How to get it to the fullest

Each child has a series of abilities and a personal style of development different from the others. Therefore, it is essential to know the evolutionary moment of each one, discover their talents and thus give them an adequate educational response so that they get yield to butt.

How do I know if my son is developing all the abilities he has innate and all his intelligence? Through a series of tests and an adequate follow-up, the teacher and the family can have a fairly accurate perception of the faculties, aptitudes and deficiencies of the child in order to enhance their talents and help them in what they find most difficult.

"It would be a remarkable delay to continue writing with the Olivetti of a lifetime and refuse to use the computer that requires knowledge, continuous study to be up to date with new programs and ability to select as much information as can be found on the network for example" , says Pilar Martín Lobo, director of the Institute of Neuropsychology and Education for Development.


In the classroom: how to get it to the fullest

One of the most rewarding things for teachers at the beginning of the course is to know each child in depth, their problems, their aptitudes etc ... "Many times it is thought that this is impossible but it is not true, through a series of neuropsychological tests and psychopedagogical to each student, the teacher can know during the first month of class how is the classroom, which group is better, which is at a medium level and which children need more support and also, in what kind of subjects ", explains Pilar Martín Lobo.

Once children are known in the classroom, programs that are included in the ordinary course of the class for each individual student can be applied. "Personalized education is not limited to personal tutoring with each child or with parents, it is much more: the child develops all his capacities in the classroom, in the family, in his social relationships. the environment of the child to get it to maximize all its powers, "says this doctor in Psychology.


It is important that the child advances both from a academic plane as from a personal level and to know him in the current moment in which he is. Maybe a child, who in a previous course was in a certain way, change their attitudes and behavior in the next course (either better or worse). For this reason, it is vital to know that evolutionary moment of the child.

Individual tests

The child learns from all its aspects: his general intelligence, nonverbal intelligence, verbal intelligence, abstract reasoning, his numerical and spatial skills. From a series of tests, you can know what your level of knowledge is in order to develop your full potential.

"For example, through the tests and tests we perform, we detect that children confuse the p with the b in the first grade of primary school (before, in childhood it can also be perceived.) Thus, it is discovered that group of children have spatial problems and the teacher can apply a specific program for that group in the classroom ", explains Pilar Martín.


Let us take as an example some of the orientations to reinforce the spatial aptitude in the classroom for this group of students: reinforce the automatic recognition from right to left in itself, in the objects and in the others; perform various activities on itineraries, labyrinths or plans in space; identify errors of similar drawings; make geometric bodies from a template, models and structures etc ...

Imagine, for example, that from the tests and tests, a group of students who need more reinforcement in their verbal intelligence is detected. A program to develop this variant would be applied in the classroom: oral repetition of a column of words after observing it for a certain time; oral or written reproduction of phrases that have been exposed to the student for a time; complete familiar words that lack a letter or syllable etc ...

Primary education

In this school stage it is essential to know several aspects of children. Thus, in First we must ensure the basis for acquiring basic instrumental techniques such as reading, writing and calculation. In this way, a series of neuropsychological, vision and hearing, motor, laterality, touch, language and memory tests.

In the third year of primary school it is necessary to analyze the child's reading processes and their possible intervention. After the reading processes, students' aptitudes must be studied, at a time when they are facing a new level of content study.

In Fifth grade it is time to know how the student begins to use appropriate study habits and methods. The goal is to be guided during the 5th and 6th grades of Primary School, so that they can go on to Secondary Education with good study habits.It is an age in which you can begin to see, with a certain degree of reliability, the personality characteristics that the student is developing.

School failure

In the opinion of this doctor in Psychology, school failure does not mean that my son "does not serve to study, or that he has a hard time studying". It is given, as also most of the current pedagogical currents point out, by a series of circumstances that have developed in the child, both personal, academic and social, and have failed to detect them in time to bring them back.

"The child, like the human being, is a compendium of many facets, and you have to know how to discover when you are from the personal point of view as an intellectual." From there, you must stimulate your talents and reinforce what you want. It is more expensive, with the aim of creating balanced children to be happier and responsible adults, "says Pilar Martín.

Alejandra Márquez

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