Development and remediation programme
Trim size in cm: 21x29,7
Pages: 242 colourful pages
Publication date: 01/05/2015
The series of books entitled Cognitive abilities is dedicated to specific mental skills and processes (Visual perception, Problem solving, Memory, Visual-spatial skills, Numerical cognition) and offers activities – inspired by cognitive psychology and the concept of intelligence established by Feuerstein – which are extremely specific, graded by increasing levels of difficulty and presented using concrete and abstract images in order to reduce linguistic interferences in the individual tasks.
The series is targeted to the needs of neuropsychologists, psychologists, speech therapists and all other specialists working in rehabilitation for children and youths with developmental disorders (language disorders, developmental coordination disorder, specific and non-specific learning disorders, memory disorders, attention disorders, autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities) and for adults with congenital cognitive deficits or those acquired following neuroanatomic traumas and/or lesions.
The programme on problem solving described here is divided into 6 areas — each comes with practical forms for recording and evaluating performance — and aims to build, develop or remediate the following skills: visualising; visual, spatial and temporal analysis; evaluating social events; logical deduction and sequential skills.
AREA 1 Stories in a sequence – level 1
AREA 2 Stories in a sequence – level 2
AREA 3 Cause and effect
AREA 4 Incongruences
AREA 5 Sequences of concrete images
AREA 6 Sequences of colours and geometric shapes
WHAT ARE COGNITIVE ABILITIES?
With «cognitive abilities» we mean the group of mental activities and processes, like problem solving, reasoning, thought and deductive skills that coordinate our knowledge, in other words the mental representations of principles, procedures and theories of a set of domain-specific knowledge, which promote the acquisition of further adaptive skills.
ALL THE BOOKS IN THE «COGNITIVE ABILITIES» SERIES
Comprising five books, the series edited by Emanuele Gagliardini, offers educational tools aimed at the remediation and development of mental abilities and processes such as perception, thought, learning, reasoning, memory, attention, numerical cognition and problem solving.
Click on the cover to find out more about the individual books.
Each book about specific mental abilities and processes contains highly specific practical worksheets which are graded by levels of increasing difficulty and are mainly designed for children between the ages of 4/5 to 10/11 with pervasive developmental disorders (language disorders, motor co-ordination disorders, specific and non-specific learning disorders, memory disorders, attention disorders, autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities) and for adults with congenital cognitive difficulties or difficulties following neuroanatomical traumas and/or lesions.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO ACQUIRE A GOOD LEVEL OF COGNITIVE COMPETENCE?
The higher an individual's level of cognitive competence, the greater their chances of learning specific abilities such as reading, calculation and writing, through the implementation of executive functions used to ensure efficiency and stability in processes involving the planning, control and coordination of mental abilities. The development and remediation of these abilities through practice give the individual better chances in responding to the numerous demands they are subject to on a daily basis, at work, school, in their relationships with others in general or with themselves, automising individual performances.