Cognitive Enhancements Solutions - Learning Programs for Children

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?

  • Teachers
  • Psychologists
  • 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.

Special Features

  • 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.