The task demands in the ACLS as currently administered do not require use of cognitive abilities described at theoretical level 6, which include imagining and planning out a course of action with objects that are not present. Forming a new sequence of actions and considering secondary effects with present objects uses abilities associated with 5.8 and these abilities are used in solving the problem of independently discovering how to make three single cordovan stitches without assistance.

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