Cognitive training

Cognitive training with the TALi TRAIN program.

TALi TRAIN cognitive attention training for healthcare professionals and psychologists

What is cognitive training?

Cognitive training is an established method of improving the performance of specific cognitive skills (i.e. skills relating to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes). Targeted skills of cognitive training may differ but all models rely on an individual—in the case of TALi TRAIN, a child—completing a specific task repetitively.

TALi TRAIN cognitive attention training for healthcare professionals and psychologists
TALi TRAIN adaptive attention training tasks for children and early childhood

Adaptive attention training tasks.

The tasks get increasingly difficult over a designated time period to challenge and improve attention skills. This results in the strengthening of neural pathways in the brain that are responsible for cognitive performance. Impairment of cognitive function is symptomatic of many disorders, including those that are neurodevelopmental and degenerative in nature.

TALi TRAIN digital attention training program

How does the TALi TRAIN program help?

The TALi TRAIN program uses cognitive training to assist children with attention difficulties to improve their attention skills. Research suggests that strengthening attention in young children can lead to improved short and long-term outcomes in social, academic and vocational aspects of life.

TALi TRAIN digital attention training program

TALi attention training tasks.

Each task in the TALi TRAIN program features a number of targets and distractors that are clearly identified so the child is familiar with the gameplay before commencing the task. This also involves completing a practice task following the instructions.

Selective attention
Selection

Visual search task
This task exercises mechanisms responsible for orienting attention to objects.

 

 

Inhibition and executive function of attention
Inhibition

Go/no-go task
This task exercises mechanisms responsible for inhibiting a response deemed inappropriate and avoiding impulsive behaviour, which is an important component of executive function.

Sustained attention tasks
Focus

Sustained attention task
This task exercises mechanisms responsible for maintaining attention for longer on tasks that are not necessarily engaging or stimulating.

Attentional control
Control

Flanker
This task exercises mechanisms responsible for conflicting information processing, which is an important component of executive function.

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