Date: Thursday 20th May, 2021
2. These pre-academic cognitive skills undergo rapid development in the early childhood years. However, not all children develop these skills evenly and weaknesses may persist well beyond the preschool years, affecting how a child performs in school later in life.
3. Pre-academic cognitive skills can be strengthened through exercises that target the processing accuracy and speed of specific brain networks. For example, to improve pre-academic cognitive skills for optimal language development, the brain needs to be trained to process auditory processing information rapidly. From the use of parentese in young babies to phonological activities in preschoolers to structured computerised training using brain games designed by neuroscientists, we can improve rapid auditory processing and accelerate language and literacy development.
Ms Cheryl Chia, Founder and Director, BrainFit®
With more than 20 years’ experience in brain fitness training, Ms Cheryl Chia 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, Singapore 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, the Child Guidance Clinic, schools and international brain-based learning conferences. 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.
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Could you please inform me whether the webinar participation included certification or not?
Hello Zahra, at the moment we do not provide certification.
We will look at this for the future.
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I am a lawyer, mediator and arbitrator. And this webinars give to me a lot of learning to improve my work as a mediator, to understand how brain works and how help parties and myself to handle high emotions. Thank you, thank you….
I found the webinar very informative. I teach in further education so I am very interested in improving the mindset and achievements of older learners, post 16 year olds.
I am particularly interested in reading, writing and memory of older learners. It was heartening to learn that mind set was trainable in older learners.
Thank you very much. It was the first webinar I have attended and I will sign up for others based on this positive experience. Thank you again!
Irene, I am glad that you enjoyed it. By the way we have a new Reading Comprehension programme for older students coming out at the end of this month.