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Cognitive Skills: What They Are, Why They Matter, How to Improve Them

Cognitive skills -- also called cognitive abilities, cognitive functions, or cognitve capabilities -- are mental skills used in the process of acquiring knowledge, the manipulation of information, and reasoning.

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Cognitive Skills and their Impact on Academic Achievement

Edublox Online Tutor provides a free online assessment to measure a number of cognitive skills, specifically visual sequential memory, auditory memory, iconic memory and logical reasoning. Sixty-four Grade 2 students of an inner-city school took the test after which their test scores were correlated with their academic grades using the Pearson Correlation.

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Ask Susan: Why a Multiple Cognitive Approach Is the Answer to Learning Disabilities

Susan provides four reasons why the best solution for learning disabilities is to follow a balanced and holistic approach and develop multiple cognitive skills, and not only some.

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Cognitive Foundations of Learning

Learning is like building a house. The first step is to lay a foundation. Unless there is a strong and solid foundation, cracks will soon appear in the walls, and with no foundations, the walls will collapse. In the same way one needs to lay a proper foundation before it becomes possible for a child to benefit from a course in reading, writing and arithmetic. If this foundation is shaky, learning “cracks” will soon appear.

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Early Warning Signs for School Failure

How is your child coping at school? Is he struggling to grasp new concepts and cope with the workload? Three areas of human develop influence a child’s ability to learn. Physical, emotional and cognitive areas are separate and different in many ways, yet similar and connected in others. Your child may present with a problem in one area, but its cause may lie in another.

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Edublox — Article in the Namib Times

We use our cognitive abilities to acquire knowledge; they can be considered our tools for learning, reading and coping. Some children suffer from reading problems, they battle to concentrate or have poor memory, but there is a solution.

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Senior Moments at 30: Exercises to Stimulate and Retrain Your Brain

We've all heard that drugs and alcohol can kill brain cells. But when we find our hair dryer in the refrigerator and misplace our car keys for the fifth time in a week, what we really want to know is, "How do we make brain cells grow back?"

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Building on Reading

When two Cape Town mothers, Kashiefa Gallie and Rebecca Felix, learned that their children had reading difficulties, they went into panic mode. Although they came from different parts of the city, Lansdowne and Crawford respectively, they knew that reading was a critical skill for children to master at the foundation phase.

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TV Interview, WKYC: Cognitive Skills

Educational specialist Dr. Lee DeLorge explains what cognitive skills are and how the Edublox method strengthens a child's cognitive skills. The program was broadcast in February 2011 on WKYC, a television station located in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Audiblox: Little Blocks Make a Big Difference

The program is especially beneficial for kids with learning difficulties, especially dyslexia, attention deficit disorders, and auditory, visual, or central processing problems. Parents of students with other disabilities may also want to check into the program to see if it might benefit their student as well.

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