Cognitive Development

Subitizing is the ability to instantly recognize the number of objects in a group without counting them. There are two forms of subitizing. Perceptual Subitizing: The ability to see a small number of objects in a group and instantly know how many there are without needing to count them. (i.e. knowing how many dots are […]

Visual Discrimination is the ability to identify the differences and/or similarities in objects based on color, texture, size, position and more. This skill is vital in reading, writing, math and science skills. When children can sort objects, notice the difference between shapes like an oval and a circle, see the sometimes subtle differences between letters […]

What is Executive Function? Executive Function are mental processes that provide functional skills such as planning and meeting goals, self-control, following multi step directions, and being able to stay focused. Why are These Skills Important? A great example of when a child uses these skills is getting ready for school. It sounds easy, but in […]