What is SOI systems Cognitive Skills Training Program?
May 22,2020 by Anupma
May 22,2020 by Anupma
Cognitive skills are the ways that the brain remembers, reasons, holds attention, thinks, reads, and learns. The cognitive abilities help to process new information by taking that information and distributing it into the appropriate areas in the brain.
To know more about the same, please refer to our previous blog (what-are-cognitive-skills).
SOI stands for Structure Of Intellect – a theory of human intelligence which describes the abilities for acquiring, understanding, and processing information – the basis of human learning.
The Structure of Intellect theory was developed by Dr. J. P. Guilford. His research began in 1940 at the time of World War II. The US Army Air Corps needed to train pilots and navigators, but more than 35% of the men were unable to adequately finish the training. They called on Dr. Guilford to create a better test for selecting new recruits. Using a statistical technique called factor analysis, he constructed a selection test that reduced the failure rate to less than 5%
The Structure of Intellect model itself is called “SI”; the application of the model to education is called “SOI.”
Dr. Mary Meeker, a doctoral student of Dr. J. P. Guilford at the University of Southern California, in the 1960’s mapped the intellectual abilities needed for K-12 learning. She saw the potential of the Structure of Intellect (SI), especially for diagnosing learning difficulties.
She soon found that certain intellectual abilities were closely related to basic learning: reading, arithmetic, higher math, and creativity. These insights (gained from studies – 1962 to 1974) became the basis of the SOI Test of Learning Abilities (SOI-LA). Her research transformed a selection strategy that had proved to be successful into a training strategy that was appropriate for education.
What challenges can be overcome with this program?
SOI systems programs help to overcome the following challenges in schools:
The SOI process is simple: Assess, Identify, and Train.
The SOI system’s assessments evaluate cognition (understanding), memory, problem solving, evaluation, and creativity. Specific abilities are evaluated in these areas that relate to learning.
The SOI assessment delivers a complete profile of each individual and help to identify:
SOI system programs can train 90 specific learning abilities with the customized training – print modules and computer modules. These abilities range in difficulty in five main areas:
Having an all-inclusive, fully personalized SOI program is the best to address an individual’s unique strengths and weaknesses. Their low abilities can be improved and strong abilities can be further enhanced, creating a well-rounded individual on the path to success!
The SOI systems help students to identify problems, provide a solution, and make sure that there is improvement. The biggest advantage of using the SOI systems program is that it addresses the root cause of any learning challenges the students may have. SOI products provide customized intervention plans based on the assessments. We don’t use the cookie cutter approach for interventions. All students have a unique treatment plan which works as laying the correct foundation for a tall building. The students make irreversible, long lasting improvements in their abilities and become lifelong learners.