Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cognitive Function in Input Phase: Exploration of a Learning Situation

When this Cognitive Function is adequate the child will:

*approach a task in a goal-oriented way
*take time to gather and assess all the information needed to define the problem
*think through a task in an ordered and systematic way
*control speed and precision when solving a problem

When this Cognitive Function is inadequate the child will:
*rush into a task too quickly in a haphazard and disorganized way, without appropriate attention to what is required, or without adopting a methodical approach
*have poor investigational strategies, and will not see the need to gather and integrate all the information necessary to think through a problem.
*lack self-control and have difficulty adjusting the speed, accuracy, and precision needed for a particular task

Strategies to Correct Impulsivity

Areas where Mediated Learning can help:
*Intentionality and Reciprocity-the parent slows the pace to ensure attention
*Sellf-Regulation-the parent encourages self-control
*Optimistic Alternative-the parent directs consideration for another alternative

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