|Compublox is a brain-training program that improves concentration, processing speed, visual and auditory memory, and logical thinking. Compublox is suitable for children aged 9 up to adults. Unlike Audiblox, it is not suitable for children younger than 9, and also not for children of any age with low abilities. For children with reading and learning difficulties, Compublox is best used as a supplement to Audiblox.|
To a great extent, a human being's learning ability determines his quality of life. A student's ability to learn influences his grades, the quality of his education, and the choices he has for a career. The employee's ability to learn has a significant impact on his employment, promotion prospects and overall income or business success. When retirement age arrives, a well-functioning mind can ward off degenerative brain diseases and age-related mental decline.
Research has shown that cognitive skills are a determining factor of an individual's learning ability. Cognitive abilities allow us to process the sensory information we collect. These include our ability to analyze, evaluate, retain information, recall experiences, make comparisons, and determine action.
Many children become frustrated and find schoolwork difficult because they do not have the cognitive skills required to process information properly. Many employees find themselves stuck in dead-end jobs that do not tap into their true vocational potential due to weak cognitive skills.
Although cognitive skills have an innate component, the bulk of cognitive skills are learned. They can be practiced and improved with the right training. Weak cognitive skills can be strengthened, and normal cognitive skills can be enhanced to increase ease and performance in learning.
What is Compublox?
Compublox is a brain-training software program, compatible with Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista/7 in 32- and 64-bit editions. It consists of eight challenging exercises, aimed at practicing and strengthening fundamental cognitive skills:
- Accurate perception;
- Visual discrimination, synthesis and analysis;
- Auditory discrimination, synthesis and analysis;
- Sensory register, especially iconic memory;
- Visual memory;
- Auditory memory;
- Short-term and working memory;
- Long-term memory;
- Logical thinking.
- Suitable for schoolchildren aged 9 and older, students, business people, and the elderly.
- Challenging exercises – the exercises are automatically adapted to the cognitive level of the learner.
- The "free play" mode can be used to address specific cognitive skills and deficits.
- Each license of the Compublox home edition software entitles the purchaser to install the software on one personal computer to be used by two, five or ten learners.
- Concentration is the ability to pay attention to one single thought or subject to the exclusion of everything else.
Improving the ability to concentrate allows a person to avoid the problems, embarrassment, and difficulties that occur when the mind wanders. Better concentration makes studying easier and speeds up comprehension. It enables one to take advantage of the social and business opportunities that arise when individuals are fully attuned to the world around them. It helps one to focus on one's goals and achieve them more easily.
- Visual and auditory perception are the processes of recognizing and interpreting information received through the senses of sight and sound. Deficits in visual perception can hinder a person's ability to make sense of information received through the eyes, while deficits in auditory perception interfere with an individual's ability to analyze or make sense of information received through the ears. Many children and adults find their reading speed to be inadequate as a result of underlying perceptual deficits.
By improving accuracy and speed of perception, one is able to absorb and process information accurately and quickly. Reading speed will also improve and reading problems can be overcome.
- Memory is probably the most important of all cognitive functions. Short-term memory or working memory lasts from a few seconds to a minute or so, and can be compared to the control tower of a major airport, responsible for scheduling and coordinating all incoming and outgoing flights. A poor short-term memory may lead to difficulties in processing, understanding and organization.
By improving one's short-term memory, one is better able to process, understand and organize incoming information.
- Long-term memory is the ability to store information and later retrieve it, and lasts from a minute or so to weeks or even years. From long-term memory you can recall general information about the world that you learned on previous occasions, memory for specific past experiences, specific rules previously learned, and the like.
Research has shown that, on average, within 24 hours one forgets 80% of what one has learned. By improving long-term memory schoolchildren and students are able to store and retrieve information more effectively.
- Visual memory is a person's ability to remember what he has seen, while auditory memory is a person's ability to remember what he has heard. Various researchers have stated that as much as eighty percent of all learning takes place through the eye. Needless to say, improving visual memory will have a tremendous effect on a person's learning ability. The same is true of improving auditory memory.
- Logical thinking is a learned process in which one uses reasoning consistently to arrive at a conclusion. The ability to think logically allows a person to reject quick and easy answers, such as "I don't know," or "this is too difficult," by empowering him to delve deeper into his thinking processes and understand better the methods used to arrive at a solution. It has been shown that training in logical thinking processes makes a person brighter.
- In the later years of life, lack of concentration, the inability to focus, and memory loss are common problems that accompany us. Compublox helps to recapture the ability to process, retain and analyze information.
- The more one practices the Compublox exercises, the better the results that one can achieve. Competence in any skill comes through practice over a period of time, and this system is no exception.
- Compublox is usually effective if a person practices four to five times a week for 20-30 minutes at a time.
- After six to eight weeks one can expect to start seeing visible results. However, some individuals may require more practice than others to achieve results.
- As there is no limit to human potential, the ideal is to continue with the program for as long as possible.
Since I have been 15 years old I struggled with liver disease and the effects of too much ammonia in my body which effects brain function. Three years ago I received a liver transplant, having the disease for that long left me with symptoms of dyslexia and memory loss, so badly I didn't feel I could ever function near normal again.
My son was tutored in Audiblox for one summer by a tutor. It improved his skills then and he now studies with greater ease and at higher grade level. When I recovered physically from my surgery, the tutor told me of the Compublox computer program.
It has been a blessing in this simple woman's life. I received hope again and have become a better person because of it.
I want you to know what you do has far and wide repercussions. I believe you and all your co-workers who keep this program running have helped many people in their efforts to become whole again. Thank you for the part you play in all our lives. Bev, ND, USA.
Compublox is an excellent computer program through which various skills, that are indispensable for the learning process, can be practiced and mastered. I use the program for a young boy whom I homeschool and the improvement in his concentration, as well as his short and long-term memory is astounding! He thoroughly enjoys the program and can scarcely wait to start his daily practice session. He also finds it very interesting and challenging because the level of difficult is continually adjusted in accordance with his progress. I would like to recommend Compublox to any learner. Both strong and weak learners benefit equally because the exercise material is presented in a differentiated way. — Louis Swart, teacher.
Compublox improved my son's attention, memory, and logic skills. I also noticed a leap in his ability to read larger words, which I attributed to the Flashing exercise. However, all the exercises in the program are useful for anyone who wants to improve their brainpower. — Cindy, parent.
My observation of old people over a period of many years has convinced me of the importance of keeping one's mind active and fit. For that reason I do mental exercises every day. Compublox is a very important part of my exercise program. I have no doubt that Compublox will help me to remain clear-headed and retain a reliable and good memory to a ripe old age. — J.S., 64 years.
Jacques (11) is in Grade 5/6 at Anchor Christian Academy. Thanks to Compublox, Jacques' progress is simply phenomenal, attaining an average of 95.47%, despite the standard at Anchor being extremely high. We are so convinced of Compublox helping to improve learning that our younger son Theo (7) is also utilizing the program with excellent results. — Theuns Erasmus, parent.