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Casual Games May Help with Concentration

A survey conducted by Information Solutions Group found that puzzle games like Tetris or Bejeweled can help improve concentration and promote stress relief and relaxation in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Eighty-three percent of the 220 children who responded to the survey said they felt the games helped improve their concentration.
"It seems that children with AD/HD often lack that sense of control that comes much more easily to their non-AD/HD peers,' says Dr. Carl Arinoldo. 'Playing casual games such as Peggle and Bejeweled, among others, is one area in their lives in which these children can experience some sense of control with the added benefit of achieving success in something."
Though experts advise parents not to allow their children to spend excessive amounts of time playing video games, the survey indicates that limited exposure can be beneficial. Source: Game Daily

Labels: concentration, memory, games

Posted By: Aspen Education Group