Games can be both educational and fun. Games are a great way for kids with ADHD to practice following rules, waiting patiently for their turn, anticipating results of their actions, cooperating in a team setting, and staying on task until completion. Many kids with ADHD enjoy spending time on the computer, consequently computer games can be a fun way to practice skills without feeling like they're spending extra time in therapy. There are multi-user games as well to allow kids to practice sharing and cooperating as well as social skills.

ADHD can be such an overwhelming problem for a child that nearly all waking time is spent in some kind of therapeutic activity. Playing games on the computer, which can be viewed as a treat rather a chore, can be a great way to include stress-free unstructured activities that still help a child progress with skills they need to manage their disorder.

Many of the skills that children with ADHD have problems with are skills that can be developed with practice. A child with ADHD will need more practice and more formal instruction than a regular child who may be better at picking up these skills on their own with less repetition. Games are a fun way for a child to practice these skills.

Skills that can help a child with ADHD include:

  • Attention
  • Impulse Control
  • Organizational Skills
  • Anger Management
  • Social Skills
  • Self Esteem
  • Cooperation

All of these skills can be practiced with various computer games.

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