Playing CBT Therapy Game

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that “focuses on modifying dysfunctional emotions, thoughts, and behaviors by interrogating and uprooting negative or irrational beliefs.”  Playing CBT is a company that offers therapy games based on this psychotherapy. According to Playing CBT’s website, the game provides therapists with “quick, direct access to children’s actual emotional […]

Mental Blox Game

Looking for a fun game to practice critical thinking and problem-solving?  Look no further than the Mental Blox Game from Learning Resources.  Mental Blox is a “brain-boosting, block-building, make-you-think game.” This brain-boosting game for ages five and up includes 20 blocks in 4 different shapes with 3 different attributes.  There are also 20 double-sided cards […]

Learn social skills with Give Me 5!

For some children, especially many on the autism spectrum, learning how to behave appropriately can be rather challenging.  Individuals at The Developmental Garden acknowledge this fact and aspire to help children succeed by developing helpful resources, such as the Give Me 5 app. Give Me 5 is a social skills learning app available on both Android and iOS platforms. […]

Smash-a-Ball: Electronic toy for visually impaired

Nadia Guevara and Pedro Bori are both educational psychologists with years of experience of working with children with visual impairments.  Play is an essential part to a child’s development, especially his or her cognitive development.  Guevara and Bori realized there aren’t many options available for children with visual impairments so they came up with a solution: […]

Jazz up therapy with the MusicGlove!

For individuals recovering from a stroke or other neurological injury, physical therapy is often a humdrum part of their daily routine.  Though it is necessary for recovery, therapy becomes so mundane that individuals often lack motivation and may not wholly reap its benefits.  Flint Rehabilitation Devices recently introduced a new device to jazz up this oft-humdrum therapy called the MusicGlove.  The MusicGlove […]

5 iOS and Android Apps for ADHD

There are many misconceptions present throughout current society regarding childhood disorders. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is the most frequently diagnosed psychiatric condition among children; it is predominantly diagnosed between ages six and twelve, affecting more than 1 in 10 children in the United States. Diagnosing individuals with the disorder is complex despite the prevalence […]