Cognitive Skills

What are Cognitive Skills?

Cognitive skills are the foundation of our lives. When they are functioning accurately and efficiently we perform well in school and in the workplace.

Types Of Cognitive Skills:

  • Sensorimotor Skill — the ability to integrate senses, such as eye-hand coordination, to tell left from right, or to write and use a computer mouse.
  • Attention — the ability to sustain one’s focus for an appropriate period of time, even when distractions are present, and to notice details.
  • Perceptual Processing — the ability to take in sensory information accurately, to notice similarities and differences, and to process information in an appropriate amount of time.
  • Memory — the ability to retain and recall information needed for tasks, such as the
    details of instructions or information learned for tests.
  • Thinking Skills — the ability to find solutions to problems, to use logic and reasoning, to plan ahead, and to observe patterns.
  • Executive Functions — the directive capacities of our minds, including working memory, cognitive flexibility and inhibitory control.

Get to the Root Cause:
When cognitive skills aren’t developed, it means that school or workplace tasks are difficult and sometimes overwhelming and frustrating. They may seem downright impossible. When a child is struggling in school parents typically try to figure out the source of the challenge within a subject. Teachers and parents try to break things down, explain in different ways, and drill facts in the hope they will stick. While this may help the child pass a test, it does not address the real reason for the struggle. More reading, writing, and math do not get to the root cause.

The Cognitive Ability Training:

Mind Discovery understands and addresses the causes of learning difficulties. We begin with the Systems Of Intellect (SOI) Assessment. This assessment looks at the different root causes of learning difficulties. SOI determines why and how school work is difficult by assessing a student’s 26 cognitive abilities that are necessary to learn. Our approach is unique because our assessments can find the problem, provide a solution, and ensure that there is success.

Cognitive Ability Training

What are Cognitive Skills?

Cognitive skills are the foundation of our lives. When they are functioning accurately and efficiently we perform well in school and in the workplace.

Types Of Cognitive Skills:

  • Sensorimotor Skill — the ability to integrate senses, such as eye-hand coordination, to tell left from right, or to write and use a computer mouse.
  • Attention — the ability to sustain one’s focus for an appropriate period of time, even when distractions are present, and to notice details.
  • Perceptual Processing — the ability to take in sensory information accurately, to notice similarities and differences, and to process information in an appropriate amount of time.
  • Memory — the ability to retain and recall information needed for tasks, such as the
    details of instructions or information learned for tests.
  • Thinking Skills — the ability to find solutions to problems, to use logic and reasoning, to plan ahead, and to observe patterns.
  • Executive Functions — the directive capacities of our minds, including working memory, cognitive flexibility and inhibitory control.

Get to the Root Cause:
When cognitive skills aren’t developed, it means that school or workplace tasks are difficult and sometimes overwhelming and frustrating. They may seem downright impossible. When a child is struggling in school parents typically try to figure out the source of the challenge within a subject. Teachers and parents try to break things down, explain in different ways, and drill facts in the hope they will stick. While this may help the child pass a test, it does not address the real reason for the struggle. More reading, writing, and math do not get to the root cause.

The Cognitive Ability Training:

Mind Discovery understands and addresses the causes of learning difficulties. We begin with the Systems Of Intellect (SOI) Assessment. This assessment looks at the different root causes of learning difficulties. SOI determines why and how school work is difficult by assessing a student’s 26 cognitive abilities that are necessary to learn. Our approach is unique because our assessments can find the problem, provide a solution, and ensure that there is success.