Blogs – Cognitive Development Learning Centre

The Importance of Homework in Learning

The last thing that children would want to do after a long day at school is homework. It is difficult to make them do their homework because they are often too tired from school and other co-curricular activities. They are also distracted by the games and other forms of entertainment at home. This is a real challenge for parents because it often starts dispute between them and their children espec ... Read More

Co-curricular Activities for Kids with Learning Difficulties

School can be exhausting for children and it is even more difficult for children with learning difficulties.  Having lessons every day where they are being bombarded with information can be too tiring for a young child. Knowing that children naturally have a shorter attention span and are easily distracted, at a certain point after long hours of learning, their attention will wane, and they will ... Read More

Importance of Early Intervention for Children with Learning Difficulties

The ages of 3-6 is the most crucial developmental stage for children. It is where they start learning important life skills such as communication and problem-solving as well as developing psycho-social and motor skills. It is extremely critical that parents closely monitor their child’s development during this stage. Any noticeable delays in the child’s development may have a long-term and neg ... Read More

Memory Improvement

Memory is a very important component related to learning. By definition, it is the process of storing or encoding information we have acquired through learning. Before moving forward, let’s take note of the difference between learning and memory. Learning is the acquisition of knowledge or information whereas memory is the storing of the information you have acquired. Memory is vital in our ever ... Read More

Learning Difficulties (LD) and Intelligence Quotient (IQ)

The common misconception that most people have regarding people with learning difficulties (LD) is that they are inherently less intelligent and lazy. Ironically, people with LD is not as perceived but rather that they learn at a slower pace and in a different manner from the rest. In this article, we are going to clarify what exactly is a learning difficulty and how having a learning difficulty i ... Read More

Food and Learning Difficulties

Food is one of the most important among our basic needs. Aside from keeping us alive and going, food does a lot of wonder in our body that we may never know. As to the saying “You are what you eat”, the food that we eat reflects us as a person. Thus, it’s very important for us to have a proper and healthy diet. Aside from its physiological effects, food also affects our emotional and mental ... Read More

Intellectual Disability (ID)

  Intellectual Disability is a developmental disorder characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior. This disability originates before the age of 18. (Disabilities, Definition of intellectual disability, 2013)   Intellectual functioning refers an individual’s general mental capacity, such as learning, reasoning, and problem solvin ... Read More

ADHD – A Difference in Perspective

ADHD is one of the most common difficulty diagnosed in children. ADHD or Attention- Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a behavioral syndrome caused by abnormalities in the development of the brain. The most observed characteristics of people with ADHD are being hyperactive, having difficulty in focusing and short attention span. Although it is generally considered as a behavioral disorder, the ide ... Read More

Understanding Dyslexia

What is it like to have dyslexia? We may have come across the word ‘dyslexia’ from time to time, but do we really understand what it means? Dyslexia is the most common type of learning difficulty. People with dyslexia are characterized by their inability to read and write properly. “Characteristic features of dyslexia are difficulties in phonological awareness, verbal memory and verbal proce ... Read More

Attention Issues in Children with Learning Difficulties

Attention issues in children with learning difficulties are quite common. It is a major indication of ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). People with ADHD tend to have short attention span. They have difficulty in focusing and tend to be more hyperactive. They are unable to stay still and their focus jumps from one to another, causing a constant shift in their attention. Attention iss ... Read More