CHESS AS AN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE
There are countless studies that conclude that the practice of chess has a direct influence in the development of many parameters of intelligence, including of course the emotional intelligence, and contributes very efficiently to multiple cognitive abilities development.
We have always known that chess contributes to improving attention, concentration, memory, calculation, spatial vision or evaluating scenarios for decision making.
It has also been proven that playing chess directly impacts creativity, inventiveness, or imagination.
Studies show that during a game of chess both brain hemispheres are engaged. The left hemisphere identifies chess pieces, while the right hemisphere recognizes patterns or possible moves. Not only does chess encourage learning modalities, but it also enhances creative development.
CHESS AS AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL
For some time now, and with a strong increasing tendency, chess is being used as an educational resource into schools throughout the world. In many of them, it is a mandatory subject within the school curriculum.
Playing chess regularly trains the mind to think in an organized manner, it positively impacts general academic performance; particularly, in mathematics and reading comprehension.
Ultimately, the goal is to apply chess as a powerful educational tool in service of school-age children, but also for alternative groups that may need cognitive training for therapeutic purposes, such as patients with ADHD, Autism, Asperger syndrome, and other special educational needs.
“Educating people, not champions.”
Training Plans for ADHD
We have at your disposal different chess exercises specifically designed for the complementary treatment of ADHD.
These exercises are grouped into three different Cognitive Training Plans
PEOPLE WITH ADHD…
People diagnosed with ADHD frequently present some of these characteristics:
Often do not complete the tasks they begin
Difficulties on controlling attention automatically
Have difficulties on comprehension and reading fluency
Have difficulty organizing
Our Training Plans based on chess are an efficient tool to improve these aspects.