Margaret J. Kay, Ed.D. Psychologist
Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)
Licensed Psychologist in PA and DE
Fellow American College of Forensic Examiners in Educational and School Psychology
Lancaster Office Phone: (717) 569-6223
The Cogmed training program helps children and adults improve attention by increasing their working memory capacity. Working memory is the cognitive function responsible for keeping information online, manipulating it, and using it in your thinking.
Working memory is the way that you delegate the things you encounter to the parts of your brain that can take action. In this way, working memory is necessary for staying focused on a task, blocking out distractions, and keeping you updated and aware about what’s going on around you.
We use our working memory constantly in daily life helping us to perform efficiently and effectively in academic, professional, and social settings. Cogmed exists to help you improve your working memory to be better equipped to meet your challenges.
The guide below provides examples of how the working memory works and how a working memory deficit disrupts daily life at various age levels.
Symptoms of weak working memory capacity: