Video Games as Alternative Therapy June 11, 2007Posted by schoolsnoop in 9-5-4, add, add parents, adhd, aging, alternative treatment, aspergers, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, attention training, brain, brain injury, camp, children, cognitive decline, concentration, dementia, education, ld, learning disability, medication, memory, memory loss, mTBI, neurogenesis, neuroscience, news, parenting, parents, play attention, Sparks of Genius, summer, underachieve, video games.
A new video game might prove to be a very productive use of time for young cancer patients: It helps kids fight their diseases figuratively and literally.The game, called “Re-mission,” is a 20-level journey through the bodies of fictional patients suffering from different types of cancer, and of course, it can be played by adults and healthy folks as well. But the primary idea is to give patients a sense of control over their disease.
Children and adults around the world have embraced video games, with both positive and negative results. Here’s another shot in the arm for the folks who see video games as more than just an excuse to stay inside on a sunny day. Sparks of Genius uses video games as alternative therapy for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD or ADHD), Asperger’s Syndrome, Memory training, to fight off Cognitive Decline, and build any number of Cognitive Skills including executive function.
This article reprinted with permission from Rotten Apples: News from the front lines of America’s War on Education.
It is common to think that attributes like attention, concentration and distractibility are innate properties of a person’s thinking, brain or personality.
To a significant degree, they are skills that can be strengthened like a muscle and improved through coaching and training.
Science shows us that older adults have the benefit of experience to guide cognition . However, a variety of factors can neutralize this hard-earned edge. Research shows us older adults are more prone to distraction (click for article).
Distraction, not focus is the issue (click for article). What you may not know is that attention and concentration are abilities you can train to reduce distraction.
The brain is like a muscle and we need to use it or lose it.
Daily workouts to optimize your brain will help you think more quickly and will improve memory. Many people lose ability because they are anxious that the brain they have is not good enough. At Sparks of Genius we work to find the keys to unlock your potential. Everyone is good at something. There is a genius on the inside of you.
Training your brain with Sparks of Genius programs can rebuild lost connections and increase strength.
Use the 39 point assessment tool to find out how you can be more than your limitations. http://sparksofgenius.com/screens.html
Confidence helps! Confident people are happy people. According to a study in USA today happy people live 19% longer. Say good-bye to confidence crisis and learn how to retool you destiny with specially designed programs to bring the best out in you (click for article). These programs work for people between the ages of three to one hundred.
According to a study in USA today happy people live 19% longer.
Dr Rohn Kessler is a world renowned expert in the field of educational leadership. Sparks Of Genius developed through his leadership has helped countless numbers to reach new levels in their personal lives.