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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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Visual Memory
Cognitive training

Visual memory training. This program focuses on cognitive training of visual memory and short-term memory which is defined as «A series of processes enabling active retaining of information necessary for carrying out cognitive activities» (Fortin & Rousseau, 1993). It should be noted that short-term memory has only a limited capacity in that it can hold only a limited amount of information at a time. Furthermore, by practicing recognition of familiar codes, the program favours the development and application of strategies to better retain information.

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: Short-term memory and development of mnemonic strategies

Exercises

    Levels
Stimuli Classes: 1. Numbers 21
  2. Letters 24
  3. Figures 24
  4. Symbols 24

Scenario and task: All of the classes of the Visual Memory program involve the same scenario: an explorer who forgot her notepad is using her flashlight to illuminate the wall of a temple. A series of visual stimuli to be memorized appear on the wall. After a memorization period of variable duration, the series disappears and the client must identify the series that had been presented from among a response choice.

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 responses.

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

The exam

The exam is comprised of 24 items representative of all Letters class levels.

Background

Instructions

Class 1. Numbers :

« Study the carvings on the wall. You will have to identify them later. »

Class 2. Letters :

« Study the carvings on the wall. You will have to identify them later. »

Class 3. Figures :

« Study the carvings on the wall. You will have to identify them later. »

Class 4. Symbols :

« Study the carvings on the wall. You will have to identify them later. »