Can Minecraft and Angry Birds Improve Thinking Skills?

Can playing Minecraft and Angry Birds improve thinking skills in your child? How can parents and educators help kids transfer executive functioning skills used in these games to the real […]

How Do I Get My Kid to Stop Playing Minecraft?

One of the most common questions I am asked by parents is, “How do I get my kids to stop playing video games and engage in other activities?” While this […]

Play Diet

What is a Play Diet? While video games and other digital media are essential for the academic and cognitive development of 21st Century children, here at LearningWorks for Kids we believe that such [...]

Technology and ADHD: Strategies and Tips for Parents

A recent study by Micah Mazurek and Christopher Engelhardt raises some legitimate concerns about the use of video games amongst children with ADHD. Boys with ADHD demonstrated greater problematic […]

Autism and ASD: Finding Balance with Technology

As you may have noticed with your own child, kids who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s, Autism, or Pervasive Developmental Disorder often become overly involved with video games or technology. […]

An Hour a Day: How Much Screen Time is Good for Kids?

My clinical work with parents allows me to learn about various strategies that parents use in moderating their children’s involvement with video games and other digital technologies. So, how much […]

Making Video Game Play “Digitally Nutritious”

Once you have accepted that digital technologies and video games are here to stay in your child’s life, it becomes very important to make this involvement productive, healthy and “digitally […]

Three Skills Students Need For Remote Learning Success

Executive functioning skills and technological abilities play a larger role in remote learning than they do in the traditional classroom. As a result, remote learning has turned out to be […]

Should you Manage your Child’s Screen Time During the Pandemic?

Parenting advice for the pandemic is a new cottage industry. Every day, there are new ideas about how to keep your kids physically active, help them to be compassionate towards […]

Homeschooling Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Parents of kids diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder often report how engaged their children are with almost all technology and screens. Anecdotal reports and recent research describe how kids with […]