The ADHD & Chess Project
We make available to all people diagnosed with ADHD, a complementary treatment based on chess exercises, specifically designed to improve attention, concentration, memory, calculation and other cognitive abilities. We take advantage of the therapeutic benefits of chess by proposing an alternative resource for the treatment of ADHD, autism, Asperger syndrome and other special needs.
All this, contributing to encourage the interest in chess in society and reveal the values and benefits that chess represents.
The practice of chess, from initiation to the most advanced levels, influences the stimulation and development of multiple cognitive abilities such as concentration, attention, memory, spatial visualization and calculation, among others, in addition to contribute to habit generation and development of self-esteem, self-control and other social and emotional skills.
In particular, as demonstrated and supported by multiple studies, chess can be very positive as a complementary tool to other treatments to help improve as an alternative to people diagnosed with ADHD, helping both cognitive rehabilitation and the generation of habit or patterns of behavior that improve attention and contribute to curb impulsivity.
Chess is becoming a powerful educational resource in the academic development of the child, and it is also efficient and very beneficial in the therapeutic field for different groups.
We provide this groups with different tools based in Chess, particularly designed to directly train and work on the stimulation of certain cognitive abilities, such as concentration, memory, attention, spatial vision, abstract reasoning and decision making.
The developed methodology also contributes on generating healthy habits and adapts to the actual abilities of users.
THE ADHD & CHESS PROJECT OBJETIVES
The main objectives of the ADHD & Chess project are:
- Use chess as a key tool to help ADHD diagnosed people improve, through specific treatment plans adapted to their time availability and their current cognitive abilities, as well as their chess knowledge.
- To promote and disseminate in society the interest in chess and its particular application in the educational and therapeutic field, by making known its potential and benefits.
- Develop, in collaboration with the right specialists and professionals, new tools and specific applications adapted to other groups with special learning needs.
Create a network of professionals specializing in ADHD, covering areas such as psychology, neurodevelopment, pedagogy, education… and contribute to the research and application of complementary therapies applied to ADHD, based on art, games, music, meditation and … chess!, providing personalized Psychology, Assistance and Guidance services.
We are proud that more and more people around the world are using our ADHD Cognitive Training Plans, and that we can contribute to spreading among society the therapeutic and educational use of chess, providing great value while promoting interest in chess practice, which offers so many benefits for individuals and society altogether.
Who can we help?
PERSONS DIAGNOSED WITH ADHD, AUTISM OR ASPERGER SYNDROME
PARENTS, EDUCATORS, SCHOOLS AND TEACHING STAFF
PSYCHOLOGISTS, PROFESSIONALS AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS
Cognitive Training Plans are being implemented in institutions and homes around the world, being effective with all types of children, but especially with those with specific needs or learning difficulties, as well as people diagnosed with ADHD.
ADHD & Chess chess exercises have been designed designed to help specialists, psychologists and other health professionals, as well as teachers, schools, institutions and associations specializing in children and adults with learning specifically in the treatment of ADHD, that will always have access to a full report on activity and progress of students or patients.
Why Choose ADHD & Chess Training Plans?
Our ADHD Cognitive Training Plans adapt to the needs of each student according to the time they can spend on it and the variety of exercises available. Work can be done from home and parents or specialized professionals can monitor activity and progress.
Chess has become a powerful educational resource because its practice has very positive effects on children’s intellectual development, and contributes to generating habits and developing self-control and other social and emotional skills.
Chess Helps Against ADHD – Improves your cognitive capacites while learning chess
Educating people, not champions – we encourage learning and growth
Chess is a game forever – the benefits are found in all ages
We are a team of people specialized in the development of educational tools based on chess and their therapeutic application, and we work alongside specialists in the treatment and help of people diagnosed with ADHD, and other groups with special learning needs.
As a result of this work and our collaboration with other specialists, we have developed the ADHD & Chess project, as well as the applications and tools used in our Training Plans.
The chess applications used on our platform have been developed in collaboration with the Chess School The Method In Chess, whose training methodology has already been tested and used around the world, both by people interested in improving and progressing in their chess level, as well as in the educational and therapeutic field.