Frequently Asked Questions about COGENT
Why is it called COGENT?
COGENT is an acronym for Cognitive Enhancement Training.
Who might benefit from COGENT?
COGENT is designed for children ages 4 to 7 with normal and atypical developmental histories. They include groups of children who have:
- Limited exposure to literacy
- Mild developmental delay
- Language impairment
- And are At -risk for developing dyslexia and other learning difficulties
- We have successfully used COGENT even for Grade 3 children with moderate-severe reading disabilities as well.
Who can use COGENT?
- Teacher’s Aides—under supervision of teachers
- Parents or guardians who have some background in psychology or education.
Is COGENT suitable for the classroom?
- Ideally, the group size should be 10 children or less, perfect for resource room support.
- It can be used to supplement the curriculum in regular classrooms with Teacher’s Aides or volunteers.
- COGENT can also be used as a continuing activity at home.
What COGENT is not.
Cogent is not a set of drill and exercises.
What is COGENT?
COGENT provides an alternative route toward the development of reading and associated academic skills.
- Easily adapted to other languages
- Room for improvisation
- Activities to which students can contribute
- Teacher and student interactions facilitated by joint activities
- Theories and logic provided in the background for each task.