- Provider for Cogmed Working Memory Training. (See
- Assessment of ADHD in children and adults, as well as development
and coordination of a multimodality treatment plan tailored to
each individual's needs.
- Diagnosis and educational planning for Learning Disabilities
in children and adults.
- Psychological evaluations.
- Individual, marriage and family therapy.
- Relationship and communication skills.
- Parenting skills.
- Stress management.
- Help for addictions such as sexual acting out, pornography,
and control or power issues.
- Anger management.
- Cognitive behavioral approach to overcoming depression and anxiety.
- Identification and intervention for Asperger's Disorder, including
instruction in social skills.
- Follow-up treatment for children with special needs, including
pro-social skills, anger management, divorce recovery, generalized
anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and victims of abuse.
children is concerned with understanding and treating
the emotional and behavioral problems of children and adolescents.
These problems can arise from many causes, such as: the divorce
of parents, learning challenges, family conflicts, abuse, physical
injuries, moving to a new place, or a frightening experience.
Stress and anxiety in
children can show up in many ways. Some typical symptoms are: bed
wetting, nail-biting, excessive body aches and pains, sleep disturbances,
extreme fears, tantrums, withdrawal, school failure, hyperactivity,
excessive aggression or shyness, and a range of other emotional
or behavioral disturbances.
here for more information on worry and anxiety in children.)
Treatment approaches can
- Individual therapy for children with emotional or behavioral
- Family therapy for a variety of problems which result from strained
- Social skills training
- Classroom, academic, and playground strategies
Working Memory Training
Memory Training is a software-based intervention designed to improve
working memory in children with attention deficits. Through active
and engaging exercises, children train at home five days a week
for five weeks. Every participant has a Personal Coach at a Cogmed
Qualified Practice who leads the training, analyzes results and
provides encouragement through weekly phone calls.
Cogmed Working Memory
Training is a proven software-based program designed for
children with attention deficits. 80% of participants have significantly
improved their ability to concentrate and use problem solving skills
details can be found at www.cogmed.com.
• Interview – Training is preceeded by an interview
with a parent (can be carried out over the phone) during which the
child's specific difficulties are assessed. The likelihood of him/her
benefiting from the training is evaluated.
• Start-up session – This gets the child and the
training aide off to a good start.
• Five-week training with coaching sessions – The coach
follows the results of the training over the Internet. Every week
the coach discusses the results and developments with the training
aide in a coaching session.
• Wrap-up session – When the course has been completed,
the coach makes an evaluation with the child and the training aide
and produces a training report. If the training aide is someone
other than a parent, then a parent will also be included in the
• Follow-up – Five to six months after the conclusion
of training, the coach calls the family to follow up on long-term
The Working Memory Training program is built around a software application
called RoboMemo. It requires participation for approximately 30
minutes every weekday for five weeks. The software guides the child
through 8 rotating exercises each day. These exercises are designed
to train both the visuo-spatial and verbal working memory. Each
day the exercises become more difficult, as the child’s ability
to handle them improves.
To help parents motivate their children and provide them with feedback,
the program includes support from a personal coach at a Cogmed
Aside from a home computer with an internet connection and speakers,
no additional accessories are required.
An adult version of the program is also available.
- Proven program for improving working memory
- Designed for children
- Optional racing game at the end
- Runs on a PC with an Internet connection
Benefits of Cogmed Working Memory Training
Memory Training is a home-based program that helps children with
attention problems by training and increasing their working memory
capacity. Clinically-proven results demonstrate that after training,
children improve their ability to concentrate, control impulsive
behavior and better utilize complex reasoning skills. In the end,
better academic performance can be achieved especially in math and
Memory Can Lead to Better Academic Performance
Most children with an attention problem also have a working memory
deficit. That means they don’t have the same working memory
capacity as their peers. Our program, backed by clinical evidence,
is proven to train and improve a child’s working memory. Post
training evaluations show this helps kids perform better in school.
To put it simply, increasing working memory capacity improves attention
and helps improve academic performance.
Key program benefits
- Improved ability to sustain attention
- Improved impulse control
- Better complex reasoning skills
- Better academic performance
Out of Ten Children Show Measurable Improvement
Eighty percent of children who complete training show measurable
improvement in attention and complex reasoning skills. Parents and
teachers also report other benefits in daily life: improved social
skills, taking initiative, remembering things and completing tasks
like homework assignments more independently. When asked one year
after training to report on their experience, 79% of parents whose
children had benefited from training reported effects had remained
Clinically Proven Results
Our specific program is scientifically validated by clinical studies
published in respected professional journals. There is on-going
research at universities such as Harvard (Children’s Hospital
Boston), Stanford and Notre Dame.
We use working memory every day. It is the ability to keep information
in your mind for a short time, focus on a task and remember what
to do next. With a working memory deficit, it is difficult to stay
focused, plan next steps, remember instructions, start and finish
activities. Studies show a deficit in working memory often leads
to difficulties in reading comprehension and math.
of Working Memory Deficits
- Problems focusing
- Easily distracted
- Difficulties starting and finishing tasks
- Forgetting instructions
For more information,
Call Dr. Martin at 425-999-6285. You can also get more information
notice: Cogmed Working Memory Training is not intended to be a substitute
for a health care provider's consultation or a substitute for medication
that a doctor may have prescribed. Scientific research with
respect to Cogmed Working Memory Training has evidenced strong improvement
effects. Even so, the effects or results in individual cases and
for a specific user can never be guaranteed and results may vary.
Office Hours for Dr.
Monday 7:30am to 3:00pm
Tuesday through Thursday 9:30am to 5:00pm
Many insurance plans are
Check with your insurance
company to see if Dr. Martin is a listed provider. If he is not
a provider, you can also ask about "out of network benefits".
Some, but not all, insurance
plans cover psychological services. If you have any questions, contact
your insurance carrier. Also make sure you have obtained the necessary
authorization or referral for treatment.
Medical coupons and Medicare
are not accepted.
standard fees are $240 for the initial session and $190 per session
thereafter. The standard session is 50 minutes. Payment is requested
at the end of each contact unless other arrangements are made in
advance, or as stipulated by contract with your insurance carrier.
charges may be made for procedures which are not covered by most
insurance policies, including marital counseling, test supplies,
questionnaires, inventories, test scoring and interpretation, report
preparation, extended phone calls, sessions where the identified
client is not present, and missed appointments.
Psychological, learning problems, attention deficit,
and parenting plan evaluations will often include reports and letters.
There will be charges for these services based on the time devoted
to each activity. Most reports are $570 to $760 in addition to the
time required for the actual evaluation or testing.