Understanding your child’s unique brain fitness profile
What is CognitiveMAP™?
CognitiveMAP™ is a proprietary process that BrainFit Studio uses to measure the brain fitness level of an individual prior to and after brain fitness training. Besides helping us to understand one’s unique brain fitness profile, it also allows us to objectively measure improvement in cognitive skills after brain fitness training.
What does a CognitiveMAP™ evaluate?
1) Visual processing
2) Auditory processing
3) Sensory-Motor processing
4) Attention and Memory
5) Social-Emotional functioning
These 5 systems are important because whether you are learning to play golf, play the piano or solve a Math problem, they form the foundation of our “engine for learning”. For example, to be successful in the activities above, accurate listening (auditory brain fitness) to the coach’s instructions, the tune of music from the piano or the explanation from the teacher about the new Math concept is vital.
Our visual system (visual brain fitness) further supports our listening system as we watch the coach’s golf swing closely, look at the music scores line by line or study the Math diagrams the teacher has drawn on the blackboard. Our emotional system (social-emotional brain fitness) keeps our anxiety at bay and our motivation high as we learn these tasks for the first time, so that our attention system (attention brain fitness) can work efficiently to keep us focused on the task at hand and our memory system can retain the information for future use.
Finally, we need our motor skills (sensory-motor brain fitness) to execute the new golf swing, manipulate our fingers swiftly on the keyboard to play the tune or control the pencil to copy the Math diagram accurately onto our workbook.
Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of these 5 brain fitness systems means understanding the health of our “learning engine”.
What kind of tests are we using?
At Brainfit Studio, we use internationally recognised standardised tests to evaluate our students’ brain fitness levels. We are all familiar with the idea of tests in school. A standardised test is another kind of test. It is used to measure a child’s ability in a particular area (in this instance brain fitness) compared to other children of the same age.
Standardised tests are universally conducted and scored in a consistent manner, allowing a wealth of statistical data to be collected. CognitiveMAP™ thus enables us to determine the “fitness level” of a student’s cognitive abilities by comparing his standardised tests scores against data of his peers.
Please feel free to contact us with your questions.