Know about cognitive therapies and all other types of cognitive theories etc having just covered it all, but nothing about cognitive testing. My psych book doesn't cover it either. I'll ask around tho.
a couple of websites that have come up under the search 'cognitive test' are:
Cognitive abilities are obviously the way an individual approaches situations and how they think about circumstances and feelings etc.
The term 'cognitive testing' is used to describe the process of measuring an individual's ability to think, solve problems, concentrate, remember and respond. These cognitive processes underpin our everyday behaviour and can be affected by disease, injury, drugs and even mood. Damage to the brain, whether by disease or injury, can often give rise to problems with cognition.
Why use cognitive testing in drug development?
A major recent impetus has been the publication of guidelines specifying the use of cognitive testing in the development of drugs for Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and a number of other disorders. However, there have always been good reasons to include cognitive testing at all stages of the drug development process:
Phase 1 - To test for behavioural toxicity and cognition enhancement in volunteers
Phase 2 - To assess drug safety and efficacy in small patient groups
Phase 3 - To provide primary/secondary efficacy data in pivotal studies
Phase 4 - To monitor drug efficiency and to differentiate licensed compounds
As I understand it, most tests used to determine giftedness involve tests of cognitive abilities, eg the WISC tests, Woodcock-Johnson, Stanford Binet, etc.
Tests may include school-type learning, like recall of general knowledge stuff, vocabulary, writing, numbers, and tests of problem-solving, such as determining which coloured shape should come next in a sequence, and also tests of reasoning, such as word analogies. The tests get progressively harder.
I'm sure there is more to it than I have written, but I know these are the types of things my kids when they were tested (using WISC and WJ II). My kids all thought the tests were fun and more like games than tests.
Actually there is a lot being written and discussed specifically about cognitive testing for the identification of and understanding of the learning needs of gifted individuals and those individuals with mixed learning abilities - GLD gifted learning disabled or 2E twice exceptional - it is important to know what each cognitive test is testing and which cognitive test will give you the most needed information about your child. For more information either ring Lynn Berresford 09 524 7727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
what is out there that can help school out with CG children. My son was diagnosed last year and went through hell with his school. He was shifted to another teacher who was able to get him to settle down but them left now he is going backwards, his behavior is getting bad again and i fear he is going to go through another six months of hell as i dont feel the teacher believes the psychologist diagnoses as their Christchurch bast psychiatrist after only one hour interview and asking my son 4 math questions said he was not cognitively gifted. What support and information is there for them. ITLB have been working with my son since mid last year but said that my son just want to misbehave but i did spot the address for the CG school on his wall so am at a loss.