Challenging Our Minds (COM)

COM is based upon scientific research to enhance the cognitive skills necessary for optimal functioning with academics and daily life. • Attention Skills Our Attention Skillsenhances one's ability to keep track with every detail of the thing going on around us. Enhanced concentration results in improved listening and seeing abilities. Attention skills work better not just when alert, but also in relaxed and when focusing our thoughts on what we are doing.

Executive Skills:

Executive skills are brain skills that help us to organize and use information.When the information in our brain' is better organized then we can think better and to do things more efficiently. Executive skills develop instinctive organising of things helping us to draw out better plans and work them out effortlessly.

Memory Skills:

Most people think of memory skills as just your ability to recall. However the skills that your brain uses to actually store the information play perhaps the biggest part of being able to remember. Those skills are memory skills too. The better use of organized information the better and easier it will be later for you to recall it.

Visuospatial Skills:

Visuospatial skills enhance powers of understanding and imagination. These are the skills that enable us to recognize a square, triangle, pyramid or even something so complex as another person's face. However you don't have to use vision to use visuospatial skills.

Problem Solving Skills:

Problem solving skills trains you analyse the facts in a systematic manner to arrive at logical conclusion needed for solving a problem at a given situation. Problem solving is part of everyday routine and the solvers also use their Attention and Executive skills together to organise, analyse and resolve a problem.

Communication Skills:

Communication skills allow a person to send and receive information. Communication Skills comprises gestures writing, speaking, reading and listening. In this module, most exercises allow you to listen as many times as you want so you can be sure of what you have heard.

Psychosocial Skills:

Psychosocial skills help us to interact with other people in a way so that we can sense their emotions and feelings and let them know our own emotions and feelings. These skills work together with communication skills. Psychosocial skills also help us to decide what is good behaviour is and what is not. Psychosocial skills can help us to win better friends and to get along better to everyone.