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Robert,17, Western Australia
Cogmed was more fun than I expected it to be because it’s like playing games. As long as you make the time to do it it’s quite enjoyable. I liked trying to beat my own scores and throughout the days I did Cogmed I noticed it became easier and easier to remember more and more numbers – my progress was evident.
I have dyslexia, and I often have difficulty with processing and memory. I decided I wanted to improve these skills to help me at school. My mum did some research online and found Cogmed, it looked pretty good so I thought, why not give it a go?
If you are thinking about doing Cogmed, I say give it a shot. It’s important to be organised – maybe think about getting up early and doing it, or if you are doing it after school just do it straight away as soon as you come home so you have the rest of the night to do the other things you need to do. Create a quiet environment so you can concentrate, away from other people in the house if possible.
Cogmed certainly helped me. I saw my school grades getting progressively higher. I think the greatest benefit was in subjects like Human Biology where I have to remember a lot of information by rote, including a lot of unfamiliar words. It definitely improved my memory. I just finished my exams a few days ago and I was definitely not as stressed as I used to be.
Zoe, 9, WA Difficulties with memory affecting schoolwork and self confidence
It has been really interesting with Zoe as in the last couple of months we have noticed the biggest changes.
Her teachers have found her putting her hand up and participating more, she is much more confident and sure of herself this year. She now says good morning to the teachers and will actually ask them questions. She remembers better and we have found her more alert and engaging in conversations at home.
Her teachers have found that her literacy/comprehension/spelling has greatly improved this year.
Melissa, Zoe’s mother
Michaela, 14 Difficulties with memory affecting maths grades
Math had always been my hardest subject. And now from doing Cogmed and feeling like I was on top of things, I found that the questions became easier and my memorisation skills went way up.
I’m a 64 year old Lawyer, a woman with a wonderful family: a husband, 3 grown children, a new son-in-law. Ideal? Not exactly. I struggled with years of undiagnosed ADHD.
I grew up in the pre-ADHD era. School problems were diagnosed as laziness and a mental block in math. The lectures always began with “such a smart girl” and ended with “apply yourself.” In other words, my fault. I wondered why everything was difficult for me and easy for everyone else. Why couldn’t I even enjoy the success that was so hard to achieve?
Ten years ago, a doctor confirmed the diagnosis. I was overjoyed! The struggle finally made sense. I tried Strattera, which did nothing but raise my blood pressure. Instead, I learned as much as possible about ADHD and changed my routine in some helpful ways. Great. Recently, therapy relieved the emotional damage from that lifetime of struggle. Cogmed seemed interesting, so I tried that too. It helped more than anything. Starting and finishing projects is no problem now. I’m on time and prepared. Organizing is easy, even fun. I’m so much calmer. But more than anything, I’m enjoying myself!