficits that accompany them the variety of other elements of treatment and/or training is quite large. Such complimentary training may include training vocabulary to improve reading instruction, math basics to facilitate math problem solving or executive functioning to improve day to day effectiveness.  When attempting to optimize Cogmed training the individual needs and goals of the client should be taken into consideration. This is one reason for the importance of using a coach-mediated delivery mechanism.  Coaches can bring their expertise to bear on what might enhance in the long run before beginning training.  This larger plan of intervention could extend its impact post Cogmed thereby optimizing its effects.

Dr. Charles Shinaver

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