Jerry Daskoski has served in a number of capacities over his career which has spanned four decades. However, he has been relentless in his pursuit to make the world a better place for others at all junctures in his professional life. Most recently, he has been working as an Employment Specialist for Minds Matter, and as a Crisis Recovery Specialist with the Crisis Recovery Residential Psychiatric Center at Johnson County Mental Health.
Excellent mental health habits are critical for all people in all walks of life. Improving cognitive function can include engaging in a wide variety of positive habits, ranging from getting enough sleep to formal therapy and training by mental health professionals. Jerry takes a significant amount of pride in his work supporting individuals who struggle with things like learning and memory disorders to overcome such challenges and enjoy a more successful future.
Cognitive function incorporates all cerebral activity that involves knowledge and the mechanisms for accumulating and maintaining information. This extends to reasoning skills, memory ability, attention span/focus, and knowledge retention. Brain-based function are built upon particular neuronal networks. For example, memory skills depend mostly on sections of the temporal lobes and the frontal lobes behind the forehead.
Consider all the things your mind accomplishes every day. These include perception, attention, memory, motor skills, language skills, visual/spatial processing, and executive functions (flexibility, problem-solving, and more).
These skillsets are necessary to focus the mind in any given environment and they are critical to be successful in life. Many individuals immediately understand the importance of auditory attention, which is critical in contemporary learning and workplace environments. However, vision is also crucial.
Working memory is also important. This refers to short-term memory and its function, specifically the information path from reception to retrieval.
Jerry Daskoski holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education from Wichita State University, Masters of Science in Education Administration from the University of Missouri in Kansas City.
Outside of his professional endeavors, Jerry Daskoski enjoys reading fantasy novel