Verbal reasoning refers to the cognitive skill used to derive information from spoken or written words and use it to take action. Because this skill relies on language, Broca’s area is engaged along with different parts of the frontal lobe. Other brain areas may be engaged depending on the task being performed.
People may have trouble with this cognitive skill due to a wide range of reasons. For example, strokes and brain injuries damage the brain tissue, which can cause a person to have cognitive problems. Mental health conditions, such as depression or psychosis can cause resulting cognitive problems and interfere with this language related skill. Other medical conditions that can cause a person to have trouble with verbal reasoning include learning disabilities and age-related disorders.
Like any cognitive skill, it can be improved by working on it. People can work on this skill by playing word games and puzzles, reading engaging stores, writing creatively, and learning new words. Additionally, someone can opt to use a digital cognitive therapy tool to practice verbal reasoning skills. Working on this important cognitive offers several benefits:
Do you have a client that needs to improve their verbal reasoning skills? HappyNeuron Pro allows clinicians to design and develop customized exercise plans to help their patients to practice verbal reasoning skills. Get started with a free trial of HappyNeuron Pro to help your patient practice their verbal reasoning skills today!
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