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What is 5 Brain Abilities Assessment?

Getting to know how the brain works and its abilities is a step closer to better understand our children’s potential and learning behaviour. In order to fully utilise the strong and weak abilities that our child possess, we need to first gauge the basic knowledge of their brain abilities.

Uncovering their 5 brain abilities takes few simple steps with the help of the 5 brain abilities Assessment through a series of game-based test.

Developed by Dr. Caroline Kwok Ed, D from Hong Kong, the simple assessment assesses the 5 brain abilities of – Attention, Cognitive Visual, Memory, Logical Reasoning and Brain Speed. The assessment hopes to provide better insights to your child’s 5 brain abilities and be a helping guide to nurture their weak abilities at the same time complement their strong abilities for a happier growth learning cycle.

The 5 brain abilities Assessment put your child in a series of game-based activities that test for their attention and resilience, image recognition, eye-hand coordination, listening, memory span, reasoning and deduction and thinking processes.


Attention

The Attention component assesses your child’s selective concentration ability to focus on a single aspect of the environment while ignoring other things in the surroundings.

Logical Reasoning

The Logical Reasoning component assesses your child’s ability to logically reason and deducing conclusions based on the given or assumed evidence.

Cognitive Visual

The Cognitive Visual component assesses your child’s ability to recognise, classify and categorise objects, shapes and pattern based on its similarity or dissimilarity to one another.

Brain Speed

The Brain Speed component assesses your child’s cognitive efficiency and proficiency.

Memory

The Memory component assesses your child’s ability of attending, listening, processing, storing and recalling of information from their auditory and visual senses.

Upon completion of the assessment, a report will be generated and provided to parents with interpretations and explanations to the findings. The report also includes a series of recommendations for home help purposes for the respective abilities as an initiative for parents to help their child.

The Assessment Components

Brain Abilities

Component

a. Attention

  • Missing Shape

b. Cognitive Visual

  • Color Different
  • Shape Search
  • Mensa

c. Memory

I. Auditory Memory

II. Visual Memory

  • Auditory Numbers
  • Matching Number Cards

d. Logical Reasoning

  • Pattern Sequencing
  • Color Fun

e. Brain Speed

  • Counting
  • Quick Math

Every child who is taking the assessment will go through the 5 assessment abilities of Attention, Cognitive Visual, Memory, Logical Reasoning and Brain Speed. For each abilities, there will be at least an assessment component. A note that for the Memory ability, there will be 2 assessment areas of Auditory Memory and Visual Memory that will be consolidated into the overall Memory ability as we most often utilises these 2 senses of ours.

Here is a breakdown chart of the assessment components that your child will be doing according to his/her age.

Brain Abilities Component AGE 4-6 AGE 7-8 AGE 9 AGE 10-12
a. Attention Missing Shape yes yes yes yes
b. Cognitive Visual
Color Different
Shape Search
Mensa
yes
no
no
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
no
yes

c. Memory

I. Auditory Memory

II. Visual Memory

Auditory Numbers
Matching Number Cards
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
d. Logical Reasoning
Pattern Sequencing
Color Fun
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
yes
e. Brain Speed
Counting
Quick Math
yes
no
no
yes
no
yes
no
yes

Benefits of 5 Brain Abilities assessment

The Benefits…

  • Serves as a tool to start your child on the path to enjoyable learning journey.
  • A guide for you to know your child’s 5 brain abilities.
  • An insight to understand your child’s behaviour better.
  • Guidebook to nurture your child’s weakness and hone their strengths.
  • Building a strong foundation to ease your child future learning needs.
  • A guide to find suitable and effective parenting techniques for your child.
  • A guide to identify suitable learning programs for your child.
  • A guide for your child’s educators to apply suitable teaching styles and methods for your child’s effective learning needs.

Special Note

The 5 brain abilities Assessment provides information about your child’s 5 major brain abilities – Attention, Cognitive Visual, Memory, Logical Reasoning and Brain Speed. The results generated is to gauge your child’s 5 major brain abilities in a categorical scale of weak, moderate or strong.

The assessment serves as a guide to create an understanding for parents of your child’s 5 major brain abilities. Parents should bear in mind that the results generated from the assessment is not an evaluation of your child brain abilities in terms of “good” or “bad” but rather a matter of “strong”, “moderate” or “weak” because your child’s brain is still very malleable that it is still susceptible towards learning.

The categorical results from the assessment is an expression that for “STRONG” abilities, the child can be further challenge to achieve greater heights, while “MODERATE” abilities are an indication that some guidance is needed to nurture for improvements and “WEAK” abilities are an indication that lots of care, guidance and attention are needed by the parents and educators to help the child to progress better.

The limitations to the results of the assessment will be subjected to environment and locality conditioning that each individual child is expose to. It is to understand that the age dependent assessment might generate slight differ of results due to the different child’s prior knowledge and cognitive abilities based on their origin environmental conditioning. This is to say that a child of 7-year old might score well above his/her average peers because he/she is from a well develop country where education is given a high priority as compared to a 7-year old from a lower developed country.

Parents of the child taking the assessment should also be made aware that the assessment results are not an absolute as it will be subjected to external limitation such as your child’s mood or attention when doing the assessment or some technical hiccups such as struggle in using the mouse or keyboard that might occurs when doing the assessment.

Apart from the limitations mentioned above, it is to be reminded that the assessment serves as a guide for parents who wishes to discover more on their child’s brain abilities to provide better nurture and care to set the best foundation you can as a parent for your child’s future.