Students, Soldiers, Sales Personnel—Cognitive Training Benefits Everyone!
You may be wondering, “Do I need cognitive training? What kinds of people benefit from it?” The first thing to know is that it isn’t just for people who feel there’s something “wrong” with them—nobody is perfect, and we all grow in different directions and develop our own sets of strengths and weaknesses. Critical Thinking for Success trains you to eliminate those weaknesses and hone your strengths.
Whether you want to be a more effective planner and organizer, or learn better social skills for relationships and negotiations, or improve your memory, math skills, or reading speed, we can help. Have a look at just a few of the many diverse backgrounds our clients come from.
Business and Career Skills
Most commonly, our clients come to us looking to apply our services to their work lives. They come from all areas of business—marketing, sales, management, design, and more, from a wide variety of industries and company sizes.
The potential benefits you can reap from our training in your work life are many. We’ll improve your social skills for better sales and negotiations, your planning skills for better strategizing, your time management skills for better workflow and work/life balance, your leadership skills for better team management, and so much more.
Often, clients have specific goals or areas of improvement in mind. Networking more effectively, increasing productivity, hitting sales targets, being more confident during presentations—these are missions that can be accomplished by training up the relevant cognitive skills, and the training regimen that we draft for you will be customized around those personal goals.
Academics and Learning How to Learn
Students are another large part of our client base. It should come as no surprise that developing your cognitive skills improves your academic performance. These skills are the building blocks not only for performing the more complex cognitive operations presented in academic exercises, but also for developing the good study habits that help you learn.
Many students seem to think of their strengths and weaknesses as just reflecting their natural talents or flaws—they’re good at reading and bad at math, or good at math but bad at drawing, etc. What this really reflects is that some of their cognitive skills are more developed than others.
By training skills including shape recognition, tracking, and short-term memory, we build reading speed and comprehension. By training skills such as categorization, rule induction, and abstract logic, we make math easier. And by working with you on the cognitive skills that help you manage your time, understand new concepts, and retain information, we help you figure out how to learn and study effectively, so you can take control of your education going forward.
Athletics and Military
In addition to business and academics, Critical Thinking for Success also boosts the performance of both military personnel and athletes.
This may seem like an odd pairing, but the more closely you examine them, the more correlations you see, especially in team sports. They develop and rely on the same core skills including leadership and team management, strategic planning, awareness of one’s surroundings, focus, physical performance, and more. This makes sense when you consider how sports originated in ancient times as training and proving grounds for military service.
Those shared core skills are some of the same skills that Critical Thinking for Success helps you hone.
Take marksmanship, for example. By focusing in on cognitive skills like shape recognition, environmental acuity, field discrimination, motor integration, and tracking, we’ve trained military teams to vastly improve their marksmanship and perform better in competitions. We use similar training to help athletes hit their target as well, whether they’re passing a football, shooting a basket, or loosing an arrow.
Building up core cognitive abilities also improves other skills used by soldiers and athletes alike. Abstract and concrete logic assist in strategizing and reacting to changes. Environmental awareness and tracking help to stay focused while remaining aware of changes or threats in your immediate surroundings. Other cognitive skills build discipline, teamwork, and effective training habits.
Seniors, Parents, and More
This is far from everyone we serve, though. Our services also help:
- Seniors who want to keep their minds sharp as they age
- People diagnosed with ADHD and other diagnoses, especially children, who want to learn to more effectively deal with the challenges they face and better navigate the world
- Parents who want learn how to be better coaches and teachers for their kids
- Head injury patients who worry that their therapy isn’t helping them as much as it should
These are only a few examples, though. No matter who you are or what your background, you can benefit from using cognitive training to hone your mind and learn to more effectively tackle the task at hand, whatever it might be.