Executive Functioning Card Game: Memory Master
Memory Master is a fun game and 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, Memory Master helps players learn to encode and recall a series of directives. Players pick a card and then hear the directives from the administrator. The player then "says it" (repeats back the directives), "sees it" (visualizes and adds sensory details to the directives) and then "shows it" (acts out the directives). After a distraction, players see what they can remember. For one to 4 players, this game can benefit students with ADHD, learning disabilities, executive functioning disorder as well as the head injured and the elderly. Memory Master 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. 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.”

Here is a video demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PeBYnIYIRM
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