The Importance Of Cognitive Development Since Young

Cognitive development is the construction of thought processes, including remembering, problem solving, and decision-making, from childhood through adolescence to adulthood. It refers to how a person perceives, thinks, and gains understanding of his or her world through the interaction of genetic and learned factors. Among the areas of cognitive development are information processingintelligencereasoninglanguage development and memory.

The most well-known and influential theory of cognitive development is that of French psychologist Jean Piaget. Piaget’s theory, first published in 1952, grew out of decades of extensive observation of children, including his own, in their natural environments as opposed to the laboratory experiments of the behaviorists.

At the center of Piaget’s theory is the principle that cognitive development occurs in a series of 4 distinct, universal stages, each characterized by increasingly sophisticated and abstract levels of thought. These stages always occur in the same order, and each builds on what was learned in the previous stage. They are as follows:

Sensorimotor stage

Infancy

(0 to 18 months)

Intelligence is demonstrated through motor activity without the use of symbols. Knowledge of the world is limited, but developing, because it is based on physical interactions and experiences. Children acquire object permanence at about seven months of age (memory). Physical development (mobility) allows the child to begin developing new intellectual abilities. Some symbolic (language) abilities are developed at the end of this stage.

Pre-operational stage

Toddlerhood and Early Childhood

(18 months to 3 years old)

Intelligence is demonstrated through the use of symbols and language, but thinking is done in a non-logical, non-reversible manner. Egocentric thinking predominates.

Concrete operational stage

Elementary and Early Adolescence

(3 to 6 years old)

Characterized by seven types of conservation (number, length, liquid, mass, weight, area, and volume), intelligence is demonstrated through logical and systematic manipulation of symbols related to concrete objects. Operational thinking develops (mental actions that are reversible). Egocentric thought diminishes.

Formal operational stage

Adolescence and Adulthood

(6 to 12 years old)

Intelligence is demonstrated through the logical use of symbols related to abstract concepts. Early in the period there is a return to egocentric thought.

If you are able to unleash the full potential of your child’s cognitive abilities as early as possible, you can enhance your child’s cognitive abilities for Laser-sharp Focus, Power Memory, and Happy Learning.

According to Neuroscience research, a human brain overproduces neurons and connections in the earlier years, and eventually the unneeded cells and connections are removed which is termed as synaptic pruning at the age of 12 years old. During this period of pruning, the brain loses the grey matter.

What does this imply? It means that before synaptic pruning occurs, this is the BEST time to develop your child’s brain. During this period, the elasticity of a child’s brain is most capable of reorganizing neural pathways. When a child learns new things during this period, the learning is hardwired. For those neuron connections that are not stimulated, it will automatically be pruned off.

Before we even begin looking at developing your child’s brain, it is important for parents to understand your child’s current cognitive abilities.

Arrange for a COMPLIMENTARY COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT with our consultant now to understand more about your child’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses.

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The Cerebrum refers to the parts of the brain containing the cerebral cortex (of the two cerebral hemispheres), normally known as Left and Right Brains.

The Cerebellum is a region of the brain that plays an important role in motor control. It is also involved in regulating fear and pleasure responses. It has an inherent ability to predict upcoming events and disasters.

The Midbrain is a portion of the central nervous system associated with vision, hearing, motor control, sleep/wake, arousal (alertness), and temperature regulation.

The Corpus Callosum, is a wide, flat bundle of neural fibers beneath the cortex. It connects the left and right cerebral hemispheres and facilitate interhemispheric communication.

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Jocelyn, Teacher of Yu Heng

I have started teaching the boys when they are age of 4. At the age of 5, when I took them, they were constantly talking among themselves, easily distracted when someone comes into the class or when their friends have finished their work. They were unable to focus during lesson. They tend to daydream or focused on irrelevant noises or other stimuli. As a result, they tend to misses lessons, instructions, and directions.

 After attending this programme, the children are able to stay focus during a noisy environment. They have the ability to focus and sustain their attention. They can concentrate for long stretches of time in different kind of activities.

Yi On, Mother of Yu Kuan and Yu Xi

With just few sessions with Superbrain, I have noticed great improvement in my children’s performance in class. They are more focused in class, and they look forward to go to class. I am impressed with their memory skills especially my daughter, she can easily remember 10 numbers in sequence. As for my son, he can now stay focused for a longer time in class and able to follow teacher’s instructions. I am very happy with the positive results and I would highly recommend the lesson to other parents as well

Thind Paul Vinder Singh, 13 years old

Through this programme, my confidence level has boosted tremendously and I am now able to deliver speeches not only in front of my classmates, but also the whole school. This boost of my confidence level has allowed me to improve my leadership skills as well. I am appointed as the new captain of my school’s football team, at the same time I am also the national education ambassador in my school.

Zhang Xia, Mother of Zhang Sijie

From last year onwards, my son’s exam results are around 80+ marks for all subjects. After attending programme, there is significant improvement in exam results to average of 98 marks. I am very satisfied with the programme.

Michael Chan, Father of Bryan and Renee Chan

I came to know about the programme through a seminar and it seems very interesting and useful for brain improvement. Before sending my children to attend the programme, I wanted to verify myself if it is useful and I signed up for the experiential programme. After attending the programme, I was convinced that this is a good programme and I sent both my children, Bryan and Renee to attend the Transformation Programme. They have made substantial improvements and I am satisfied with the results.