Here we are one more week to show new applications. This time we show you SANDBOX, an app for all the audiences.
Who has never not colored numbers in infancy to form a drawing? this application has many drawings with varied difficulties, from simple sketches up to authentic pieces of art.
It is very useful for training selective attention and concentration; in addition, it helps us to relax in these moments in which we want to disconnect or to calm down our children.
It is available in Apple Store and in Google Play, Here are the Download links:
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This week we show you and app developed to train attention, memory, visual perception and cognitive flexibility.
The games that we find more interesting are the one which requieres mental flexibility, use of alternative strategies to solve a situation where you are required to figure out how to solve it. For instance, you see different animals on the screen and the instruction is “feed all the animales” you have to find a solution, in this case, you have solve it by feeding animales with other ones lower in the food chaine, a reasoning that you have to find out by your own. By training mental flexibility we improve covergent thinking (logic) as well as divergent thinking (alternatives solutions), a process strongly related with creativity.
You may see some examples in this video:
It is an entrertaining app that also provide you a score an feedback of your performance. It has different levels of difficulties.
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The app suggested this week is called COLOR SWITCH, a very attractive and enterteining app, destined for children from 6 years to adults.
The mechanism of the game is simple: you will have to make balls of different colors cross different obstacles. color of balls change, so you will have to take care and focus because ball only will be able to pass when his color machtes with osbtacle color.
It is very useful to work with children with ADHD diagnosis since it is based on impulse control, concentration, and attention.
Download Ios: https://itunes.apple.com/es/app/color-switch/id1053533457?mt=8
Download Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fortafygames.colorswitch&hl=es
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Neuroapp found out this app we show you last week: “Count Battle”. According to title, we can deduce that is an app to play in pairs, but also offers the possibility to play one player to improve skills this app trains in an implicit way.
The game consists of touching the numers in rising orden before the opposite. The enterteining thing is that, depending on the way of game or the difficulty that you choose, numbers will change position quickly. For all what you know “Trail Making” test, we might say that it is the part A of this test, an easy exercise. You must know the sequence of numbers, nothing more.
The skills that improve through this app are diverse: rapidity, selective attention, concentration and coordination.
We encourage you to download it, and look for a person to play! In addition, it is totally free.
Download Ios: https://itunes.apple.com/es/app/countbattle/id524402432?mt=8
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The app we show you this week is for children with ADHD. This simple and ingenious app allows children to stay calm and sit in his place because the app only works when the child tap touchscreen with at least one finger of each hand.
The application is a simple video which only starts when child tap the screen. In the moment in which the fingers get up, the app stops working and thus child stops viewing the video, until he returns to the correct position.
Also it is useful for children with autism because we can teach these skills and even avoiding the flutters. Therapist or adult who is with them, will have to give a verbal instruction such as ” Quite hands “, in order that the child may associate these words with the positive stimulus of viewing the video.
It is available for Ipad. It is an application for all the ages, but it will be more useful for smaller children, from 3 years.
Price is 0,99 Euros.
For more information, here is the website: www.maizapps.com.
New week…New challenges! This time we recomend you a free app where you may find exercices to train attention, maths, logical thinking and memory.
It has several levels of dificulty (easy, medium and hard) and 4 types of exercices for each area. It fits quite well to adult level or up to 12-13 years old according to difficulty.
Some concentration exercices examples are the one where to find a different figure among others very similar (time score so we can also train processing speed), memory exercices such as, for instance, memorise a sequence of images and tap the one that is missed after solving and equation (which is and interference). Another example of logic exercices would be the ones where estimate visualising some balances which is the most heavy or lightweight, or maths exercice such as compare operations to discern whether result of one would be higher or lower, exercices of estimation and so on.
Totally free, available on Apple Store and Google Play:
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“Be focused” is an application that we recommend you to foster sustained attention (maintenance of attention in long lasting tasks) and time management (organization).
You can include tasks (for example: study, do a paper), and add a timer. In this way you organize time you want to dedicate to each task. It offers a record of completed tasks (work intervals, tasks completed, duration) by day, weeks and month; So you can follow your evolution of time you are able to keep the attention in a task (sustained attention) and the tasks performed (organisation)
We recommend it for adults who want to better manage their time (workers, opponents, students etc.) and even for children (over 12 years old) with difficulties of attention and / or time management.
Free app, available on Apple Store: Https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/be-focused-focus-timer-goal-tracker-for-work/id973130201?mt=8
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This app is developed by neuropsychologist, launched on 2016. It is currently subject of PH. D research. This application is based on neuropsychological models known as “go / no go” and “N-back”
The mechanic of the game is to press the screen in the presence of a specific stimulus, for example: “click when you see a barking dog”. Depending on the block in which user are (vigilance vs. inhibition) he must press the screen seldom_ discriminated between possible distractors and thus maintaining state of alert_ what is known as “vigilance or attention”; Or, on the contrary, we must press many times_ to hold back an automatic response_ what is known as “inhibition or self-control”. It has 60 games distributed in 2 different blocks (vigilance and inhibition) and 2 different levels. Additionally, it is developed to train working memory (in some exercises the user must press the presence of a sequence, for example: “press if you see a 3 after a 6” thus updating the information in its operating memory), and processing speed as well as visual and auditory discrimination given the presence of both types of stimulus, which may appear as a target or as a distractor.
Nexxo has been thought to improve attentional and behavioral processes as well as training with people with attention difficulties (Attention Deficit Disorder and / or Hyperactivity), difficulties in self-control and regulation of behavior, or cognitive impairment (aging and / or dementias). Nexxo allows to evaluate the type of errors committed: commission errors (the user hit the screen when he should not), and, omission errors (the user did not press when he should).
This week Neuroapp recommends you an app to improve executive functions as plan, reasoning, logical thinking and impulsive control.
“Buttons and Scissors“.
The game is very simple: it is necessary to plan the way of cutting all the buttons that apear on the screen, taking into account that only can be cut the buttons of the same color simultaneously.
It is a very original, simple and intuitive application. Recommended for all the ages from 10 years.
Available in Ios and in Android. In addition, it is totally free.
Download Ios: https://itunes.apple.com/es/app/botones-y-tijeras/id664686958?mt=8
Download Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kyworks.buttonsandscissors.inapp&hl=es
How many buttons you will be able to cut?
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Good morning everyone! This week we show you a very complete app, “Slate Math”.
It is an application for Ipad, in which children train multiple mathematical processes across 38 playful activities. It is designed for children up to 6 years, though it is ideal for children with discalculia. In addition, it can be used to train other cognitive processes as selective and sustained attention, reasoning and problem solving.
It contains activities of counting, exercises of major – equally – minor, writting numbers, etc.
It is available in several languages. Here is the donwlaod link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slatemath-for-kids-kindergarten/id589371294?mt=8
It is totally free, so we encourage you to prove and play with it.
We hope you like it as much as we do!