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From: Phil Teare
Date: Oct 31, 2006 3:00AM


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> ...fantastic if you can't read, for others the same symbol can mean
> different things - or is it "transfer"?



I'd say this would be visual recognition. Which would also be linked to
Spatial Awareness, and nonverbal reasoning.

Phil Teare
www.textictalk.com



On 31/10/06, Emma Duke-Williams < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
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> You've probably thought of this under the "Encoding" section - but the
> difficulty in understanding symbols - while symbols for some are
> fantastic if you can't read, for others the same symbol can mean
> different things - or is it "transfer"? - e.g. is a door the entrance
> to something exciting - as often happens in adventure type games, or
> the exit from the software ...
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> On 10/30/06, 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)
> >
> > * 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)
> >
> >
> > 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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