Cognitive Remediation

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Dr. Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman
Dr. Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman

The Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center now offers a comprehensive Cognitive Remediation Program that focuses on improving working memory, attention, and focus. 

The Cognitive Remediation Program is designed for anyone who experiences difficulty staying on task, managing deadlines and projects, and maintaining focus in conversations with others. These are all common symptoms of deficits in working memory, which can be caused by any number of things, including epilepsy, surgery, neurovascular disorders, chemotherapy, and other medical conditions.

Clinical neuropsychologist Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, a member of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center faculty, conducts the Cognitive Remediation Program. For more information, contact her office at 212-746-3356 or use our online form to request an appointment.

NEW! Supplemental Online Program
As a supplement to one-on-one cognitive remediation, the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center is also proud to offer this new program, which is conducted online over the course of five weeks and is designed to improve performance in a wide range of cognitive tasks.    

The online supplement consists of:

  • A rigorous, research-based program of 25 online training sessions of between 30 and 45 minutes each. These are done 5 days a week for 5 weeks and are monitored by Dr. Sacks-Zimmerman.
  • Weekly phone sessions with Dr. Sacks-Zimmerman to monitor progress and provide ongoing direction and feedback
  • Completion session with Dr. Sacks-Zimmerman to review progress over the entire course and get feedback and advice on next steps
  • Follow-up session after 6 months to review and document the effects of the training


Cogmed Qualified PracticeThe online portion of the program is provided through a partnership with Cogmed, a respected training company that has created evidence-based online training to improve working memory. Dr. Sacks-Zimmerman is a trained provider in the Cogmed network of health care providers and uses Cogmed for both clinical practice and research into cognitive remediation.

For more information, or to schedule your initial consultation, please call Dr. Sacks-Zimmerman’s office at 212-746-3356.
Clinical Study: A new study underway at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center evaluates the effectiveness of computerized cognitive remediation on survivors of low-grade gliomas. To see if you are eligible for the study, contact Dr. Sacks-Zimmerman at 212-746-3356.