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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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Reading Pictograms
Cognitive training

Reading training using Pictograms: Pictograms associate words and images and is a method used to facilitate learning to read. The objective is to reinforce the links between stimuli and responses, mainly for everyday words. This automatic response to words common to written texts enables better reading performances. Decoding should thus be simplified and accelerated.

Target Clientele

Children and adults (5 years and older) who:

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

Target Skills

Mode: Visual
Principal skill(s) targeted: Reading

Exercises

    Levels
Stimuli Classes: 1. Images 61
  2. Words 61

Scenario and task: In these exercises, the client must associate words and images. The program’s content includes 1 220 vocabulary words related to concrete concepts (e.g. «furniture», «tool», «jewels», etc.). The response choice is proposed below the image or the word.

Class 1: Images. The client must identify what he/she sees a television screen. The client’s task consists of associating the image presented to the corresponding word.

Class 2: Words. The panel above the entrance of a cinema presents words. The client’s task consists of associating the word presented to the corresponding image.

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: All items of the level (20 items per level)

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

The exam

The exam is comprised of 20 items representative of the Words class.

Background

Instructions

Class 1. Images :

« An image is presented. Identify the corresponding word. »

Class 2. Words :

« A word is presented. Identify the corresponding image. »