visual processing

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

One More Story

LearningRx Reviews One More Story Website Reviewed by Wendy What it is: One More Story is a subscription-based online library of the best children’s illustrated books set to music and read aloud to children. (There’s also an “I Can Read It” mode for kids who want to read to themselves.) The site launched in 2005 and has… read more

Signing Time DVD Series

LearningRx Reviews Signing Time DVDs Reviewed by Wendy What it is: The Signing Time video series teaches children of all ages and abilities (even babies!) to communicate using American Sign Language through original songs, music, videos and animation. It’s an incredibly effective way to increase communication in babies and toddler and cut down on tantrums. Brain… 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

Brain School (App)

LearningRx Reviews the Brain School App Reviewed by Wendy What it is: This fun brain games app offers 20 games and more than 100 levels of play. Some of the games include Music Lessons, Roman History, Magic Hats, Shape Math and Plastic Puzzle. You can check your improvement in “mental agility” daily and get progress… read more

Brain Den

LearningRx Reviews the Brain Den Website Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Have you noticed how all the fun brain game websites and apps tend to include an older cartoon professor in a lab coat on their sites? Well, this is another one of those, but it’s forgivable because the site has some fun brain… read more

7 Little Words

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: 7 Little Words is a word-game app that uses clues to hint at seven words segmented into two or more letters per tile. For example, the clue “meowing pet” tells you that the solution has eight letters. When you look at the tiles below the clues, you’d choose these… read more