~ WHAT ARE COGNITIVE SKILLS ? ~
Cognitive skills are the core skills your brain uses to think, read, learn, remember, reason, and pay attention. Working together, they take incoming information and move it into the bank of knowledge you use every day at school, at work, and in life. It is important to understand that these skills do not work independently. The strength or weakness of one skill affects the effectiveness of other skills. For example, reading comprehension is dependent on many skills, such as, the ability to create mental pictures and images, attend to what is read, and the fluidity of reading (which itself is dependent upon the auditory processing system).
Strong cognitive skills help us learn easier, think faster and perform better.
Each of your cognitive skills plays an important part in processing new information. That means if even one of these skills is weak, no matter what kind of information is coming your way, grasping, retaining, or using that information is impacted. In fact, most learning struggles are caused by one or more weak cognitive skills.
Learning is a complex process...
By evaluating these underlying cognitive skills, it is possible for us to determine the root cause of the learning difficulties. We then determine which skills need to be improved to make learning easier.
Find out if cognitive skills training can make life easier for you or someone you love. The first step is to call and schedule an initial cognitive skills assessment. The assessment takes about an hour and is very reasonably priced. Even better, it will give you a lot of information about cognitive strengths and weaknesses, as well as insights into the next best step.