Week 11 Cognitive Engagements – Brain Stim, LLC

Week 11 Cognitive Engagements

Cognitive Engagements of the Day

Remember it is not important whether theses activities are easy or difficult.

What matters is the participant goes through the steps. Throughout the week

they will engage in numerous cognitive processes that will help

build and strengthen their cognitive reserve and increase neuro-plasticity.


Cognitive Engagement

Kit Supplies Needed:

Notebook Paper

Pen (see below for color)

Instructions:

  • Pick a pen color that is patriotic.
  • Write the words God Bless America at the top of the paper.
  • Make as many words can you make using the letters in the phrase.

Comments:

2-letter words are okay.

AP: To increase the difficulty, change the number of letters each new word must contain.


Cognitive Engagement

Kit Supplies Needed:

none

Instructions:

  • Clap your hands in front of you.
  • Cross your arms like an “X” and pat the top of your thighs.
  • Clap your hands in front of you.
  • Cross your arms like an “x” and touch your shoulders.
  • The sequence is clap – cross arms – touch thighs – clap – cross arms – touch shoulders.
  • See how many times you can follow this pattern without goofing.

Comments:

AP: Try doing it fast, then slow, then fast again all in the same attempt.  Switch it up and touch thighs (with arms crossed), shoulders (with arms uncrossed), then clap last. Continue alternating patterns you decide on.

This is tricky. Do this with them. Laugh together, don’t correct, when a mistake is made.


Cognitive Engagement

Kit Supplies Needed:

Pipe Cleaners

Instructions:

  • Spell your first name out loud.
  • Using the pipe cleaners, form each of the letters in your name.
  • Gently mix up the letters.
  • Lay them in a straight line in front of you.
  • Close your eyes and try to spell your name by feeling the letters.

Comments:

AP: This is a difficult exercise so do not expect it to be exactly right. If this is impossible for them to get any of these correct with their eyes closed, ask them to do it with their eyes open. Spell their last name and do the exercise again for an additional cognitive boost.


Cognitive Engagement

Kit Supplies Needed:

Cones

Geoboard

Instructions:

  • Turn the geoboard so the pegs are showing.
  • Put the orange cone in the bottom left corner.
  • Put the red cone in the top left corner.
  • Put the green cone in the top right corner.
  • Put the blue cone in the bottom right corner.
  • Put the yellow cone to your nondominant side.
  • With your nondominant hand, touch the top of each cone on the board beginning with the blue cone.
  • As you touch each cone, say the color of the cone that comes next.
  • After you get back to the blue cone, switch hands and redo the exercise.

Comments:

AP: Go as slowly or as fast with the directions as they need you to.


Cognitive Engagement

Kit Supplies Needed:

Dry Erase Folder

Dry Erase Marker

Instructions:

  • AP: Write abbreviations listed below on the folder one at a time.
  • Give hints as needed.
  • Erase the abbreviation before adding a new one.
  • What do you think these abbreviations stand for?

ROFL: Rolling on (the) floor laughing

ICYMI: In case you missed it

TL;DR: Too long, didn’t read

LMK: Let me know

NVM: Nevermind

TGIF: Thank goodness it’s Friday

TBH: To be honest

TBF: To be frank

RN: Right now

QOTD: Quote of the day

OOTD: Outfit of the day

BRB: Be right back

BTW: By the way

LOL: Laugh out loud

TTYL: Talk to you later

HMU: Hit me up

FWIW: For what it’s worth

IMO: In my opinion

IMHO: In my humble opinion

IDK: I don’t know

TBA: To be announced

TBD: To be decided

Comments:

This can be a silly exercise when you use your imagination!


Cognitive Engagement

Nostalgia, Notes & Neurons


Cognitive Engagement

Nostalgia, Notes & Neurons