West Long Branch Cognitive Skills

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Empowered Learning Transformation Centers

COGNITIVE MEMORY  | THINK AGAIN

What Are Cognitive Skills, Anyway?

Brain training trains the cognitive skills the brain uses to think and learn.

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.

 

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.

 

Here’s a brief description of each of your cognitive skills, as well as struggles you may be experiencing if that skill is weak:

 

Attention/Sustained

What it does: Enables you to stay focused and on task for a sustained period of time

Common problems when this skill is weak: Lots of unfinished projects, jumping from task to task

 

Attention/Selective

What it does: Enables you to stay focused and on task despite distractions

Common problems when this skill is weak: Easily distracted

 

Attention/Divided

What it does: Enables you to remember information while doing two things at once

Common problems when this skill is weak: Difficulty multitasking, frequent mistakes

 

Memory/Long-Term

What it does: Enables you to recall information stored in the past

Common problems when this skill is weak: Forgetting names, doing poorly on tests, forgetting things you used to know

 

Memory/Working

What it does: Enables you to hang on to information while in the process of using it

Common problems when this skill is weak: Having to read the directions again in the middle of a project, difficulty following multi-step directions, forgetting what was just said in a conversation

 

We call it brain training. Our clients (and their families) call it life changing.

Find out if cognitive training can make life easier for you or someone you love. The first step is to call a Empowered Learning Transformation Centers near you and schedule an initial brain skills Assessment. The Assessment takes about an hour and is very reasonably priced. Even better, it will give you a world of information about cognitive strengths and weaknesses, as well as insights into the next best step.  Call us today and get the answers you need.

 

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