The brain is much like the body. If we exercise areas that are weak or underdeveloped, we can overcome significant difficulties. In fact, we may even be able to turn a weakness into a strength.
Just like a personal trainer or physical therapist can strengthen an underdeveloped bicep or repair a sprained ankle, a learning specialist or educational therapist can remediate troublesome cognitive processing areas like visual processing or auditory memory. In fact, I often tell my students that I'm a personal trainer for the brain.
What is Cognitive Remedial Therapy?
How Can Cognitive Remedial Therapy Help Students with Learning Disabilities?
What are the Common Key Areas that Students with Learning Disabilities Need to Strengthen?
- Working memory
- Executive functioning
- Processing speed
- Visual processing
- Auditory processing
- Sequential processing
- Linguistic skills
- Higher order thinking
- Critical thinking
As no two people with learning disabilities are alike, be sure to use a tailored approach that can meet the unique needs of each individual student. If you are looking for cognitive remedial tools, there is a great selection of options at Good Sensory Learning.
Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning. She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Learning Specialist Courses.
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