Video Games May Treat Dyslexia

See on Scoop.it – Individual and Special Needs Examiner Honing visual attention boosts reading ability. Though small, the study bolsters evidence that dyslexia stems in part from problems in focusing attention onto letters and words in an orderly way.  See on www.scientificamerican.com

Mobile Technology is Helping Us Live Longer, Healthier Lives

See on Scoop.it – Individual and Special Needs Examiner With the combined innovation of smartphone accessories, dedicated mobile devices and highly informative mobile apps, we can all look forward to a healthier tomorrow in a world with fewer waiting rooms, less expensive consultations and easier diagnoses. Now that’s a future worth waiting for. See on […]

This Video Game Helps Kids Deal With Mental Health Issues

See on Scoop.it – Individual and Special Needs Examiner gNats Island is designed to help adolescents overcome negative thoughts, anxiety, and depression. The graphic, character-based game is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.   On the “island,” players “meet” the negative automatic thoughts in the form of pesky “gNats” that have a “nasty sting.” The Black and White […]