Using Minecraft to Teach Executive Functioning Skills to Children Affected by Autism

Children affected by autism frequently struggle with a variety of executive functions. Clinical symptoms of autism have traditionally included problems in the areas of flexible thinking, self-control, and social […]

BINGO Blitz

This simulation game helps with Focus and Self-Control, is available on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, and Facebook, and is recommended for kids ages twelve and older.

The Best iPad & iPhone Games for Kids with Autism

Play can be a powerful tool for learning, especially for kids. The interactive nature of video games can engage and captivate children in a way that other forms of media […]

Minecraft and Autism: Exploration, Flexibility and the Joy of Cave Spelunking

Minecraft‘s open-ended gameplay makes it a great platform for learning. For children with autism spectrum disorders, the game can be particularly helpful in teaching key cognitive skills like Self-Awareness, Flexibility and Self-Control. By […]

Calm

Calm is a mediation app that helps kids practice good Focus and Self-Control skills, and may be of aid to children affected by autism spectrum disorders.

IF…

IF… is an adventure game all about social and emotional learning (SEL), and helps kids learn good Self-Control and Self-Awareness skills through fun, interactive gameplay.

Minecraft and Autism: Self-Awareness and Mapping Your World

Minecraft’s open-ended gameplay makes it a great platform for learning. For children with autism spectrum disorders, the game can be particularly helpful in teaching key cognitive skills like Self-Awareness, Flexibility and Self-Control. By […]

Using Minecraft as a Learning Tool for Children with Autism

One of the most common things that I hear from parents of children affected by autism is how much they love the game Minecraft. If given the choice, many of […]

LW4K’s Autism Awareness Month: Technology for Children on the Spectrum

April is Autism Awareness Month, and all month long we’ll be rolling out great content for families living with the unique gifts and challenges of autism spectrum disorders. We’ll show parents […]

Executive Functioning and ADHD in Children

ADHD has been increasingly identified as a disorder of executive functioning (brain-based self-management skills such as working memory, flexibility, organization and self-control) by experts such as Russell Barkley, Ph.D., […]