Autism in Ocala: We wish to open an Autism center here in Ocala Florida. As previous board members of Ocala Autism Support Network, we were able to see first hand what families who have children on the Autism Spectrum needed and were missing. In an effort to be able to provide these services, therapies and assistive devices, KidGenius was born.
Chess activates critical areas of the brain involved in visual processing, memory, planning and judgment, while activating both the left and the right hemispheres of the brain. Chess looks at the intellectual capability and not academics.
Children with learning disorders have shown an improvement in their cognitive skills. For many children, after a year of playing chess, they then have the ability to focus and do not get mentally tired of tasks as easily. Chess stimulates social, emotional and cognitive development and empowers the player to interact with the world as a planner and problem-solver, a mathematician and philosopher, a sportsman and adversary.
Kids develop individual and interpersonal skills while honing their chess abilities. Numerous studies suggest that the thinking skills fostered through the chess curriculum are effectively transferred, leading to overall improvements in players’ test scores and school achievement
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