Allen's Cognitive Levels

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Level I (Automatic Actions)Conscious to the external environmental is minimal, profoundly disable. Characterized by automatic motor responses and changes in the autonoic nervous system. Needs 24 nursing care. Total A Attention for seconds
Level II (Postural Actions)Actions related to comfort and discomfort. Poor imitation of posture. Very short attention span, less than 10 minutes. Needs 24 hours nursing care. Stare, walk, sit and chew. Max A Attention for minutes
Level III (Manual Actions)Repetitive Training. Recognize family & friends. Able to complete basic self-care tasks if VERBAL reminders are provided. Sanding. Follow simple directions: "Squeeze my hands" or "Look at me." actions are pointless and destructive. Needs cues to groom. behavior may be destructive or inappropriate. Mod A Attention for 30 minutes. Running stitch. face washing
Level IV (Goal-Directed Actions)VISUAL cues. Can carry out established routines but cannot cope w/ unexpected events. Matching colors of clothing, step by step illustrated directions, engage in simple activities (self-feeding and dressings), learn new skills by imitating a model or demonstration. slow pace, needs support in the community as the plans are unrealistic. Min A Attention span = hours. Whip stich getting dressed 4.6 can live alone.
Level V (Exploratory Actions)Understand cause and effect. New learning occurs. Overt trial and error problem solving. Can perform a task involving 3 familiar steps and a new one, plan a 3 course meal. fails to see long term consequences. independent learning. 20% of the population. Attention Span weeks. • Able to imitate the single cordovan stitch using OVERT trial and error methods. Independent learning/Exploratory --> self control/inclusive reasoning Alters actions with overt trial and error; poor organization, planning, and socialization. Activities: Concrete tasks; NEW LEARNING AND GENERALIZATION
Level VI (Planned Actions)SYMBOLIC cues. Can do mental trial and error problem solving. Aware of month, time, & year. plans ahead, thinks ahead, predicts consequences, independent, organize. absence of disability. Able to imitate the single cordovan stitch using COVERT trial and error methods, three stitches. Follows multistep verbal/written cues.• ABSENCE OF COG DISABILITY