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How Cognitive Flexibility Activities Help Children with ADHD

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, face special challenges in the classroom, on the playground, in social settings, and at home. A child with ADHD feels frustrated and defeated when he can’t focus long enough to complete an assignment. Activities that should be fun, like playing a simple [...]

By |2018-05-07T23:54:01-04:00May 13th, 2015|C8Healthcare, C8Kids, C8Parents, C8Schools|1 Comment

Understanding Executive Function Disorder in Children

Does your child come home from school frustrated and discouraged? Is his backpack stuffed full of wrinkled papers, dried up pens, broken pencils, old tests, last month’s assignment sheets, expired permission slips and checks that were supposed to be turned in to the office to pay for lunches? Does he [...]

By |2018-05-07T23:54:02-04:00April 28th, 2015|C8Parents, C8Schools|Comments Off on Understanding Executive Function Disorder in Children

The Benefits of Exercise for Children with ADHD

Studies have shown that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are encouraged to incorporate a consistent exercise plan into their daily routine are more focused, and less likely to present problem behaviors in the classroom. Exercise helps children complete tasks with fewer distractions, and enhances their ability concentrate. [...]

By |2018-05-07T23:54:02-04:00April 14th, 2015|C8Kids, C8Schools|Comments Off on The Benefits of Exercise for Children with ADHD

The Student with ADHD: How to Retrain the Brain

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 11% of children 4 to 17 years of age have an ADHD diagnosis (2011). However, the actual number of patients referred for an ADHD diagnosis is about 33 percent. In addition, not all ADD/ADHD symptoms are categorized as dysfunctional, disabling [...]

By |2018-05-07T23:54:02-04:00March 27th, 2015|C8Kids, C8Schools|2 Comments

How Brain Training Games Improve Cognitive Flexibility

How Brain Training Games Improve Cognitive Flexibility Cognitive flexibility or conscious mental activities like thinking, remembering, learning and understanding refers to the ability to think about multiple aspects simultaneously. Although the definition can vary, one defined consistency is that cognitive flexibility is an element of executive functioning. The formal definition [...]

By |2018-05-07T23:54:03-04:00March 13th, 2015|C8Healthcare, C8Parents, C8Schools, Case Studies|Comments Off on How Brain Training Games Improve Cognitive Flexibility

How Brain Games are Changing the Face of ADHD Therapy

How Brain Games are Changing the Face of ADHD Therapy The triumphs of science are rarely predictable, especially from a layman’s perspective. Who would have guessed that injecting a toxin into the facial muscles could alleviate migraine headaches and diminish wrinkles at the same time? Yet BOTOX has become one [...]

By |2018-05-07T23:54:03-04:00February 27th, 2015|C8Healthcare, C8Kids, C8Parents, C8Schools|Comments Off on How Brain Games are Changing the Face of ADHD Therapy

How to Improve Cognitive Development in Children

How to Improve Cognitive Development in Children So fundamentally inherent is the ability to think and understand that we usually take it for granted. But when it comes to intellectual development in children, guiding that ability is of paramount importance. That, in a nutshell, is what the study of cognitive [...]

By |2018-05-07T23:54:04-04:00January 23rd, 2015|C8Kids, C8Parents, C8Schools|Comments Off on How to Improve Cognitive Development in Children

10 Questions to Ask When Choosing Brain Training Games

10 Questions to Ask When Choosing Brain Training Games In the news recently have been several stories about brain games and how they can help children with ADHD. The science is still in its infancy, but there is every indication that the best brain training games can play an important [...]

By |2018-05-07T23:54:05-04:00December 17th, 2014|C8Healthcare, C8Schools|Comments Off on 10 Questions to Ask When Choosing Brain Training Games

How to Improve the Cognitive Flexibility of Children with ADHD

C8 Sciences and its game-changing ACTIVATE™ cognitive training program has drastically improved the elasticity and flexibility of the executive functions of the brains of children with ADD and ADHD. But to fully understand exactly how C8 Sciences has achieved this feat, it is necessary to first go back to the [...]

By |2018-05-07T23:54:05-04:00September 30th, 2014|C8Healthcare, C8Schools|Comments Off on How to Improve the Cognitive Flexibility of Children with ADHD

Why Computerized Cognitive Training Programs are the Future of ADHD Therapy

Why Computerized Cognitive Training Programs are the Future of ADHD Therapy It is widely accepted by neuroscientists and others studying the advancement of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) treatments that the field of cognitive training – or “brain fitness” – will grow over the next few years with regard to [...]

By |2018-05-07T23:54:06-04:00September 18th, 2014|C8Healthcare, C8Schools|Comments Off on Why Computerized Cognitive Training Programs are the Future of ADHD Therapy