Gist reasoning is all about picking which pieces of information matter, and which don’t. Below are some Scenarios and collections of terms — some of the items matter to the Scenario, some of them don’t. Follow the instructions for each Scenario. You can either print out the pages, or you can just write it all down — writing it out by hand is good, because it exercises your brain in helpful ways. You may want to show it to someone who has better daily functioning skills than you, to see if you’re on track.*
- Scenario 1 – Picnic in the Park
- Scenario 2 – Getting Ready for Work
- Scenario 3 – Picnic in the Park – What Would Others Say?
- Scenario 4 – Getting Ready for Work – What Would Others Say?
*Please note: These exercises are for “entertainment” purposes only, and no guarantee is made about their ability to improve your gist reasoning abilities. I am not a formally trained educational instruction designer. I have conducted trainings for many people in professional settings, as well as taught individuals how to use software. But I’m not formally trained or certified in this kind of work. Like many things in my life, this is an experiment intended to help people like me who have been left behind or overlooked by the established rehab industry.