Category: Cognitive

Treating Kids with Autism: Occupational Therapy’s Benefits

  The term ‘sensory sensitivities’ refers to how children with Autism respond to stimulation of the senses. Children with disabilities “exhibit significantly more sensory processing issues than children without disabilities” (Critz, Blake, & Nogueira, 2015, p.711). Kids with Autism may be overly sensitive or have diminished sensitivity with some senses and not others. The ways […]

Could Cognitive Training Help People With ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is characterized as a prolonged pattern of impulsiveness and hyperactivity. Specifically, individuals with ADHD have difficulty focusing or transitioning from one task to another. Because cognitive training improves various cognitive functions, it begs the question on whether not cognitive training could help individuals who live with ADHD. It’s no secret […]

Activities for Adolescents with Sensory Integration Issues

Activities for Adolescents with Sensory Integration Issues adolescents

Adolescence is a time of rapid and erratic growth. Growth spurts or delays in adolescents are associated with the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional domains. Developmental pace varies from one teen to another. Despite the awkwardness, insecurities, and vast potential that are part of this life phase, the outer, adult world has expectations. Activities for adolescents […]

Do Your Aging Brain a Favor: Be Active!

Do Your Aging Brain a Favor: Be Active! Aging Brain

One of the greatest concerns about the aging process is the decline in memory and cognitive processing. Numerous studies have explored the role of physical activity in decreasing the potential for various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease. Promotion of healthy outcomes for the aging brain (Merzenich, 2012) requires a comprehensive approach that blends physical […]

Cognitive Training Helps Amputees Take the First Steps

Cognitive Training Helps Amputees Take the First Steps cognitive amputee

The Amputee Coalition reports as of 2017 that there are nearly 2 million people living with limb loss today in the United States. As a result of vascular disorder, disease, birth defect, or traumatic event this condition impacts a significant amount of the population. To better serve this population, there are new modalities being performed […]

Can Cognitive Training Combined with Physical Activity Improve Literacy?

Can Cognitive Training Combined with Physical Activity Improve Literacy?

Schools across the nation work tirelessly to ensure that students reach or exceed the national average for literacy. However, it’s no secret that some children struggle more with learning than others. It begs the question: Is there a better way to teach young people to read and comprehend? As cognitive learning gains more and more […]

The Advantage of Training Your Brain While Working Out Your Body

The Advantage of Training Your Brain While Working Out Your Body

As the new year approaches, physical fitness is at the forefront of many people’s minds, when deciding on their New Year’s Resolutions.  While being in good physical shape goes a long way in preserving your health, mental sharpness does, too. That being said, why should you have to choose between them? The truth is, you […]

Cognitive Training Drives Safety in Older Adults

Cognitive Training Drives Safety in Older Adults

For older adults activities of daily living (ADLs) become more stressful and present the aging population with new challenges. One of those challenges is operating a vehicle. Not only are there more cars on the road and new laws to follow everyday, but it can be difficult for some older adults to accomplish a simple […]

3 Ways that Kids Benefit from Cognitive Training

3 Ways that Kids Benefit from Cognitive Training

Cognitive training is an exciting, innovative concept that indicates that functions of the mind can be improved by consistent brain exercises. Consider it to be a similar concept as that of the body exercising to become more physically fit. By keeping the brain sharp, a person can develop better thinking and problem-solving techniques. While there […]

Try This to Prevent Cognitive Decline

Try This to Prevent Cognitive Decline

Four steps— Challenging Your Brain, Socializing, Consistent exercise, and a Healthy Diet—can improve your mental skills, as you age. Several research studies have concluded that routine physical activity, a healthy diet, being mentally challenged, and solid social connections will assist you in keeping a healthy mind. The most impressive and latest research goes one step […]

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