Apps

LearningRx Reviews the Puzzle Fuzzle App

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Part Picasso part MacGuyver, this app has you solve puzzles by disassembling pictures and reassembling the pieces to create the named object. Brain Benefits: logic & reasoning, visual processing, attention What I love: There are 324 levels to this game so you’re bound to hit some good challenges, but… read more

LearningRx Reviews the DuoLingo App

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: This free language-learning apps uses simple tutorials to improve your communication skills and learn basic words and phrases. The app helps you practice speaking, reading, listening and writing in other languages. Brain Benefits: sound blending, segmenting, attention, visual processing, memory, auditory processing What I love: There’s a free version… read more

LearningRx Reviews the Happy Glass App

Reviewed by Katie What it is: [Apple Store Description] The glass is sad because it’s empty. Your job is to draw a line to make the glass filled up with liquid and smile again! Try to find the best way to complete each level. You can come up with your own solution so be creative and don’t… read more

LearningRx Reviews Wordscapes App

Reviewed by Katie What it is: [Apple Store Description] Get the incredibly addicting word game that everyone is talking about! Starts off easy but gets challenging fast. Can you beat the game? This modern game combines the best of word searching and crosswords for tremendous brain challenging fun! Brain Benefits: sound blending, sound manipulation, sound analysis, segmenting, auditory… read more

LearningRx Reviews the Words Without Friends App

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: If you love the app Words With Friends but didn’t like waiting for your turn or getting beaten by people you know (or don’t know), this version lets you play the Scrabble-like game against bots. Brain Benefits: sound blending, segmenting, attention, visual processing, processing speed What I love: I… read more

LearningRx Reviews the New York Times Crossword Puzzle App

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Newspaper subscriptions have gone down significantly. If you’re one of the people that only got the New York Times for the crossword, you’re in luck! There’s an app for that! Brain Benefits: sound blending, segmenting, attention, visual processing, memory What I love: I love a good crossword puzzle and few… read more

LearningRx Reviews Word Solitaire App

Reviewed by Wendy  What it is: The best way to describe this free award-winning app is “Klondike solitaire but with letters.” You start by dragging letters onto one another to arrange them into words. Then you flip over the card underneath it to expose another letter. You also need to use the provided letters (the… read more

LearningRx Reviews Blitz 21

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Before you think I’m advocating gambling, let me clarify that this is really more of a free math-training app. In fact, the app’s description even says, “It’s a perfect way to practice your blackjack skills, train your brain or just pass the time.” Brain Benefits: processing speed, math computations,… read more

Brainilis

LearningRx Reviews Brainilis Smart Phone App Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Brainilis is a free, fun brain game app that lets you work on cognitive skills. Since there are three difficulty levels for each game, it’s appropriate for kids and adults. Brain Benefits: logic & reasoning, attention, memory, processing speed, visual processing, math skills What I love:… read more

Flippin Discs

LearningRx Reviews Flippin Discs Smart Phone App Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Describing itself as a “fun and easy-to-play arcade game for adults,” Flippin Disc is a free app that has you clicking on colored discs before they fall into the grinder. Brain Benefits: processing speed, visual processing, attention What I love: This is a fast-paced,… read more