The Cognitive Gap
The difference between your child’s current cognitive capacity and his/her learning potential
Your child has cognitive strengths and weaknesses, just like every other child on earth, but no other child is exactly like yours. Weaker cognitive skills can keep your child from achieving the academic and life success you want for them. Stronger cognitive skills can help them excel.
The great news is that — whatever your child’s current cognitive capacity — cognitive skills can be developed.
Schools today are so busy trying to prepare students for the test that they don’t always do a good job of preparing them for life. As a parent, you want your child to be ready for life itself. And that requires strong cognitive skills, like attention, working memory, flexible thinking, reasoning and problem-solving, in addition to more foundational cognitive skills.
Here are three simple steps that can help you decide how best you can help your child strengthen his/her cognitive capacity and fill that cognitive gap.