In or Out is a fabulously fun comparison game for everyone, but it can also serve as a cognitive remedial tool that strengthens executive functioning skills: working memory, management of distractions, attention to detail, stamina, response inhibition, as well as sustaining attention and mental shifting. For remedial purposes, In or Out benefits students with ADHD, learning disabilities, executive functioning disorder as well as the head injured and the elderly. This is a fabulous way to strengthen the brain - while having fun!
The research suggests that children are not born with executive functioning skills, however, they are born with the potential to develop them. What’s more, executive functioning skills can be trained! Just like going to the gym strengthens the body, activities that exercise executive functioning skills improves mental capacity. According to the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, “When children have opportunities to develop executive function and self-regulation skills, individuals and society experience lifelong benefits. These skills are crucial for learning and development. They also enable positive behavior and allow us to make healthy choices for ourselves and our families.”