Executive Functioning Game Memory Master
Memory Master - available as a printable digital download that can also be played by viewing the cards on a computer or tablet. This fun game and cognitive remedial tool strengthens executive functioning skills: working memory, management of distractions, attention to detail, stamina, response inhibition, as well as sustaining attention and mental shifting. For remedial purposes, Memory Master helps players learn to encode and recall a series of directives. Players pick a card and then hear the directives from the administrator. The player then "says it" (repeats back the directives), "sees it" (visualizes and adds sensory details to the directives), and then "shows it" (acts out the directives). After a distraction, players see what they can remember. For one to 4 players, this game can benefit students with ADHD, learning disabilities, executive functioning disorder as well as the head-injured and the elderly. Memory Master is a fabulous way to strengthen the brain - while having fun!
Benefits Students With ADHD, Learning Disabilities & Executive Functioning Disorder
The research suggests that children are not born with executive functioning skills, however, they are born with the potential to develop them. Just like going to the gym strengthens the body, activities that exercise executive functioning skills improve mental capacity. According to the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, “When children have opportunities to develop executive function and self-regulation skills, individuals and society experience lifelong benefits. These skills are crucial for learning and development. They also enable positive behavior and allow us to make healthy choices for ourselves and our families.”
Games for Executive Functioning
Using mindful games and fun activities, like Memory Master and Following Directions the Fun and Easy Way to develop executive functioning skills makes the process both fun and memorable. This benefits the brain because when we can enjoy the learning process, the brain releases the neurotransmitter dopamine. Research now supports that this neurotransmitter helps to activate:
Dopamine triggers feelings of pleasure, which motivates the action, and repeated repetition of the task activates learning.
Dopamine also activates working memory is a vital component of executive functions that helps students to drop into the moment and encode information into long-term memory.
Spatial Learning and Memory:
Dopamine boosts spatial learning and memory at large.
Dopamine also offers a role in episodic memory. This helps in the recollection of past, personal experiences.
Come Watch a Demonstration of Memory Master
View video demonstrations of each of the games.
In or Out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQyoiv8HTWM
Memory Master: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PeBYnIYIRM
No Match Penguin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5EaO4mh2zQ
We Also Recommend
Reversing Reversals Primary | Dyslexia | Good Sensory Learning