At Learning Links Center we assess the skills that students need to succeed in everyday life, not just in academics. Part of a child's success comes from being able to interact with others in games, conversation and study groups
Attention: the ability to stay on task, even when distractions are present
Simultaneous Processing: the ability to handle more than one thing at a time (e.g., the ability to recognize a word without sounding it out, to listen to the instructor while taking notes, or to drive a car while carrying on a conversation).
Sequential Processing: the ability to link a series of inputs over time (a skill required for reading so that the beginner can blend a series of sounds to create words and the advanced reader can link a series of words to understand the story or idea)
Planning: the ability to decide how you are going to solve a problem, make sure it gets done, check it for mistakes, and modify it if needed.
Processing Speed: the ability to perform cognitive tasks quickly; an important skill for complex tasks or tasks that have many steps (e.g., if we are dividing two numbers in our head but processing is slow, we might forget an earlier calculation before we are done and have to start over again we took longer to do the problem than our ability to remember).
Short-term Memory (STM): the ability to store and recall small amounts of information about the current situation. Children with STM problems may need to look several times at something before copying, have problems following instructions, or need to have information repeated often.
Long-term Memory (LTM): the ability to recall information that was stored in the past when needed. It's very important for spelling, recalling facts on tests, and comprehension.
Auditory Processing: the ability to perceive, analyze, and conceptualize what is heard. It's critical in beginning reading and spelling because it includes hearing, identifying and blending sounds, and sounding out words.
Visual Processing: the ability to perceive, analyze, and think in visual images. This includes visualization, which is the ability to create a picture in your mind. Children who have problems with visual processing may reverse letters or have difficulty following instructions, reading maps, doing word math problems, and comprehending.Cognitive Skills are Learned and CAN BE IMPROVED, please call Learning Links Center at (818) 943-8222 to find out how.