visual processing

LearningRx Reviews the GameHouse Website

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: GameHouse is a website offering tons of free games that don’t require you to download anything. Brain Benefits: word attack, sound blending, attention, sound analysis, visual processing, sound manipulation, memory, segmenting and auditory processing What I love: If you’ve read any of my previous reviews, you know I love… read more

LearningRx Reviews The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: One of a series of seven books in the Chronicles of Narnia series, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is such a staple for readers of all ages that many schools make it required reading. The C.S. Lewis book follows four siblings as they venture into the land… 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 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 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 LEGO 3-in-1 Creator Series

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Lego’s 3-in-1 Creator series allows kids to build three different creations with one set of building blocks. Imagine a car that transforms into a plane that transforms into a boat. Brain Benefits: visual processing, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, logic & reasoning, attention What I love: Of all… read more

LearningRx Reviews Magnetic Tangrams Book

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: This book of tangram puzzles comes with seven colorful magnetic pieces that can be used to create 360 different objects, like animals, boats, people and geometric figures. Brain Benefits: visual processing, logic & reasoning, attention What I love: If you do a lot of road trips, commuting or just… read more

LearningRx Reviews the do2Learn website

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: This site is dedicated to children with special needs, their parents and teachers. It was started in 1996 thanks to an NIH Small Business Innovation Research grant and gets more than 11 million views each month! There are printable picture cards designed to foster communication in children with autism,… read more

LearningRx Reviews Storyline Online

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: This award-winning children’s literacy website streams videos featuring actors reading children’s books (alongside illustrations). Sometimes, kids read the books. Other times, famous celebrities—such as Eva Longoria, James Earl Jones, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Viola Davis, Annette Bening, Betty White and Kevin Costner—narrate. Brain Benefits: Visual processing, auditory processing, attention,… read more

LearningRx Reviews AARP Games

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Who new AARP – the American Association of Retired Persons has a section of games on its website? If you like fun brain-building games like Mahjongg, Solitaire, Backgammon, crosswords and sudoku, this site is a goldmine! Brain Benefits: memory, auditory and visual processing, logic & reasoning, attention, processing speed What… read more