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Introduction to Function Focus

One of our favorite topics for conversation at CEC is the role of individual cognitive functions and the diverse ways in which they influence students’ ability to learn. Whether gaining new information in a classroom setting or applying prior knowledge to real life situations, no function works in isolation. The human brain is the most complex network known to science; however, the associated characteristics of each cognitive function are both identifiable and unique. The relationship between individual cognitive functions and how they combine to acquire knowledge, refine skills and successfully complete tasks are areas which makes brain function such a fascinating subject for ongoing research and discussion.

Because every student is different, CEC completes a comprehensive one-on-one assessment to produce an Initial Learning Profile for each individual. Once the profile has been determined, the most beneficial program is then prescribed. This makes it possible to first isolate and then specifically target underperforming cognitive functions with appropriately corresponding cognitive exercises. Thus, improving brain efficiency through the practical application of neuroplasticity in education, based on the life work of Barbara Arrowsmith-Young and the Arrowsmith Program.

Through a series of monthly installments, Function Focus takes a closer look at each cognitive function in detail and endeavors to provide further explanation, theoretical insight, examples of practical application and student success stories.

We hope you find these articles interesting and encourage questions and further conversation from our valued CEC community.

Wishing you and your families all the best,

Hugo Moore
CEC

One of our favorite topics for conversation at CEC is the role of individual cognitive functions and the diverse ways in which they influence students’ ability to learn. Whether gaining new information in a classroom setting or applying prior knowledge to real life situations, no function works in isolation. The human brain is the most complex network known to science; however, the associated characteristics of each cognitive function are both identifiable and unique. The relationship between individual cognitive functions and how they combine to acquire knowledge, refine skills and successfully complete tasks are areas which makes brain function such a fascinating subject for ongoing research and discussion.

Because every student is different, CEC completes a comprehensive one-on-one assessment to produce an Initial Learning Profile for each individual. Once the profile has been determined, the most beneficial program is then prescribed. This makes it possible to first isolate and then specifically target underperforming cognitive functions with appropriately corresponding cognitive exercises. Thus, improving brain efficiency through the practical application of neuroplasticity in education, based on the life work of Barbara Arrowsmith-Young and the Arrowsmith Program.

Through a series of monthly installments, Function Focus takes a closer look at each cognitive function in detail and endeavors to provide further explanation, theoretical insight, examples of practical application and student success stories.

We hope you find these articles interesting and encourage questions and further conversation from our valued CEC community.

Wishing you and your families all the best,

Hugo Moore
CEC