During all our Neurocognitive exercises, the student needs to be
focused (fully engaged) for the exercise to commence and continue. So,
attention is key!
During each exercise, we also apply behaviour shaping and teach mindfulness. This means if the student is not fully focused or starts to fidget or display any distracting behaviours, the exercise will stop, indicating that the behaviours has had a direct influence on the student’s ability to sustain his/her attention.
This way, we assist the student in making the correlation between
their distracting behaviours and their ability to pay attention and the impact
it has in the classroom or during homework time etc. Being mindful is being mindful of the task at hand, regardless of
distractions. Our program has incorporated ways to make sure that the student
isn’t daydreaming while doing the exercises. Some of the exercises have
built-in distractors to which the student must respond to or ignore. This
ensures that the student is not thinking about other things (daydreaming) and
forces them to focus only on the task at hand; forces them to be mindful.
Each exercise requires attention (active engagement), implements
behaviour shaping and improves mindfulness, but each exercise also develops and
strengthens a specific cognitive skill.
Attention Stamina will teach you how to direct and sustain your attention. This will help you develop your ability to pay attention to low stimuli activity for more extended periods.
Discriminatory processing will teach you how to take in different bits of information and recognize what is important and what you can filter.
Short term memory teaches you how to process information (both visual and auditory) and hold that information in short term memory long enough for recall. This will help you develop your ability to remember dates, names, items in a list, and other facts.
Visual Tracking will teach you how to maintain your attention while visually tracking a randomly moving object or person. This will help you pay attention to your teacher’s lesson while he/she is walking around the room.
Time on Task teaches a student to begin an activity quickly, and stay focused on that activity until it is finished. This is not always easy for an individual who struggles with attention.
The Auditory Processing exercise develops your ability to follow directions. Your goal is to gradually increase the number of auditory sequences of information you can absorb, process, and carry out. There are four different Auditory Processing exercises available. Each exercise uses different items and locations based on the category. Learn how to process information at home, office, and school successfully!
Spatial memory, the storage, and retrieval of information within the brain that is needed both to plan a route to the desired location and to remember where an object is located or where an event occurred. Finding one’s way around an environment and remembering where things are (an example where you left your keys or homework book).
Working Memory exercise strengthens an individual’s ability to retain and manipulate information needed to do complex tasks such as reasoning, comprehension, and learning—even amidst distraction.
A motor skill is a function, which involves the precise movement of muscles with the intent to perform a specific act. Most purposeful movement requires the ability to “feel” or sense what one’s muscles are doing as they perform the act. In this exercise, you help a wizard build a castle. As in all the exercises, your mind becomes the mouse or the joystick.
Academic Transfer Lab allows us to monitor a student’s attention while they are working on real-life tasks or activities. The nature of the tasks can be almost anything, from a reading assignment or a sheet of math problems for a school-aged child, replying to emails or filling out a tax return for an adult. Academic Transfer Lab is an effective way to make sure skills taught at our centres are transferred into everyday life.
Social Skills are typically lacking in persons with attention challenges. These exercises teach appropriate recognition and response to social cues.
Strengthens neural networks most important for hand-eye coordination. In terms of practical application, this improves real-world skills like handwriting, sports, keyboarding, and any activity requiring fine motor skills.
Our Audio Lab exercises are ground-breaking technology that teaches, strengthens and improves active listening skills and comprehension.