Cognitive Skill List

Relaying information learned or observed a few minutes ago (short-term memory). 5. Relaying information from days/weeks/months ago (long-term memory). 6. Going from one activity or environment to another (transitioning). 7. Keeping calm when getting frustrated or overstimulated (emotional regulation). 8. Creating a ...
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Cognitive Skill List

5—Always good! 4—Sometimes good 3—It just depends 2—Sometimes struggles 1—Struggles often

How is _____________________________ at the following cognitive tasks? 1. 2. 3.

Holding attention to complete an everyday task (attention)

Ability to learn information and use that information for a new activity (working memory) 4.

Relaying information learned or observed a few minutes ago (short-term memory) 5.

Relaying information from days/weeks/months ago (long-term memory) 6.

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Holding attention to learn a new task (attention)

Going from one activity or environment to another (transitioning)

Keeping calm when getting frustrated or overstimulated (emotional regulation)

Creating a short-term plan without writing it down and sticking to it (abstract planning)

Remembering the ultimate goal of the steps currently being performed vs. forgetting why one is doing the tasks (holding a goal in mind) 10. Not getting distracted by sensory input, such as noises (attention/regulation) 11. Being able to consider several solutions to a problem, rather than the first one that comes to mind

12. Expressing thoughts, needs, concerns, and desires. (e.g. verbally, sign language, writing, alternative communication) 13. Understanding verbal communication (receptive communication) 14. Being able to identify the specific reason why one is upset, frustrated, or anxious 15. Thinking before doing (impulsivity) 16. Thinking before responding to a question (impulsivity) 17. Thinking hypothetically (abstract thought) 18. Keeping calm in the moment so as to remember the plan (or a “good choice”) and implement it (emotional regulation) 19. Handling unexpected changes in the plan or the routine (flexibility, emotional regulation) 20. Being flexible when the reason for a change is explained and understood (problem-solving, flexibility, emotional regulation) 21. Interpreting situations and conversations accurately hours/days/months later (regulation/short-term memory) 22. Being aware of how one is coming across during social situations, in the moment (regulation, social skills) 23. Understanding/acknowledging social mistakes or how one’s behavior affects others after it has been explained (problem-solving, social skills) 24. Appreciating another’s point of view regarding a subject (flexibility) 25. Ability to socialize and have a conversation (social skills)

EF –Involves Executive Functioning