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Saturday, December 7, 2013

More Games that Benefit the Brain: A Review



If you have been reading my blogs, you know I'm a big fan of bringing the fun factor into learning.  In fact, did you know there are many games that can improve cognitive functioning?  Kids love to play card and board games, and there are quite a few that exercise and strengthen the brain. Back in September I reviewed 18 games that can benefit cognition and I wanted to add a few more to the list:


Game:
Cognitive Benefits
Where to Purchase
Rat-A-Tat-Cat:

· Visual Processing
· Visual Memory
· Planning
· Attention
· Working Memory


Q-Bits – Extreme:

· Visual Processing
· Spatial Relations
· Speed of Processing
· Attention to Detail
· Mental Flexibility
· Executive Functioning
· Perceptual Reasoning




The Main I-deer:

· Simultaneous Processing
· Linguistic Skills
· Categorizing
· Verbal Reasoning
· Attention



Grammar Games Galore:

· Linguistic Skills
· Categorizing
· Processing Speed
· Verbal Reasoning


Duple:

· Visual Processing
· Word Finding
· Processing Speed
· Hemisphere Integration
· Attention to Details
· Attention



Stare:
· Visual Memory
· Speed of Processing
· Metacognitive Skills
· Attention to Details


Color Code:
· Visual Processing
· Nonverbal Reasoning
· Spatial Relations
· Planning
· Perceptual Reasoning



No Speed Limit:
· Processing Speed
· Visual Processing
· Visual Memory
· Executive Functioning
· Perceptual Reasoning



Qwitch:
· Mental Flexibility
· Sequential Processing
· Speed of Processing
· Working Memory
· Hemisphere Integration



Anomia:
· Word Finding
· Processing Speed
· Hemisphere Integration
· Attention to Details


5 Ws Detectives
· Word Finding
· Processing Speed
· Written Language
· Attention to Details


Speedabee:
· Word Finding
· Speed of Processing
· Mental Flexibility
· Listening Skills
· Auditory Processing
· Verbal Reasoning





I hope you found this helpful.  Remember I also reviewed 18 other games in a prior post.
Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials.  She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Go Dyslexia, in Ossining, NY.  To learn more about her products and services, you can go to https://godyslexia.com/www.goodsensorylearning.comwww.dyslexiamaterials.com & www.learningtolearn.biz  
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