Assistive Technologies for Cognitive Processes

Learning and thinking is something we do every day in school and informally in our daily lives. Learning brings about changes that are either dramatic or subtle in the way we approach tasks and living.  Learning is essential to our survival.

However, some children for reasons either known or unknown find learning extremely difficult.  Sometimes, when remedial strategies and interventions fail, a deeper look at the child's cognitive processes is in order.  

The cognitive processes include:
  1. Attention and Concentration
  2. Short and Long-Term Memory
  3. Retrieval of Information
  4. Language Development
  5. Sequencing
  6. Organization
  7. Processing Speed and Accuracy of Information
Hear Builder: is a systematic learning program for PreK to eighth-grade students that provides individualized instruction in basic concepts, following directions, phonological awareness, sequencing, and auditory memory. For more information go to http://www.hearbuilder.com/what-is-hearbuilder/

GoNoodle: using exercise science and cutting-edge research, all of GoNoodle’s activities are healthy for the body, engaging the attention, and beneficial to the brain in specific ways.
Fast transition from listless to engaged in minutes. For more information go to https://www.gonoodle.com/

GoZen: follows the principle that emotional well-being can be cultivated through practice. Educational programs and tools designed to give parents and practitioners what they need to arm kids with essential life skills to not only manage anxiety but to live with deeper engagement and purpose. For more information go to https://www.gozen.com/aboutus/

Strategies by Sarah Ward: a speech language pathologist with over 20 years experience in diagnostic evaluations, treatment and 
case management of children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of developmental and 
acquired brain based learning difficulties and behavioral problems not limited to but including:


• Attention Deficit Disorder

• Verbal Learning Disabilities

• Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities

• Asperger Syndrome

• Other Social-Cognitive Learning Disabilities

• Traumatic Brain Injury

• Acquired Brain Injury

Her particular interest is in the assessment and treatment of executive function deficits.