Lafayette Instrument Logo
Lafayette Instrument Logo

RELATED CATEGORIES
Cognitive Rehabilitation

ATTENTION: SELECTIVE (SELECT) MODULE

Model 65313

Attention: Selective (SELECT) Module
 
   
 

DETAILS

ABILITY AND DIMENSION

The SELECT training program trains selective attention - the ability to respond quickly to relevant stimuli and to suppress inappropriate responses.

THEORY

A selective attention training program should help the client to distinguish rapidly between relevant and irrelevant aspects of a task. Most selective attention tasks require a quick decision within a set of stimuli in which the relevant and irrelevant items are clearly defined.

SETTING AND TASK

The subject drives in a small mine wagon through a ghost train environment. Relevant and irrelevant stimuli (optical, acoustic or cross-modal) suddenly emerge from the darkness. The subject's task is to respond only to relevant stimuli. If he responds late to a relevant stimulus or fails to respond at all, negative feedback is given in the form of a crash of thunder and a flash of lightning. If the subject responds in error to an irrelevant stimulus, the figure or the sound source is illuminated in red.

TRAINING FORMS

The SELECT training program consists of three training forms. The S1 training form trains selective attention in the visual modality (strange creatures appear in the tunnel). S2 is the acoustic training form, in which the subject's task is to respond to relevant sounds. In the S3 training form the subject is instructed to respond to specific stimulus combinations (figures which make particular noises).

DIFFICULTY STRUCTURE

There are 10 difficulty levels for each training form. SELECT adapts to the client's ability level in two ways. Firstly, the number of relevant or irrelevant stimuli increases or decreases. Secondly, at each difficulty level the maximum permitted reaction time adapts to the speed of the subject's reactions. Thus for a skilled subject the carriage gets faster after the first few responses. This ensures that from the outset the training program is optimally adapted to the client's ability and is never either too easy or too difficult for the subject.

NOTE

The SELECT training program can also be used with patients with impairments of the visual field. The instructions are then displayed on only one side of the screen. The relevant and irrelevant stimuli, too, are only presented on one half of the screen.

ACCESSORIES

REQUIRED ACCESSORIES

CogniPlus Main Software (CPS) Image

CogniPlus Main Software (CPS)
Model 65300

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.

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

Perception and Attention Functions: Selective Attention - WAFS - 7 Year License Image

Perception and Attention Functions: Selective Attention - WAFS - 7 Year License
Model 64122

Test battery for the assessment of selective attention.

CONTACT US

Lafayette Instrument Company
3700 Sagamore Pkwy N
Lafayette, IN 47904

Phone: (765) 423-1505
Fax: (765) 423-4111
info@lafayetteinstrument.com

 

Home | Products | Support | About | Sitemap | Privacy

Copyright © 2009 - 2017 Lafayette Instrument Company. All Rights Reserved.


Top

PRODUCT SEARCH

Use this form to search for products from the Lafayette Instrument Online Family.



CONTACT US

Lafayette Instrument Company
3700 Sagamore Pkwy N
Lafayette, IN 47904

Phone: (765) 423-1505
Fax: (765) 423-4111

info@lafayetteinstrument.com

Copyright © 2009 - 2017 Lafayette Instrument Company. All Rights Reserved.