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Improved Cognitive Abilities Are Key to Better
Reading, Spelling and Learning

Cognitive abilities are the brain-based skills we need to carry out any task from the simplest to the most complex. They have more to do with the mechanisms of HOW we learn, remember, problem-solve, and pay attention rather than with any actual knowledge.

Any task can be broken down into the different cognitive skills or functions needed to complete that task successfully. For instance, answering the telephone involves at least: perception (hearing the ring tone), decision taking (answering or not), motor skill (lifting the receiver), language skills (talking and understanding language) and social skills (interpreting tone of voice and interacting properly with another human being).

Edublox develops the cognitive abilities that make reading, spelling and learning possible and easy. Skills of importance include

  • Attention and concentration;
  • Perception visual, auditory and haptic;
  • The ability to discriminate, synthesise and analyse in terms of foreground-background, form, size, position in space and colour;
  • Processing speed;
  • Phonemic awareness;
  • Memory short and long term, visual and auditory;
  • The ability to decode, integrate and classify information.

Using an Edublox program, an independent study in the U.S. achieved significant and dramatic results in 94% of 67 students, aged 5 to 18, with ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia and non-specific learning disabilities. Results were as follows:

ADHD (35 students) 52.45% combined increase:
37.24% pre-test avg/
89.69% post-test avg

Dyslexia (13 students) 46.76% combined increase:
41.31% pre-test avg/
88.07% post-test avg

Dycalculia (2 students) 57.38% combined increase:
39.76% pre-test avg/
97.14% post-test avg

Non Specific LD 64.14% combined increase:
30.40% pre-test avg/
94.54% post-test avg