What are cognitive skills?

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Cognitive skills are humans skills of information processing. Knowledge gained and understood because of thinking, experience and sensations. Cognitive abilities involve knowledge bank, attention, memory (as well as working), making solutions, evaluation of them, reasoning, estimating, problems solving, decisions, understanding, speaking and speech understanding skills. In other words, cognition (Gk. “I know”) is about how human understands himself and environment, how much he knows and understands about the world, how these knowledge and ability to assimilate new information and help him to improve himself. Improving children‘s cognitive skills involves consistent developing of the program. These basic skills are exercised to process child’s sensor information and help him to learn how to evaluate, analyze, remember, compare and solve problems. While the same information can give us tools for success, skills provide us strength to work.

Brain skills involve long-term and short-term memory, processing audible material and view, information re-processing speed and logic. It consists of 7 basic cognitive skills.

The Gibson test of cognitive skills.

 

What if you could identify the cognitive weakness behind a learning struggle… and then strengthen it.

The Gibson Test is used to identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses of children and adults  from age six and older. The test scientifically measures key foundational learning skills: memory, processing speed, auditory processing, visual processing, logic & reasoning and word attack skills. Once cognitive weaknesses are identified, they can be strengthened, what typically addresses the root of the problem and removes frustrating obstacles of learning. Weak skills can be strengthened through brain training.

What can I expect to learn from the report?

By identifying specific weak skills, you’ll have the answers, where you need to make informed decisions regarding the best intervention for your child or yourself. Moreover, perhaps you want to know a baseline of your or your child’s current level of skills in the event of injury in the future. In either case, The Gibson Test will give you critical information about cognitive strengths and weaknesses.

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Is this a valid and reliable test?

The Gibson Test has been administered by psychologists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, behavioral optometrists, educators, clinicians, and brain training centers around the world more than 85,000 times since 1999. This test has been validated and normed twice by experts in the fields of learning and cognition. It has strong psychometric properties that meet or exceed the standards for educational tests.

How will the test results be used?

When used as an initial screening tool, the results of the test help to determine the best cognitive intervention for each student or as a baseline to discover the current level of functioning in case of injury in the future. If we know which skills are the weakest, we can focus on improving those skills through a targeted training program. As a post-intervention assessment, the results reveal changes in each cognitive skill since the initial screening.

The learning model

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Reading problems and dyslexia

 

According to the statistics, 88 per cent of people or almost 9 from 10 children and grownups have problems with reading skills.

One of the 7 basic skills – audible information processing is responsible for our reading. It shows how quickly our brains understand not only the meaning of written words, but also the way we accept information in daily situations.

Do not let your child, whose processing of information is slow, have learning difficulties! Make an appointment today!

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Processing speed

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Ability to do simple or difficult cognitive exercises

This skill shows how quickly and precisely brains are able to work disregarding the outside irritants. Slowly processed information makes every exercise more difficult. Slow information processing is often one of the ADHD features.

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Logic and reasons solve. Ability to think and solve problems with unknown information or new procedures

We teach how to strengthen logic and thinking skills when they are not developed well, when it is difficult to solve mathematical exercises or there are difficulties in other abstract sciences. This kind of pupils often say, “I need some help. This is so difficult” or “What should I do first?

 

Ability to process and analyze audible information and sounds segmentation

Sound processing is the main skill that determines success in reading and writing and is the most important in learning to read. Weak audible information processing skills disturb processes of learning to read, fluent reading and understanding the text. Students without these skills, often have the lack of motivation to read.

 

Visual information re-processing, ability to understand, analyze and think visually

We teach students who have problems with visible information processing, how to strengthen these skills. It might be difficult to analyze instructions, read maps, do any calculating exercises or find ways to solve problems for those, whose processing is slow.

Selective attention: when consciousness is averted to one kind of activity or information.

Allocated attention: ability to remember information when you have to do two and more actions or understand information given in two and more channels (e.g. for sight and ear, right and left ears).

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Memory, possibility to save and remember information

We exercise and help strengthening two basic types of the memory:

  1. long-term: ability to remember past information;
  2. short-term (work): ability to understand and keep information immediately, together with conscious mental work. Information realized at particular moment can be forgotten quickly if long-term memory will not capture this.

Contact our centre now if you wish to know more about cognitive skills, methods of development and impact of  the brain teaching!

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