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Reasoning with categorisation or classification tasks
Cognitive training

Reasoning: This cognitive training program focuses on classification tasks involving simple vocabulary and familiar images. Class is an abstract concept representing a family of objects that share common characteristics. The client must analyze concepts and define what they share and what distinguishes between them. As with other tasks that require defining relationships between elements, many processes are called upon, such as encoding, inference, assembling, discrimination, comparison, and decision making. The exercises also draw upon reasoning and comprehension skills.

Target Clientele

Children and adults (6 years and older) who:

NOTE: May be used by anyone as a simple cognitive training activity.

Target Skills

Mode: Visual
Principal skill(s) targeted: Verbal recognition memory

Exercises

    Levels
Stimuli Classes: 1. Images-Items 9
  2. Images-Categories 38
  3. Words-Items 10
  4. Words-Categories 48

Scenario and task: The Classification program focuses on categorization problems. A fortune teller is presenting three tarot cards. The client must select the card that best fits or represents the cards presented by the fortune teller.

Class 1: Images-Items. The client must first observe drawn images presented in the upper part of the screen and determine their common theme (e.g.: clothing). Next, the client must select an object that belongs to the same semantic category as the items presented (e.g.: a shirt).

Class 2: Images-Categories. The client must select the category that best represents the drawings presented.

Class 3: Words-Items. Like in class 2 (Images-Items), different words that are related to each other are presented in the upper part of the screen. The client must discover the theme that links them together in order to then identify the word that shares this link.

Class 4: Words-Categories. The client must discover and identify the semantic class representing the words presented.

Response mode(s): Click on the mouse or use arrow keys and the space bar to select.

Feedback:

Well Done! Correct response
Oops… Incorrect response

Difficulty Level Variables

Level Completion Criterion: 3 consecutive correct items

* Note: the client automatically changes class after three consecutive errors.

The exam

The exam is comprised of 20 itmes selected from all 4 activity classes.

Background

Instructions

Class 1. Images-items :

« Images will appear in a crystal ball. These images are related to each other. You must analyse these images to determine the relationship between them. Identify the image that shares the same relationship. »

Class 2. Images-categories :

« An image will appear in a crystal ball. Identify the category to which it belongs. »

Class 3. Words-items :

« Words will appear in a crystal ball. These words are related. Identify the word that shares the same relationship. »

Class 4. Words-categories :

« A word will appear in a crystal ball. Identify the category to which it belongs. »