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Resisting distraction refers to the ability to focus on a task while ignoring competing information.
Spatial awareness refers to the ability to ‘see’ (being aware of) both sides of the environment. For instance, some people may not perceive or ‘neglect’ any objects or people to the left of their own body.
Face recognition refers to the ability to recognise people by their face specifically. People with impaired face recognition may still recognise people by other features (e.g. hair colour, gait, voice).
Object recognition refers to the ability to recognise objects by sight. Someone with impaired object recognition may still recognise objects by other senses, such as touch.
Concept formation refers to the ability to make links between different pieces of information and build an overall understanding of a concept or idea.
Comprehension refers specifically to understanding spoken language by a person with normal or aided hearing.
Reading refers to the ability to pronounce common written words.
Naming is the ability to provide the correct name for an object.
Writing refers to the ability to use a pen and paper to spell single words.
Gesturing refers to the ability to communicate non-verbally using deliberate hand actions such as pointing.
Delayed memory is the ability to recall events following a short period of time.
Recognition memory involves remembering if something has been heard before after a short delay.
Short-term memory refers to the ability to recall a few words immediately after being heard.
Sustained attention is the ability to concentrate and focus on one thing for a period of time.
Visual search is the ability for a person with adequate eye-sight to find specific objects when other distracting objects are present.