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Using Cogmed in a Telepractice or Distance Learning Environment
Cogmed Working Memory Training (Cogmed) is very well suited to use in Telepractice (often referred to as Telepsychology) or Distance Learning settings. The Cogmed training is usually done at home by healthcare clients or patients and this same approach can be used with students who need to do training outside of the school or school day.
When working with a Cogmed user (trainee) in a remote setting, it is important for the Cogmed Coach to establish a positive rapport with the trainee. This can be accomplished using a videoconference platform (preferred) or over the phone. Ongoing coaching sessions during the training protocol can also be accomplished in either manner. This is very consistent with Cogmed training best practices and this approach has been used successfully by Cogmed coaches for many years.
If you would like to use Cogmed using a telepractice or distance learning approach, no special permission is required. It is advisable however, to consult your professional association guidelines regarding your approach to ensure that you are following their guidelines and that Cogmed training in this manner is appropriate for your client or student. Pearson guidelines for using our products in telepractice or distance learning settings can be found on our telepractice web page.