CogniPlus stands for increased efficiency in the training of cognitive abilities. This technically advanced software package is our response to the demand from therapists for a training system which takes account of modern psychological insights and which, by means of training programs that simulate real-life situations, helps clients to integrate their progress into everyday life. CogniPlus is a training battery which draws on the most up-to-date computer technology available to help you train cognitive functions using a multimedia approach.
In developing these training programs we have placed particular emphasis on their theory-led construction. Likewise important were the proven trainability of the underlying ability dimensions and the deficit-specific training approach.
REALISTIC CONTENT OF THE TRAINING PROGRAMS
Clients want to apply what they have learned to everyday life, and they expect to be motivated by their training program. CogniPlus helps you meet your clients' expectations, because training takes place in the context of realistic scenarios. These have been created with the aid of computer game programmers, who have generated dynamic 3-dimensional graphics all specially tailored to their specific purpose.
TRAINING FOR ALL ABILITY LEVELS
Unlike earlier computerized cognitive training programs, the CogniPlus programs can be used across the entire ability range. This opens up completely new opportunities for use alongside the traditional areas of application such as the rehabilitation of patients with brain damage. For example, CogniPlus can be used to improve the driving-related abilities of people convicted of traffic offences, to train the reaction times of those who participate in sport, or to improve the attention of children with ADHD.
AUTOMATIC ADAPTATION OF DIFFICULTY LEVEL
CogniPlus is an intelligent, interactive system which reliably identifies your clients' ability level and automatically adapts to it. This ensures that one of the central requirements of any successful training program is met: the users of the program are motivated. They are offered an efficient program which is neither too easy nor too demanding for them.
The use of CogniPlus programs creates time for you. Make use of the benefits of the software and let your clients work through their training on their own. We do, however, recommend that where children and vulnerable people are concerned progress should be closely supervised; such clients should not be left to work alone.
ASSESSMENT - TRAINING - EVALUATION
The tests of the Vienna Test System and the training procedures of CogniPlus are inter-coordinated. The training tools are based on the same theoretical models as the tests to which they correspond; this provides an efficient and theoretically sound link between assessment / training and the subsequent analysis of effectiveness.