Cognitive rehabilitation activities for children with ADHD

As promised—when talking about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD—in today’s blog, NeuronUP recommends cognitive rehabilitation activities for children with ADHD. The following exercises are mainly focused on executive functions and attention.

Cognitive rehabilitation activities for children with ADHD

1. Let the Games Begin!

Cognitive rehabilitation activities for children with ADHD

This first activity is a game in which children must sort the soccer balls on one side and the basketballs on the other, and all while the balls are in constant motion! It is an ideal exercise for training planning, selective attention, sustained attention, hemineglect, and processing speed.

2. Hide-and-Seek with Letters

Cognitive rehabilitation activities for children with ADHD

This cognitive stimulation activity for children with ADHD targets selective attention in particular. Children must search for a given letter among a group of letters. They can’t leave any letter out!

3. The Magic Word

Cognitive rehabilitation activities for children with ADHD

Word search puzzles are a classic in cognitive rehabilitation since they are perfect for training selective attention in a dynamic and entertaining manner.

In this particular case, NeuronUP provides a customized word search for kids in which the words can be adapted to the individualized needs of each child.  In the example above, we have created a customized word search with the names of the Pokémon characters.

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4. Program the robot

Cognitive rehabilitation activities for children with ADHD

A major emphasis continues to be placed on attention tasks. With “Program the robot”, child clients must mirror the position of the bulbs as they appear on the model. By practicing this activity, children with ADHD will train sustained attention, selective attention, hemineglect, spatial relations, and processing speed.

5. Moving Drawings

Cognitive rehabilitation activities for children with ADHD - Moving Drawings

This activity involves memorizing the place where different pictures are and reproducing them afterwards by changing their position according to the instructions. We train working memory and spatial relations.

Cognitive rehabilitation activities for children with ADHD - Correct Moving Drawings

6. Find the Different Picture

Cognitive rehabilitation activities for children with ADHD

This exercise targets processing speed in particular. The therapist urges the child to identify the picture that is different from the others in a series. For example, in the image above, you have to pay close attention to the details of each car.

7. Organize the Farm

Cognitive rehabilitation activities for children with ADHD

In this NeuronUP activity, children must fill the empty boxes with missing animals by row, column or area but without repeating them. An entertaining Sudoku adapted to kids to train working memory, flexibility, planning, and reasoning.

8. Mixing Numbers

 

Cognitive rehabilitation activities for children with ADHD -Mixing Numbers

This cognitive rehabilitation activity is especially designed to develop reasoning skills. Children have to classify a series of numbers according to their numerical value.

9. Mixed Images

Cognitive rehabilitation activities for children with ADHD

This activity consists of images completely out of order that children must move in an orderly manner until the required image is achieved. The therapist uses it to train planning skills and spatial relations in children with ADHD.

Cognitive rehabilitation activities for children with ADHD

 10. Step by Step

Cognitive rehabilitation activities for children with ADHD - step by step

“Ordering the steps” is the last activity we are covering today, and it is very useful for the cognitive rehabilitation of children with ADHD. This is a sequencing exercise aimed at breaking down daily activities into steps. In this particular case, doing homework. Do not forget it: All daily activities can be divided into steps!

We also remind you that all NeuronUP activities include several levels of difficulty so that they can be easily tailored to every patient’s age and capabilities.

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2 thoughts on “Cognitive rehabilitation activities for children with ADHD

  1. Bahar Friday May 5th, 2017 at 08:13 AM

    Hi dear
    Im a psychologist student, can i use your treatment for adhd kids, could you help me?
    Im looking forward to answring me
    Sincerely yours
    Nasiri

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