COGx Individualized Cognitive Enhancement Programs Develop Self-Directed & Self-Regulated Learners
We believe every student should be given an opportunity to become a self-regulated learner.
A self-directed learner is a student who understands the architecture of how they learn, possesses a “tool-box” of strategies and techniques to reliably store and retrieve information and knows how to supervise and monitor their own learning. Students must be explicitly taught how to learn if they are to become sophisticated and independent learners.
COGx Programs Enhance:
- Following Multi-Step Directions
- Shifting Between Tasks
- Attention to Detail
- Organizing Thoughts & Ideas
- Storing & Recalling Information
- Visualizing Information
- Linking & Associations
- Problem Solving
- Effective Study Skills
- Pattern Recognition
- Processing Speed
- Articulating Information
- Math Fluency
- Sustaining Focus
- Creative / Divergent Thinking
- Listening Skills
Cognitive Skills Glossary (Download)
“Enhancing my memory has improved my performance in classes and has drastically reduced the amount of time it takes me to study for tests.”
The COGx Approach
Teach: the science of learning
COGx programs include a curriculum that teaches students the scientific principles that underpin learning success. This allows students to master evidence-based techniques and strategies specific to learning and memory, in addition to raising their metacognition to become more sophisticated and independent learners.
Train: develop skill and ability
Training involves drill and practice of cognitive exercises that adapt and evolve as skills improve, which is essential to improving one’s underlying skills. Improved ability is a prerequisite to better learning but insufficient in isolation.
Transfer: generalization to real-life
The transfer component of the programs ensures the generalization of cognitive gains to real-life in a way that is individualized and meaningful to the trainee. It is important that coaching only occurs after underlying cognitive skills have been improved
“The techniques I learned from my COGx program have been a godsend.
I wish that I had known these when I was in college.”COGx Student
Learning is about amassing knowledge…
… which relies on our cognition
While learning is a science that must be taught, learning also depends on the strength of our cognitive skills. Fortunately, these skills are malleable, which means they can be improved. COGx distills the foundational skills required for learning into a framework (depicted in the pyramid).
PROCESSING refers to the ability to receive, hold, and make sense of information. This includes Attention, Working Memory, and Processing Speed. These skills work interdependently to integrate information. When one or more of these skills are weak, inefficiency can occur that often undermines a learner’s managing skills.
MANAGING refers to the ability to supervise learning & monitor goal-directed behaviors. This includes Executive Functions like cognitive flexibility, impulse control, organization, planning, initiation, time management, and goal setting. It also includes Metacognitive Skills, including a learner’s knowledge of learning principles, their self-awareness, and ability to monitor, control, and assess their own learning.
ACQUIRING & APPLYING refers to the ability to store and retrieve information (Long-Term Memory). It is through Long-Term Memory that we accumulate knowledge and apply what we know to learn efficiently, think critically and creatively.
Our programs are customized and never based on false or universal promises. Before enrolling anyone we ensure the methods are appropriate for the goals and that the student is engaged (learn more)
Our clients are unique. Our approach reflects that. We believe each person we serve is a case study rather than a self-serving statistic (learn more)
Every student is born uniquely wired to learn. Effective learning is complex, which means that improving a student’s learning ability requires a sophisticated understanding of learning alongside robust methods to customize the approach. Our programs are effective complementary therapies for those with Dyslexia, ADHD, ASD/PDD.
Group-Based Memory Program
Memory is critical to learning success, specifically to amassing knowledge and test-taking. Memory is also highly malleable, which means it can be greatly improved with proper training. In our group-based memory program students master evidence-based methods for improving memory which they master alongside their peers.
Common injuries and illnesses such as concussions, ABI, cancer, PTSD, as well as anxiety and depression, can have an adverse effect on cognitive skills. COGx has consistently delivered cognitive remediation programs with success. Our clinical and customized programs target and remediate these core areas to brain function.