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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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Spatial Orientation
Cognitive training

Spatial orientation, like visualization, is a major component of general spatial ability. It refers to the client's ability to topographically situate oneself within one's environment, whether it is real or imagined. Spatial orientation is based on the development of topographical schemata; that is, a variety of perceptual fields whose principal characteristic is that of being able to be placed in relation to one another. It is by relating these perceptual fields that one is able to consider a universe of possible perspectives rather than depend on immediate perception of visual objects.

The capacity to orient oneself in space refers to more than the simple ability to move from one place to another. It represents an essential symbolic function that enables the client to better adapt to his/her environment.

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: Spatial orientation

Exercises

    Levels
Stimuli Classes: Sole 20

Scenario and task: The exercises are based on the examination of an object presented from various perspectives. On the screen, a small mouse moves along a path ending at one or more intersections. When the mouse stops, the client must identify what it can see from a choice of five answers.

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

The exam

The exam is comprised of 20 items representative of the program's contents.

Background

Instructions

« A mouse wanders around until it reaches an intersection. Identify what the mouse sees. »