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RoboMemo Memory Training for ADHD

We previously covered a study on how Memory Training Aids ADHD. Thanks to Eidi Neurolerning Blog the software used to train children’s memory has been identified as RoboMemo from a company called CogMed based in Sweden. The training takes five weeks and costs £690 GBP.

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Comments on: RoboMemo Memory Training for ADHD

  1. You may be interested in this interview with the main researcher behind RoboMemo Cognitive Training Program

    http://sharpbrains.wordpress.com/2006/09/25/working-memory-training-interview-with-dr-torkel-klingberg/

  2. Please send me information about robo memory

  3. My boy got ADD symptom, I don’t think local Doctor did the proper curing on him, I need your information and help on your training.

    We live in Taiwan, I don’t know if this training got language barrier, if you got the experience on this kind of case and think that’s a worthy trial for us, please let us know how to cooperate with you. Once need our attendence to your site for 5 week’s training, please let me know to arrange it. Better happen during school’s vacation, like start around Jan.
    Or please let me know if tere is any suggestion we can do here.

    We appreciate your response as you know.

    Sincerely yours

    Andrew Chuang

  4. Hi, My boy is add too and I am going to sart the program next week. Do you want me to tell you how it goes after Istart? That way Ican see if it is language based, but I think it is not.

    I will let you know.

    Sincerely,

    Maria

  5. Maria, will be interested in seeing how it goes for you and your son, and what you both think of it. He should be nearly through by now.

  6. Robomemo, if indeed it is as effective as claimed, can potentially become a “best seller” among parents with ADHD children. This method is indeed attractive to many because it deals with the problem without medication. But because of limited training centers, only the “haves” will be able to give RoboMemo a go at present. Good luck and we hope to see lots of feedbacks from your training in future.

  7. Ummm – can I point out that some of the research into Cogmed was done at York, and therefore True Believers in DORE should probably stay away in case it is somehow contaminated with Evil Phonics? ;)
    http://www.york.ac.uk/res/wml/ProjectonWM.htm (bottom of page)

    You might find this site: http://www.york.ac.uk/res/wml/indexteachers.htm useful for background information on working memory in various developmental disorders.

    I don’t know much about RoboMemo in particular, but working memory in developmental disorders is an area I’m really interested in, so if you’ve specific questions which the site above doesn’t answer, please feel free to ask. Applying what we know about WM to actually treating people is still rather new so there’s not that much research I can cite yet, and usual disclaimers of ‘I am not remotely qualified to treat anyone for anything’ apply, but I’ll do my best.

    AFAIK RoboMemo is not language based, it’s a computer programme, and lots of the follow-up is by telephone, so being physically distant may be less of an issue than for other treatments.

  8. Thanks for the info. Do you keep an eye on the Intelligent Insights / IQ Corner blog? A fairly technical blog on intelligence testing and what is intelligence. They have had interest stuff on working memory such as this one on cognitive load and memory [ http://intelligencetesting.blogspot.com/2008/03/cognitive-load-instructional-theory-and.html ].

  9. BrainDuck, you probably know that my child has recently completed the Dore program, and you comment “True Believers in DORE should probably stay away in case it is somehow contaminated with Evil Phonics?” was uncalled for. CogMed was recommended to my son by his neuropsych evaluator. He has never had any signs of dyslexia or any need for us to look at “the evil phonics” that you mentioned. I am beginning to see some EFs coming though, but he may have a ways to go that CogMed could top off. I have done quite a bit of reading up on it, and do not believe that CogMed has ever claimed to treat some of the difficulties of dyslexia that you were insinuating that would be in competition with phonics=based programs. Is there newer information out there in the research that points to CogMed working for dyslexics in comparison to the phonics you were referring to?

  10. Hi,

    well, my son just finished the five weeks training and it was really good. His math grades starting gradually improving after just two weeks in the program and his follow through in class has also improved quite a lot according to his teachers. I wish I could say his temper got better but that didn’t change much… in all, this program is outstanding. His attemtion definately improved..

  11. That is awesome news, Maria! Thanks so much for sharing. I am keeping tabs on several other CogMed participants, and they all say the same thing regarding memory as you see in your son. How old is he? I am happy for you and your son, I hear it is very hard work. Unfortunately, it is not known for helping temper~ Have you tried high EPA omegas with him? They help my teenager guy a LOT.

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