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CO-SKILLS PROGRAMS (version 5.2)

Visual Sustained Attention Auditory Sustained Attention Divided Attention Visual Memory Figural Memory
Pattern Memory Visual Verbal Memory Letters-Syllables-Words Reading-Decoding Pictograms
Spelling Anagrams Classification Series Completion Analogies
Visual Tracking Hand-Eye Coordination Perceptual Speed Field Independence Shape Recognition
Puzzles Spatial Orientation Labyrinths Spatial Relations Spatial Visualisation
Visual Perspective Arithmetic Strategies    


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Figural Memory
Cognitive training

Figural memory training. The tasks in this figural memory training program are structured in such a manner as to encourage the client to rely upon effective memorization strategies to favour recognition. Repetition, class analogies, elaboration, and schematic organization are all such strategies. The ability to meaningfully relate elements is also much called upon in order to facilitate recognition.The items are structured in such a manner as to encourage the client to rely upon effective memorization strategies to favour recognition. Repetition, class analogies, elaboration, and schematic organization are all such strategies. The ability to meaningfully relate elements is also much called upon in order to facilitate recognition.

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: Recognition memory using figural material

Exercises

    Levels
Stimuli Classes: 1. Themes 6
  2. Categories 6
  3. Related themes 6

Scenario and task: A young boy is sitting next to his dog trying to discern images in the clouds. Indeed, a series of images to be remembered appears in the clouds (memorization phase). After a certain amount of time, these images disappear. Images are then successively displayed in the cloud (recognition phase). The client must determine whether each of these images was or was not in the series presented during the memorization phase. The client must respond «yes» or «no».

Class 1: Themes. The images to be memorized fall under a same theme (e.g.: road, school, etc.). The client must recognize the images to be memorized from among images that were not part of the theme initially proposed.

Class 2: Categories. The images to be memorized are part of a similar object category (e.g.: fruit, musical instruments, etc.). The client must recognize the images to be memorized from among images that were not part of the category initially proposed.

Class 3: Related themes. The images to be memorized are part of a same theme. However, they must be identified from among images that also are part of the theme proposed.

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 trials (recognition phases) in which all items were correct

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

The exam

The exam is comprised of 18 items representative of the Themes class.

Background

Instructions

Class 1. Themes :

« Mark and his dog are watching images in the sky. Try to memorize them. After a short break, you will indicate whether certain images were seen in the sky. »

Class 2. Categories :

« Mark and his dog are watching images in the sky. Try to memorize them. After a short break, you will indicate whether certain images were seen in the sky. »

Class 3. Related themes :

« Mark and his dog are watching images in the sky. Try to memorize them. After a short break, you will indicate whether certain images were seen in the sky. »