The Cognitive Assessment Battery for Dyscalculia (CAB-DC) was created by a group of specialists in psychology and neuropsychology for the detection and diagnosis of dyscalculia.
Neuropsychological Assessment Battery Online
Neuropsychological assessment for dyscalculia
Explore the areas of the brain most associated with dyscalculia.
Assess the possible presence of cognitive deficits
This tool provides a series of tasks that assess the cognitive level of each user. It is designed to help all healthcare professionals detect the symptoms of dyscalculia. The professional will receive a full report about the cognitive profile of the patient in order to detect possible cognitive deficits.
When the user finishes the assessment, the CogniFit program uses sophisticated algorithms to collect the results and create a computerized report. This report will provide data on each of the measured cognitive skills, using graphs and tables, so both the professional and the user can easily understand the results and see which cognitive skills are most affected by the learning disorder.
The cognitive assessment for dyscalculia is made up of various blocks of tasks. Each one will assess two or more cognitive skills that may be affected by dyscalculia.
- Memory area: Working memory and short-term memory.
- Attention area: Focus, divided attention, and naming.
- Perception area: Recognition.
- Coordination area: Response time.
- Reasoning area: Planning and processing speed.
Battery of tasks and tests for the cognitive evaluation for dyscalculia
- Duration: The battery will take about 15-20 minutes to complete.
- Scoring: Computerized.
- Audience: Children (6+) and adults.
Neuropsychological areas analyzed and their relation to dyscalculia
Scientific documentation: validated battery of tasks
The neuropsychological battery for dyscalculia was created by using the most recent studies about dyscalculia.
Through different studies, CogniFit's neurocognitive program received satisfactory results. This validation was carried out by a medical clinic to gather reliability data. The results were excellent, with scores between .7 and .8.
Every pathology addressed by CogniFit is associated with a group of cognitive skills that may be affected depending on the patient/user. The assessment will evaluate the cognitive skills that, according to scientific literature, are most affected by dyscalculia. They are the following:
MEMORY Some of the areas of the brain in a child with dyscalculia are different than the brain of a child without it. These areas are directly related to memory and remembering math information, which is why it's so important to work memory areas.
ATTENTION: There are various studies that confirm that dyscalculia is associated with ADHD in 32% of cases. Assessing attention is important because it is one of the most important areas used in learning new mathematical ideas.
PERCEPTION: Children with dyscalculia have problems with spatial and visual-motor perception, social and emotional areas, as well as recognition.
COORDINATION: Coordination, especially motor coordination, tends to be awkward and clumsy in children with dyscalculia. The problem starts with the connection between the brain and our movements, which is why writing is especially difficult for children with this learning disorder.
REASONING: Children with dyscalculia have to follow an alternative thinking process than most other children in order to understand the same information. In other words, the way that they understand the world, specifically the mathematical world, is different than others.
The most important part of the CogniFit assessment for dyscalculia is that it was created using visual and auditory stimuli, which makes it more entertaining and simple for the user.
Aside from the assessment for dyscalculia, CogniFit has a cognitive rehabilitation program which is complementary to a cognitive-behavioral therapy. This tool is made up of a set of training programs adapted to the individual characteristics of each user, and trains the cognitive skills most affected by dyscalculia.
Each one of our tasks are prepared to specifically assess one or more cognitive skills. When the user completes the assessment, the program analyzes the results and creates a complete cognitive profile. With this report, the user or professional will be able to see which cognitive skills are weakest and need the most training.
There is also a professional team at CogniFit available to offer a consultation to recommend the best assessment for each person.
There are lots of advantages to trying one of CogniFit's assessments. We study which skills are most affected by each pathology and work specifically to measure and assess those skills that may be affected. The assessment is based on a cognitive model to identify the presence of the symptoms of dyscalculia. It is a method based on scientific evidence and validated by hundreds of subjects.
The main objective of this assessment is to provide useful information to both the user and the professional, using graphs and charts which will allow the professional to identify a possible diagnosis.
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