Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cognitive Function in Input Phase: Perception

If the cognitive function is precise and accurate, the child will:
*focus attention long enough to perceive relevant details
*clearly differentiate between essential or relevant details and extraneous or irrelevant details
*define and describe the attributes of an object or problem
*use past experience to analyze new information meaningfully
*perceive all aspects of a problem holistically, that is, to integrate all parts
*invest appropriate attention and time to detail depending on the novelty and complexity of the task

If the cognitive function is impaired, the child may have:
*poor attention to form, shape, size, and space
*poor discrimination of letters that look alike (ie. confuses e and c)
*poor discrimination of letters that sound alike (ie. confuses e and i)
*an ability to select relevant details (focuses on background noise--a car passing--rather than the parents voice or can't focus on a specific visual item in a picture)

Strategies to Correct Blurred or Sweeping Perception
How Mediated Learning can help:
*Intentionality &Reciprocity-The parent gives a strategy for focusing attention (ie. read carefully and slowly)
*Self-Regulation-The parent encourages the child to self-regulate
*Competence-the parent praises responses

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