Cognitive Foundations of Learning
Learning is like building a house. The first step is to lay a foundation. Unless there is a strong and solid foundation, cracks will soon appear in the walls, and with no foundations, the walls will collapse. In the same way one needs to lay a proper foundation before it becomes possible for a child to benefit from a course in reading, writing and arithmetic. If this foundation is shaky, learning “cracks” will soon appear.
Edublox offers unique developmental programs, aimed at the inculcation of basic skills, which are necessary for school entry, for sustained achievement at school, and to overcome learning disabilities. Our programs develop and automate the cognitive foundations of reading, spelling, writing, mathematics, and the skills required in the learning of subject matter.
A list of the most important foundational skills addressed by Edublox programs include:
- Perception — visual, auditory and haptic.
- Ability to discriminate, synthesize and analyze in terms of foreground-background, form, size, position in space/time and color.
- Memory — short and long term, visual and auditory.
- The ability to decode, integrate and classify information.
- Concept of numbers.
- Fine and gross motor co-ordination.