Cognitive Training Exercises for ADHD
Making ADHD your Superpower
The following exercises are included in the different Cognitive Training Plans for ADHD.
You can check the purpose and objectives of each exercise, which are the main skills that are worked with each one, the desirable knowledge of chess for that exercise, and the Training Plans in which it is included.
In some exercises, you can enjoy a completely free online demo version.
Calculate Knight’s Optimal Paths
Train your abstract reasoning, spatial visualization and learn to perfectly master the horse movements in chess, calculating the best paths to move the horse along the board, learning to optimize movements and drawing strategic plans to carry them out.
Chess Visualization: calculate complex Knight’s targets
Develop your spatial visualization and your memory capacity, as well as your mastery of the chessboard geometry, through the movements of the horse and its jumps on the board, which are progressively automated until you reach mastery, regardless of your game level, so that you can implement it almost without noticing it during your games.
Chess Visualization: mental exercises and puzzles
This very well-known exercise is possibly one of the best and most complete trainings for your mind, combining abstract reasoning, memory, attention, spatial visualization, precision in calculation and creativity, together with tactical training in chess, by simulating the real way of thinking of high-level chess players.
Discover the Attacked Pieces
Exercise your attention and visualization capacity in chess to discover the dangers in a particular position, identifying all the pieces that may be attacked by others, in different complexity positions. Undoubtedly the basis of chess training to not forget any material threat.
Find Forks and Skewers over the Chessboard
Develop your spatial visualization and optimize decisions to find the best locations of the different chess pieces along the board, by training a key tactical resource al all chess levels, such as the generation of double attacks and skewers to win chess material.
Guess the Move! Play like your favorite GM
Exercise your concentration and memory, and develop strategies for problem solving and decision making in each position of a real chess game, using chess game models plays by the best players of all time, in which you will find the simplest moves, but also those that are only reachable by the best players in history.
Master the Chessboard
Train your spatial vision and your memory, by improving your mental and geometric chessboard visualization, through the coordinates of their squared and the basic movements of the chess pieces along the board.
Mathematics: basic operations I
Increase and improve your mental mathematical calculation capacity, developing thought strategies and exercising your short-term memory, mentally performing mathematical operations for all levels, which will help you get your mental activity up and running, especially at the beginning of your training sessions.
Mathematics with Chess Pieces
Increase and improve your mathematical mental calculation skills, developing mathematical thinking and grouping strategies, and exercising your short-term memory while automating the learning of the absolute value of chess pieces.
Memory and Attention: details of chess positions
Train your concentration, attention capacity and detail perception by visualizing the Chessboard and position schemes with different pieces number and structure, discovering the differences between one position and another.
Memory and Attention: rebuilding chess positions
Train your memory and concentration capacity by visualizing the position of all the chess pieces on the board, reconstructing the positions that are presented with different difficulty levels, both in terms of the number of pieces and structure.
Recognize Patterns: chess openings and plans
Train your memory, your visualization and pattern or position schemes recognition capacity to the maximum. These will help you identify and apply game plans, as well as the development of basic strategies in different chess game openings, in order to successfully make the transition to the half game.
Train Solving Chess Problems
Train your abstract reasoning and develop creative thinking strategies to solve chess problems from all categories, while increasing your tactical capacity in chess. Undoubtedly the resource that will make you quickly improve your playing level and the essential tool to develop combinations in chess.
Chess exercises specifically designed for the treatment of ADHD