Super Charge
Student Brain Power
The Science Behind
CogniMoves® Supports
Learning In The Classroom
CogniMoves® integrates research findings from cognitive science, kinesiology, auditory neuroscience, developmental psychology, and occupational therapy into a fun and engaging classroom tool, designed to combine thinking (cognition) with moving to a musical beat that challenges and improves students’ self-regulation, attention, memory, response inhibition and cognitive flexibility.
Strengthens Executive Function
Executive Function skills are a foundational element in learning, behavior, and achievement in the classroom1-7. Our pilot school studies show increased Executive Function skills in K-3 students who use CogniMoves® in class.
Increases Self-Regulation
Teachers use CogniMoves® to improve students’ abilities to self-regulate, ease classroom transitions & refocus. Since it is designed to be used as a class, it is a socially-cohesive experience that encourages students to support one another in their cognitive, social, and motor growth.
Increases Academic Achievement
Improvements in Executive Function and self-regulation set students up for success throughout their schooling8-10. Executive Function skills are the foundation for goal-directed behavior, learning and task completion11,12, as well as supporting imagination, problem-solving, and creativity13,14. This all leads to long-term improvement in math and reading skills9,10.
Builds Foundational Motor Skills
Fundamental Motor Skills are correlated with child development and learning capabilities22-24. Practicing complex, intentional movements to music, CogniMoves® supports motor skills while using those motor skills to improve Executive Function and self-regulation skills.
Executive Function
Executive Function skills are the brain’s abilities to hold onto and work with information, focus thinking, filter distractions, and switch gears15. Executive Function is a robust predictor of the ability to learn, academic achievement, and life-long success1- 7. Executive Function skills are critical for early cognitive-social development and support higher cognitive processes9,10.
Self-Regulation
Self-regulation is the ability to monitor and control your emotions and behaviors16. Behavioral self-regulation involves the everyday application of Executive Function skills (e.g., attention, self-regulation, working memory, inhibitory control)8. Self-regulation skills are at the heart of social-emotional learning and support building strong relationships17,18. Self-Regulation predicts academic and social achievement across a lifetime9,10.
Academic and Life Success
Executive Function and self-regulation predict academic achievement and life success8-10. Greater Executive Function and self-regulation skills lead to fewer academic struggles across subjects19,20and fewer social problems17,18. Improving these skills early puts students on a higher learning curve, setting students up for greater success21.
Role of Movement
Early childhood is a critical period for the development of fundamental motor skills as well as Executive Function22. Fundamental motor skills include locomotor and fine motor skills, balance, weight shift, core strength, rotational ability, unilateral and bilateral coordination. Fundamental motor skill acquisition is strongly associated with the development of neuromotor, cognitive, social, and emotional aspects in childhood22. All of these are correlated with child development and learning capabilities22-24. CogniMoves® uses this relationship to reinforce Executive Function and self-regulation development through challenging, intentional movement to music.