Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Chess are closely related within the context of the multimodal treatment of this disorder. At the right time and with a good methodology tailored for the person diagnosed with ADHD, chess is extremely beneficial.

Some of the most common symptoms of people with ADHD are hyperactivity and/or attention deficit, poor memory or inability to concentrate or calculate correctly, in addition to other behaviors such as the inability to follow the turn of play in games or in life, or low self esteem.

Without a doubt, chess manages to help in many of these problems, since this activity brings together a set of characteristics that favor the improvement of cognitive abilities such as memory, concentration, decision-making or calculation and reasoning, among others. In addition, it improves self-esteem and helps to comply with rules.

We have developed three specific Cognitive Training Plans for ADHD, which include specific exercises and tools to help people diagnosed with ADHD, and make it easier for parents and specialists to monitor their progress.

In addition, chess as an educational tool is used in some schools and it is that capabilities such as intuition are generally undervalued in educational terms, but it can be a very useful tool both in solving problems and in applications of real life when the steps to solve a problem are not easily apparent.

Furthermore, the continued practice of chess improves and develops cognitive abilities such as:

  • Think analytically and logically.

  • Intellectual growth and improved academic performance.

  • Development of thought and memory.

  • Decision making and problem solving.

  • Responsibility in their decisions and in the consequences of those decisions.

People diagnosed with ADHD can benefit from the treatment that we propose through our Chess-based Cognitive Training Plans. It is not necessary to have great knowledge of chess, beyond the rules, to practice some chess and calculation exercises with which you can significantly improve attention, concentration, memory, spatial vision, calculation, as well as other aspects more psychosocial, such as self-esteem, patience or respect for the turn of the game.

There are many educational and therapeutic benefits of chess, and people diagnosed with ADHD are the ideal work target due to their peculiar characteristics.

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