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| Published: September 25, 2016

Building Capacity to Improve Child Cognitive Skills: A Case Study

Pooja Verma

Consult Psychologist, Mewar University, Ghaziabad, Utter Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Pubalin Das

Professor, Mewar University, Ghaziabad, Utter Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.185/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.185

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The term capacity building has been utilized as a part of strategies and process which can enhance cognitive skills. Apart from capacity building, this study investigated the role of cognitive technique to improve child outcomes through thinking strategies. The childhood years are critical for human development.  It is the time when the brain develops most rapidly and a large number of children’s development take place and it is estimated that over 200 million children under 5 years of age are unable to attain their full developmental potential. Studies suggest that young children are quite limited in their knowledge about cognitive phenomena—or in their Meta cognition—and do relatively little monitoring of their own memory, comprehension, and other cognitive enterprises.
The participant in the present study is from the nuclear family. As per the parents and teacher’s remark the child thinking process was below average. After doing the assessment the intervention was to develop standard procedure of thinking strategy areas that were assigned to 1 of 4 areas: Memory (e.g., measures associative memory through five item),Concept development (e.g., it included object concept and relational concepts), Reasoning (entail insight and using deductive  and inductive logic), problem solving (it is related to arithmetic or quantitative situation). The treatment was evaluated by assessing the child again and qualitatively by means of interview with child, parents and teacher .The results shows that increase in the children’s cognitive skills through different thinking strategies.
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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.185/20160304

10.25215/0304.185

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016