Games with a Mission: Improving the Lives of People with Autism

by Catherine Croft Swanwick, Ph.D. (CEO, Catlilli Games)

Published in Games for EducatorsAA

When people think about games, they usually imagine gathering with their friends and having a good time. As educators, we like to take advantage of this setting to sneak in learning concepts. However, games can also be utilized for health-based purposes. In particular, games are a platform to significantly improve skills and needs of people with autism.

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Exploring the Science of ADHD

by Catherine Croft Swanwick, Ph.D. (CEO, Catlilli Games)

Published in Warrenton Lifestyle Magazinebrain model pic

Parenthood is not for the faint of heart.  As parents, we bond over the silent understanding that our lives transition quickly from moments of unspeakable joy to situations of terrifying despair.  One of the most desperate moments of parenthood occurs when a doctor confirms that something is officially “wrong” with our child.  Although we may have suspected that something was not quite right with our child’s behavioral development, hearing the official diagnosis from an outsider can be devastating.

Many parents face this emotional moment in the form of diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  What is the best way to deal with this information?  Knowledge is power, but seeking credible scientific information is key.  This article provides guidelines to constructively handle an ADHD diagnosis.

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