In this section
Reasoning and abstract thinking skills help us
to understand abstract concepts and generalise our skills to
different situations. Reasoning and abstract thinking can be
difficult for children who have experienced a brain
Reasoning and abstract thinking belong to a
collection of cognitive (thinking) skills that are often
referred to as 'executive functions' or 'higher level thinking
skills'. They allow us to understand concepts that are abstract or
not immediately obvious, and to generalise knowledge and skills to
The following list outlines some of the common
difficulties that may be seen on an everyday basis that could
indicate problems in this area:
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