• Psychosocial Guidance

ECOG – Cognitive Stimulation

In the Cognitive Stimulation Program (ECOG), the intervention focuses on people’s intellectual faculties. The performance of these faculties is often conditioned by other elements external to the person and his environment, especially those that have to do with stimuli, and not only those of stimuli of cognitive type, but also those related to affectivity.

Through cognitive stimulation, previously learned skills are reinforced and new patterns of cognitive functioning are established.

In ECOG, stimulation activities are carried out with the main objective of preserving and developing cognitive, psychomotor and aging prevention skills, thus improving the autonomy of people with intellectual disabilities. The cognitive training is individual and personalized, and is carried out through analog media and approved digital platforms.

The objectives of the programme are:

  • Improve the cognitive functioning of people with intellectual disabilities, manifested in functions such as attention, memory, orientation or performance.

  • Prevent the appearance of early cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease in people with intellectual disabilities.

  • Promote the rehabilitation and improvement of the quality of life of persons with intellectual disabilities and their families.

  • Stimulate cognitive areas where there is a deficit so that the deterioration is less significant.

  • Reinforce other cognitive areas where it is not difficult to compensate for deficits.

  • Preserve the autonomy of the person, teaching strategies and resources.

  • Avoid or reduce concerns about cognitive deficits.

  • Encourage and maximize self-control to improve self-esteem and mood.