Why Your Child Isn’t Reaching Their Potential

Parents frequently take their children to psychologists because their kids are struggling, failing in school, unable to control their impulses, sad and anxious, or without friends. However, many parents also […]

Classroom Strategies to Improve Executive Functions: Progressing from Accommodations to Mastery

Historically, disorders of executive functioning were thought to be a direct result of some form of mild brain disorder. From this perspective, activities, strategies, and training in executive skills had […]

A Guide to the Science of Video Games and Learning: Generalization and Far Transfer

There is a wealth of scientific evidence that video games and other digitally-based brain-training tools can enhance learning. However, clinicians should be aware that while these tools are not the […]

Thinking Skills: Working Memory

Overview Classroom Digital Media Alternative Learners Overview The following definition is derived directly from the Working Memory executive function. This Thinking Skill focuses on memory-in-action — the ability to remember [...]

Teachers’ Guide to Working Memory

This Thinking Skill focuses on memory-in-action -- the ability to remember and use relevant information while in the middle of an activity. For example, a student is using his Working [...]

Cargo Bridge Lesson Plan

Game Type: Educational, Puzzle ESRB Rating: N/A Platform/Console: iPad, iPhone, iPod, Online LWK Recommended Age: 6+ Thinking Skills Used: Organization, Planning, Self-Awareness Get it Now: iTunes / Chrome / Kongregate Cargo [...]

A Video Game to Treat ADHD

Psychologists, physicians, parents, and educators have attempted a variety of strategies to treat ADHD. Treatment strategies include varying combinations of behavioral, educational, social, and medication therapy, the last of which […]

Beyond Games: 6 More Easy Ways to Build Persistence

Practice makes perfect. But is perfection really important?

Not as important as the practice. Practice builds the type of confidence that helps children develop a more persistent approach to difficult […]

6 Music Apps That Could Help With Dyslexia

Music immersion can form kids into more well-rounded individuals. But did you know that it also builds stronger connections between the right and left sides of the brain and may […]

Beyond Games: Help Your Kid Get Her Priorities Straight

Many children who struggle with prioritization and planning in time management seem to be lost, appearing to tread water without any clear direction. They often require external support and need […]