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.