Learning difficulties, retention of information and processing of information can be extremely challenging for some. If you or a loved one experiences difficulty in any of the following areas, cognitive skills training provides an excellent foundation for all future learning.
- Difficulty sitting still
- Difficulty remaining on task
- Easily distracted
- Procrastinates or avoids work that is challenging
- Has difficulty comprehending and recalling information
- Has challenges sounding out words
- Takes an exorbitant amount of time to complete written work
- Difficulty completing tasks
- Difficulty copying material from a book, chalkboard
- Requires repetition of verbal instructions
- Difficulty with reading and written language and spelling
- Makes numerous letter and number reversals
- Frequently disorganized
- Frequently frustrated when trying to complete tasks
- Makes careless errors
When learning is difficult many times we look to tutoring or re-teaching the information that was challenging. We try to redeliver the information that was not grasped the first time. That can be helpful in situations where the information was missed or the instruction may not have been clear. In most cases the challenge isn’t missed information, but struggles in processing and brain connections (cognitive skills).
The goal of brain training is not to reteach information, but to improve brain connections so that it remembers, stores and uses that information which create lasting connections for later retrieval! The focus is on brain ‘power,’ brain thinking, learning and memory.
Brain training in areas of cognitive skills focuses on developing foundational skills which carry on all your life. Areas that are targeted include: Attention, Auditory Processing, Comprehension, Logic & Reasoning, Memory, Planning, Processing Speed, and Visual Processing.
The Cognitive Skills Training offered at HearSay has shown remarkable success in supporting students’ learning and literacy skills in school, as well as building and rebuilding foundational skills after a stroke, and traumatic brain injury. It has also been proven to slow down the progression of Alzheimers and Dementia.