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What are Cognitive Skills?

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Cognitive Skills are the mental capabilities you need to successfully learn and work. Underlying cognitive skills must function well for you to efficiently and easily read, think, prioritize, understand, plan, remember and solve problems.

There are 7 types of cognitive skills

◆  Attention

◆  Working Memory

◆  Long-term Memory

◆  processing speed

◆ Logic & Reasoning

◆  Auditory processing

◆  Visual processing

 

 

How can Cognitive Skills affect our learning?

 

Weak cognitive skills affect our learning, reading and working.

In real life situations, weak cognitive skills will result in the following issues:

◆   Struggle in reading & spelling                   ◆   Short attention span    

◆   Forgetful (short memory span)                  ◆   Day dreaming

◆   Easily distracted by others or sounds       ◆   Slow in response

◆   Unwilling to try on challenging tasks          ◆   Low self esteem