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.