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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
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Shape Recognition, visuo-spatial ability
Cognitive training

Shape recognition and visuo-spatial training: Making a whole from separate parts, recognizing shapes, and assembling them are activities requiring the basic skills of shape recognition and assembling. Jigsaw puzzle type activities require these 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: Assembling


Stimuli Classes: Sole 18

Scenario and task: The Shape Recognition program proposes a series of jigsaw puzzle type assembly tasks within a pirates and treasure scenario. A model of an abstract puzzle – a drawing comprised of intersecting and connecting lines – is presented on the left-hand side of the screen. One of the jigsaw pieces appears outlined at the base of the screen. The client must first locate and then select the corresponding space in the grid on the right-hand side of the screen. After each correct response, another piece then appears. The client must continue to place the pieces in the correct location until the jigsaw is complete. The client has two tries to correctly locate the jigsaw puzzle piece. After two incorrect responses, the correct response is indicated and then the client will continue the task with a new piece.

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


Well Done! Correct response
Try again First incorrect response
Oops… Second incorrect response

Difficulty Level Variables

Level Completion Criterion: completed puzzle with a 75% success rate

The exam

The exam is comprised of 18 items representative of the program’s contents.



« Recreate the puzzle in the square on the right-hand side of the screen. The pieces will be given to you one by one at the bottom of the screen. Place them in the correct places. »