Brain Training develops the cognitive skills that the brain uses to think and learn. So the more important question here is: What are Cognitive skills?
Cognitive Skills are the core skills that our brain uses to learn, remember, pay attention, reason and problem-solve. Working together, they enable us to receive, perceive and interpret the information we use daily at school, at work, and in life.
Each cognitive skill plays a critical role in how we process new information and influences our ability to learn. In fact, weak cognitive skills are the root cause of most learning struggles.
Here is a brief description of each cognitive skills, as well as the struggles that may be experienced if that skill is weak:
- Attention – the ability to sustain, divide and select information.
Common Problems when this skill is weak: Easily distracted, Has trouble staying on task, Difficulty multitasking, Forget instructions, Makes careless errors repeatedly
- Memory – the ability to retain, recall and apply learned knowledge.
Common Problems when this skill is weak: Difficulty following instructions, Forgetfulness, Doing poorly on tests
- Processing Speed – the speed of processing any given input task quickly and accurately.
Common Problems when this skill is weak: Slow completing a task, Find tasks more challenging
- Auditory Processing – the ability to discern sound codes, critical for listening or comprehension.
Common Problems when this skill is weak: Difficulty sounding out words, Reverse letters or words, Struggling with learning to read
- Visual processing – the ability to manipulate objects, pictures and images in space.
Common Problems when this skill is weak: Problems creating a mental picture, Trouble understanding what is read, Difficulties remembering what is just read, Difficulties doing word math problems, Difficulties following directions
- Logic and Reasoning – the ability to reason, form ideas and solve problems.
Common Problems when this skill is weak: Unable to understand concepts, Problems handling a complicated task, Struggling with maths
Intensive (but fun!) Mental Workout Sessions to Target Weak Cognitive Skills
Our program targets and strengthens your child’s cognitive skills. It uses an integrated blend of exercises and activities that are designed to advance your child’s cognitive skills incrementally, but surely!
Assessment and Scientific Measurement
We measure the cognitive skills of every student, before and after our Brain Training program. This allows us to measure the improvement in your child’s cognitive development scientifically!
Individualised Training Program
Based on your child’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses, we will develop a customised training plan for him/her. During the program, he/she will receive one-on-one training and attention to ensure his/her cognitive development.
Commitment to results
Post-evaluation assessment will be conducted periodically to track your child’s progress and/or enhance his/her training plan.
The different approaches to study/memorization techniques were all helpful tools. James and I thoroughly enjoyed learning the presidents. The visual pictures for the different spelling codes are a great help. The timed drills helped speed up his processing and decreased the time he needed to sort different pieces of data.
Ms Laurie Gan
My daughter has shown improvement in her Maths within 1 month of joining the programme in Brain Training. I am very happy with the results. I’d like to thank the teachers for helping my daughter. Before: 14 marks for Maths – After 1 month of Brain Training with SBDC: 32 marks for Maths.
Ms Umma Devi
Very intensive brain training program. No other such program in the market. Progress is measured every lesson against pre-set criteria. Pre-assessment very accurately pinpoint problem areas. Improvement in speed is very visible. Impossible/difficult brain training tests become achievable with consistent practice.