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Websites and Software for Cognitive Development

Websites and Software for Cognitive Development

My son, Jy, visited the neuropsychologist a couple weeks ago. His office gave us great websites and software programs Jy could use to help with cognitive development. I thought I would share them with you all! Summer time fun! đŸ™‚

The information is below, but I thought I should give an update on Jy’s encephalitis recovery. He is still more emotional than he was before he got encephalitis, but we can reason with him a little better. The neuropsychologist said to acknowledge his feelings and to give him an example of how to better cope. Over time, he should relearn how to handle situations better. Jy started Adderall again because his teacher indicated that it made a difference in his ability to stay on track with his classwork. He is reading better, but he is still slower and his he has difficulty concentrating if we read for too long. The neuropsychologist recommended that Jy enroll in martial arts to focus on behavior and controlling his mind and actions. He also recommended that he starts taking private soccer lessons to help with his reaction time, speed, and agility.

Here is the information:  

www.eons.com (website under construction)

www.aarp.org/health/brain-health/brain_games

www.brainbashers.com

www.mazeworks.com (website temporarily disabled)

www.braingle.com

www.sharpbrains.com (One of the best!)

Subscriptions

www.happyneuron.com ($9.95 per month)

www.lumosity.com ($9.95 per month)

www.parrotsoftware.com (use online $24.95 per month)

For Purchase

www.brainage.com (Software costs $20.00. Requires purchase of Nintendo hand held game device. Take it with you anywhere.

www.mindfit.com Download for $139.00 or boxed CD for $149.00.

www.positscience.com Install on your computer. $395.00 for one copy.

www.cogmed.com Expensive program. $1500 to $2000. Well designed.

Other sites:

http://www.playwithyourmind.com/

http://www.lumosity.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/labuk/experiments/brain-test-britain

http://www.happy-neuron.com/

http://www.advancedbrain.com/brainbuilder/brainbuilder.html

http://thememoryworks.com/

For building study and analytic skills:

http://www.studygs.net/

Book: The Aspiring Thinker’s Gude to Critical Thinking by Linda Elder

 

 

 

Ipuna Black

Ipuna Black

I’m the mother of four children and have worked in the area of pediatrics as a nurse since 2001. A few initials I have accumulated include: PhD in Nursing, MSN in Nursing, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, and RN. My seven-year-old son was hospitalized in 2015 for almost two months with encephalitis and Guillain Barré syndrome. This gave me a deeper perspective on health and wellness for children, and Healthy Kids Play was born. Healthy Kids Play is a child health and wellness blog sharing resources and information to help parents make informed decisions to keep our children healthy and playing. My mission is to help parents, caretakers, educators, and researchers raise healthy kids by sharing resources and information on the multiple influences on child health (physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and environmental). I hope to inspire others to keep our children playing. After all, they are our next generation.

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