Cognitive Learning

ability to process information, reason, remember, and relate

4 Cognitive Stages for Child Development

  • This is the child's ability to learn and solve problems. For example, this includes a two-month-old baby learning to explore the environment with hands or eyes or a five-year-old learning how to do simple math problems.
  • The four stages are sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete, and formal operations.

What does it look like?

Every academic activity a child participates in requires strong, efficient underlying learning skills if it is to be completed successfully. Many children become frustrated and find schoolwork difficult because they do not have the cognitive skills required to process information properly. For these children, additional schoolwork, homework, or special attention not specifically addressing underlying cognitive skill weakness will simply compound the frustration and intensify the reading problems and learning difficulty.

Advice for concerned parents.

Many children go through this and it is not a problem that is your fault. Many parents have online support groups. Go ahead and google it and find a support group.