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Originally Broadcasted on

15th September 2022

Thank you to all who attended our webinar last week with Ms Cheryl Chia.

Here are the 3 key takeaways: 

1) Cognitive skills vs Intelligence:

  • Cognitive skills are needed for intelligence but also distinctly separate skills.
  • Cognitive skills are especially important for receiving and processing information. 

2) Examples of cognitive skills:

  • Attention
  • Perception – Visual & Auditory
  • Impulse inhibition
  • Working memory
  • Sequencing
  • Processing speed
  • Cognitive flexibility
  • Pattern recognition
  • Reasoning 

3) Strategies to boost cognitive skills: 

  • Holistic training of various cognitive skills from 0-6years – Early years best time to strengthen cognitive skills
  • Target training to individual’s learning needs – Understand your child’s cognitive needs
  • Level up exercises over time- Use 80/20 rule

Ms Cheryl Chia

With more than 20 years’ experience in brain fitness training, Cheryl is an accomplished physiotherapist, who is also the founder of BrainFit, an entity that specialises in scientific brain fitness training. Cheryl holds a Master Degree in Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland, Australia. She was awarded a full scholarship from KK Hospital and was also the overall coordinator for paediatric neurology physiotherapy there. She has lectured in Nanyang Polytechnic and is a much sought-after speaker, including at events organised by MediaCorp-SMART Parents, the Child Guidance Clinic and schools. She is a frequent invited guest on Parenting Made Easy Radio 93.8, where she shares her expertise on brain fitness to help parents raise smarter and more resilient children. Cheryl is also an author and a mother to two young girls.