Learning and Sharing

Therapeutic and Non-Therapeutic Games Part 2

on January 10, 2016




Anyone else struggle to get back on track last week?  I am not bouncing back from the Winter Break as quickly as I normally do.

Here are a couple more of the new games that I got to start the new year


The fourth grade Lunch Buddies really like Catan.  We are still learning how to play this game but having fun while we learn. Catan is a strategy game.  In play, one must think deeply, creatively and critically. Catan helps players develop negotiation skills because one must trade to succeed.

When you bring a new game to your therapy room do you often hear, “I don’t know how to play that.  I don’t want to play.” I don’t hear it as often as I used to because the Lunch Buddies have learned to be more open to new things and flexible about game play.

When I introduced this executive functioning game last week, I had to flex my thinking skills along with the students.  It took me longer to learn what to!



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Executive Functioning Game In or Out strengthens executive functioning skills, working memory, management of distractions, attention to detail, response inhibition, sustaining attention and mental shifting.  It is available as a download at

I use several of Dr. Erica Warren’s cognitive remedial products for working memory, following directions and reversing reversals.

Check back ’cause there will be a Part Three!

My Best,





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