These Games Can Improve Executive Function
Family game night (or a little extra screen time) can improve executive function in children with ADHD. Whether he prefers classic checkers or fantasy football, these are our top picks.
Games are a natural way to help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) develop executive function — the brain-based skills we need to plan and direct activities and regulate behavior.
Legend of Zelda, SimCity and its variations, Command & Conquer, and other problem-solving video games call for sustained attention, response inhibition, planning, organization, metacognition, and goal-directed persistence.
Managing fantasy sports teams requires executive skills, along with task initiation and time management.