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Re: Functional Cognitive Disabilities

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From: Phil Teare
Date: Oct 30, 2006 5:10PM


Perceptive?
Such as Irens syndrome, where it is likely that the dyfunction is somewhere
between sense, and working memory.

Phil

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On 30/10/06, Paul R. Bohman < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
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> I'm trying to compile a list of functional cognitive disabilities. I'm
> not referring to clinical or medical categories, but to the conditions
> and/or limitations that affect a person's ability to use internet
> content. Here is a preliminary list. Please add to it, comment on it,
> correct it, or otherwise help me compile a more complete and more
> accurate list:
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> * MEMORY
> (e.g. short term memory loss & other memory deficits)
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> * ATTENTION
> (e.g. difficulty concentrating, focusing, or paying attention)
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> * PROBLEM SOLVING
> (e.g. difficulty recovering from errors, difficulty figuring out new or
> unexpected situations)
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> * ABSTRACTION
> (e.g. difficulty with non-literal language and/or concepts)
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> * SENSORY PERCEPTION
> (e.g. deficiencies in the brain's ability to perceive and/or encode
> information received through vision or hearing)
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> * LANGUAGE PROCESSING
> (e.g. reading disorders, dyslexia, etc.)
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> * ENCODING
> (e.g. difficulty with certain forms of information or media, such as
> text only, and/or the need for multiple methods of encoding, such as
> audio and illustrations)
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> * TRANSFER
> (e.g. Difficulties in connecting or associating knowledge or ideas; for
> example, not being able to apply a principle learned in one situation to
> a new, similar situation)
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> So, what do you think? What would you add, delete, or change?
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> Paul R. Bohman
> Administrative Faculty, College of Education & Human Development
> Lead Architect of Web Services, Office of Technology Support
> Technology Coordinator, Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities
> George Mason University
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