In this context of the use of chess as an effective tool in the educational field, the ADHD & amp; Chess , with one main objective: help people diagnosed with ADHD through chess practice , taking advantage of the great potential of chess as an educational weapon.
Educating people, not champions . In fact, we do not have among our main objectives to teach how to play better chess, nor to make our students great champions. For that, there are many other courses that we can recommend. However, what we do intend is to make the most of these virtues that chess can have in the educational and therapeutic field.
It is not difficult to imagine that, if we spend a certain time each day doing exercises of any kind, and in any discipline, little by little we will improve our ability to carry out these exercises. Some areas of our brain have a certain plasticity and, similar to the adaptation that the muscles of our body experience when we train in a gym, perform certain exercises that train our brain in a planned and systematic way , will end up translating into tangible improvements in certain cognitive abilities.
We do not promise miracles . In the development of this project we have collaborated many professionals to develop different types of exercises based on chess. Specifically, these exercises will help to improve the cognitive abilities of our students, especially those related to memory, attention, concentration, calculation, spatial vision and abstract reasoning. All this, aimed at people diagnosed with ADHD and who have, or may develop, a certain taste for chess. In most exercises, it is not necessary to have any specific level of chess, beyond the knowledge of the rules of the game.
We have developed a work methodology that translates into Training Plans , each of which contains a certain number of exercises of different types. You can hire the Training Plan that best suits the time available and the needs of the student. The parents, teachers or tutors , can track the activities of the student on the platform and thus monitor their progress in the different activities that are proposed.
We are convinced that continued work in carrying out the exercises proposed in our Training Plans will lead to a progressive improvement in the cognitive skills that are being worked on. Of course, adapting to the rhythm of the student and their real abilities. Making the most of the virtues of chess as an educational tool, and transferring the benefits of chess as one more additional help in the treatment of people diagnosed with ADHD .