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ADHD with COCO THINKS and COCO MOVES

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DYNSEO has been working for more than 10 years in the field of children’s education and learning. Our goal is to give all children the same resources and opportunities to have a good development. Dynseo offers COCO THINKS and COCO MOVES, an educational and sports games application.

Children with ADHD have difficulty concentrating, which can manifest itself as inattention, hyperactivity or impulsiveness.

These difficulties have an impact on the daily life of the children, at different levels: with the family, at school and on a social level.

Here is a summary table to help you see which games can help a child with ADHD, depending on their needs.

Inattention

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Difficulty concentrating

Quick switching from one activity to another

Forgetting to do things or tasks

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Impulsivity

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Tendency to cut-off speech when others are talking

Difficulty inhibiting actions or thoughts 

Lack of patience

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Hyperactivity

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Continuous movements

Difficulty sitting still

Lack of organization

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COCO THINKS and COCO MOVES, an educational app for ADHD children 

Dynseo has developed an app adapted to children from 5 to 10 years old with cognitive disorders: COCO THINKS and COCO MOVES.

The COCO THINKS and COCO MOVES can be used at home, with the parents or independently, at school or during sessions if the child is followed by a professional. You don’t need wifi to use this app, so it can be used everywhere and everytime.  

The COCO app is a programme with more than 30 educational games to work on cognitives functions such as attention, memory, language, organization etc. Each game has 3 levels of difficulty to allow better adaptation to the children’s skills.

To allow for customization, Dynseo provides technical sheets to find the most suitable games according to the needs and skills of the child. On the sheets you can find the rules of the game, the modes available and the cognitive functions stimulated.

Today, children with ADHD often have medical treatments. With COCO THINKS and COCO MOVES, Dynseo offers a non-medical alternative to help and support children with ADHD in their development.

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to suit every child’s needs

With COCO THINKS and COCO MOVES, children’s cognitive training moves up a gear: it is personalized, relevant, and without failure.

With the filters, you can view games by specific need (ADHD) or by target cognitive function.

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 Possibility to filter the games for a child with ADHD

IN THIS GUIDE

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Games adapted according to the form of ADHD

Explore the diversity of games designed specifically to adapt to the different disorders of children with ADHD, thus providing enriching and inclusive play experiences for all. Adjusting the level of stimulation, the duration of the activities and the instructions given will help them engage and concentrate.

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How to channel a child with ADHD

Channeling an ADHD childs energy into stimulating and structured activities, promotes their cognitive and emotional development. It can also reduce impulsive behaviors and distractions, allowing the child to better engage with tasks and social interactions.

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The benefits of a sports break for an ADHD child

To highlight the benefits of taking a sports break in children with ADHD. A sports break is crucial for children with ADHD because it provides them with a healthy outlet to channel their boundless energy. Physical activity helps release endorphins, promoting emotional regulation and concentration.

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Monitoring the learning of children with ADHD

To support the evolution of learning in children with ADHD through personalized followup methods, aimed at maximizing their potential while respecting their pace and specific needs.

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GAMES ADAPTED ACCORDING TO THE FORM OF ADHD

Discover the most suitable games for children with ADHD within the COCO THINKS and COCO MOVES program.

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TYPES OF ADHD

 

ADHD is a disorder that mainly affects attention, but every child is different and its symptoms can be varied as well.
In general, there are 3 characteristics that can be proven or not, and more or less severe.

 

INATTENTION

 

When a child has difficulty focusing, the first cognitive function affected is attention. Children with ADHD may have difficulty completing a task they have started, they may switch quickly from one activity to another, and they may forget things to do. This inattention can happen both at home and at school. 

It is very important to not criticize the child for forgetting, but help him to find compensation strategies and finish the task he started.

Twins

 

In this game the child has to look at the cards and memorize their position. The cards are then turned over and the child has to find the pairs of cards like in the memory game.  

This game stimulates the child’s attention when he has to memorize the position of the cards. Once they have found a pair of pictures, the cards are removed from the screen: this way, the child can see their progress in the game and is not distracted by the cards they have already found.  In addition, this game also stimulates memory and the creation of mental images.

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Crazy Waterfall

 

In this game, the child has to find the difference between the model and the proposed image sequence. 

In this game, focused attention is stimulated. We also work on saccadic eye movement and visual perception, two important cognitive functions, especially when they are comorbid with dyslexia.

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Coco at the beach

 

In this game, the activity is divided into 5 rounds with a break between each part ( the child rests between two parts and stays focused during the game ). In this form, the game stimulates focused attention, but also helps the child to learn how to manage his concentration, his activity time and his rest time.

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IMPULSIVITY

 

When a child is impulsive, he does not wait until the end of conversation with another person to answer or start an activity. This sometimes causes a misunderstanding of instructions and can lead to difficulties in completing the task. He can often interrupt a dialogue and thus can irritate. At the motor level, the child may act without thinking about the consequences, and, in this case, may put himself in danger if he cannot foresee the risk. In the case of impulsivity, the disorder is due to a difficulty in inhibiting thought or action. 

Moles invasion 

 

In this game, the child will see 3 different moles, and therefore 3 different stimuli. A normal one that he has to tap/ hit once, another one with a helmet that he has to top twice, and finally, a last one with glasses that he has to leave alone.

In this game, the activation and inhibition of movement is stimulated according to the stimulus. The child can learn to adapt to its environment, to take external information to choose which movement to make.

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Pop balloons

 

In this game, the child has to shoot arrows and hit the balloons according to the instructions.

 

In this game, there is no question of speed, but the child must watch the movement of the balloons and wait for the right moment to shoot. He has to stop the movement and wait for the right moment to shoot. The child has to blow up only the balloons of one color, so it is very important to read the instructions carefully before starting the game.

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Snowball effect

 

In this game, the child has to press a single arrow to throw a snowball that must hit all the arrows on the screen. The child cannot press the arrow he sees on the screen, he has to think carefully before acting. Thanks to this game, the cause-and-effect is stimulated, so he thinks about the consequences of an action.

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HYPERACTIVITY

 

When an ADHD child is hyperactive, there are signs of motor activity. The child is always on the move, he cannot sit still and make “unnecessary” movements. We can see, for example, that when he runs to shoot a ball, he also moves all his body and arms excessively. In general, movements are uncoordinated. Also in terms of activity/task to be done, we can observe difficulties of organization, the child fiddles with objects and cannot stay focused a long time on an activity.

The Musical Ear

 

In this game, the child had to listen to sounds or instruments, and recognize them. 

The child does not have to stay in front of the tablet, but he has to pay attention to the sounds he hears. With this activity, you can stimulate attentions and auditory discrimination. In addition, to give the answer, the child has to be in front of the screen and press the good answer. There will be a spontaneous return to the tablet.

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Shapebox

 

In this game, the child has to recognise shapes or colors according to the pattern. 

The pattern changes each turn, so you stimulate attention with the instructions. You have to wait until the correct shape is exactly in the central area before you can press the button, so you stimulate inhibition of activation and adaptation to the external environment.

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Simili

 

In this game the child has to find the duplicate picture among the pictures offered. 

With this game you stimulate the activation and inhibition of the action because the child has to be quick, but also has to analyze all the pictures. In this game, the child has to stay next to the tablet to give the answer, but the quick change from one shape to another allows the child to sit still for longer. 

Finally, with this game you also stimulate the saccadic eye movement and hand-eye coordination which are important when there is a comorbidity with Dys disorders. 

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HOW TO CHANNEL AN HYPERACTIVE CHILD’S ATTENTION?

 

Channeling a child with ADHD is essential to help them focus and manage their energy constructively. Providing a clear framework and appropriate activities helps the child with ADHD to reach their potential and thrive in different aspects of their life.

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As we have seen in this article, ADHD children often have attention problems and difficulties in controlling their movement. These difficulties have an influence on the child’s daily life, but the environment can be adapted to the child’s needs.

ADHD children are easily distracted, so the first important thing is to create a calm and clean environment. At home you can put things away so that they are not in sight. At school you can ask the child to be away from the windows or the door so that he/she is not distracted.

 

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Another tip is to create a routine with fixed times for the main activities of the day. For example, waking up, eating, homework and bedtime should always be the same. This routine gives ADHD children temporary cues that help them to be more organized and to carry out activities in order.

Finally, it is important to have rules that can help the child to behave appropriately in different situations. The rules do not have to be negative (e.g. “no running in the house”) but they can be positive, e.g. “in the house we walk slowly”. You should know that for ADHD children it is difficult to control their movement and it is not enough to say the rules once. You have to be patient and repeat the rules several times with the child.

Channeling a child with ADHD requires an approach that combines both understanding their specific needs and setting up a structured and nurturing environment. It is essential to provide activities that allow the child to release their energy in a positive way, such as sports or dynamic play. At the same time, its important to set clear boundaries and achievable expectations, while offering constant support to help the child focus on their tasks.

Time management techniques, such as the use of timers or checklists, can also help structure activities and keep the childs attention over a period of time. Finally, encouraging regular breaks and offering rewards for effort and progress can help boost the childs motivation and engage in activities.

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THE BENEFITS OF A SPORTS BREAK ENFANTS FOR CHILDREN WITH ADHD

Sports breaks provide ADHD children with an effective way to release excess energy in a positive way, promoting emotional regulation. By providing a dynamic and structured outing, sports breaks help improve the concentration and overall wellbeing of children with ADHD.

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THE BENEFITS OF A SPORTS BREAK

For ADHD children, the major difficulties are therefore in movements and in the ability to wait.

In the Coco app, every 15 minutes of screen use, the app stops and suggests a dynamic break.

ADHD children live in a frenetic world and for them sitting or concentrating requires a lot of effort. With this break they can take a break from their frenetic world and do structured activities.

1,2,3 Statue

 

In this game the child has to move to the music and stop when the music stops. 

With this game, the child can move and therefore exercise. They have to pay attention to the music and stop when the music stops. He can therefore learn to adapt to external stimuli.

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The Yogi Apprentice

 

In this game, the child has to reproduce yoga positions.

Yoga provides an ADHD child with breathing and meditation techniques that promote calmness and focus, while encouraging body awareness, which can help reduce restlessness and improve stress management.

 

 

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The break allows children to concentrate during the activity, knowing that there will be a time afterwards to clear their brains and rest.

This break is another solution to adapt the environment to the needs of the children, creating a balance between the increasingly sedentary society in which they live and the need for children to move.

PS: the little extra. The sports break helps ADHD children to let off steam, and thus be more focused afterwards, without creating an addiction to screens. Its a winwin!

Practicing sports provides an energetic and structured outing for these children, allowing them to channel their excessive energy in a positive way. By participating in sports activities, they develop essential social skills such as cooperation, fair play, and playing by the rules, which can be challenges for children with ADHD. In addition, exercise promotes the release of endorphins, helping to reduce stress and anxiety, symptoms often associated with ADHD. By providing an inclusive environment where children with ADHD can thrive and succeed, sport plays a crucial role in their physical, emotional, and social development.
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These sports activities also provide ADHD children with opportunities to improve their selfesteem and selfconfidence. By overcoming physical challenges and achieving personal goals, they strengthen their sense of accomplishment and learn how to better manage frustrations and failures, skills that are important in their daily lives. In addition, sport helps boost focus and discipline, teaching ADHD children the value of perseverance and teamwork. By integrating sport into the school setting, we create an environment conducive to the development of all children, including those living with ADHD, thus promoting their social integration and academic success.

 

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MONITORING THE LEARNING OF CHILDREN WITH ADHD

Monitoring the learning of children with ADHD requires an individualized and multidisciplinary approach, involving teachers, parents and health professionals. By incorporating ongoing monitoring and open communication between all parties involved, one can maximize the learning potential and wellbeing of children with ADHD.

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TRAINING FOLLOW-UP

 

Targeted training and follow-up can help the child learn to manage his or her behaviour. The child will still have ADHD, but with strategies that allow him to adapt to everyday situations.

In the COCO THINKS and COCO MOVES app it is possible to follow the evolution over time. For each game you can see the scores obtained and the time spent on the activity. Having information about the time is as important as the result, especially for children with ADHD, for whom time management is difficult.

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In the application there are also trophies that the child can get by playing the different games. These trophies can be a good motivation for the children who will also see their progress.

For children with ADHD it is very important to have positive feedback because they don’t always feel they fit in and they always get negative feedback from their environment.  Being able to feel capable and see their progress influences their mood.

Syllabus

 

In this game, the child has to find words from the syllables.

This game provides ADHD children with a playful activity that boosts their engagement and concentration while strengthening their reading and spelling skills. By breaking down the process into smaller, more manageable steps, this type of game also helps develop their ability to organize and structure information, which can be beneficial for their learning.

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A card a date

 

In this game, the child has to put the events back in order.

An eventsetting game provides ADHD children with an interactive activity that promotes their focus and mental organization. By helping them structure logical sequences, this game also strengthens their ability to assimilate and memorize information, which is beneficial for their learning tracking.

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PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO HELP CHILDREN WITH ADHD IN THEIR LEARNING

 

1. Routine and structure : Routine and structure: Establishing a consistent daily routine helps provide a predictable framework for the child. Use visual schedules and todo lists to help them stay organized.

2. Clear and concise instructions : Give simple and precise instructions, using short sentences. Break down complex tasks into smaller steps and guide them through the process.

3.  Positive coaching and encouragement : Reward the childs progress and efforts with positive praise and reinforcement. Use tangible rewards or privileges to motivate them.

4.  Adapted learning environment: Create a calm and wellorganized workspace with few distractions. Use focus tools such as noisecancelling headphones or screens to reduce external stimuli.

5.  Variety in teaching methods: Implement different pedagogical approaches to meet the childs individual learning needs. Use visual aids, handson activities, and games to make learning more engaging.

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6. Time and transition management: Use timers or visual clocks to help the child manage their time and meet deadlines. Allow for transition periods between activities to facilitate a smooth transition.

7. Coaching and professional support: Work with teachers and health professionals to develop individualized intervention plans and coping strategies specific to the childs needs.

By combining these strategies with patience, understanding, and consistent support, it is possible to help children with ADHD overcome learning challenges and achieve academic success.

DISCOVER THE COCO THINKS AND COCO MOVES APP 

The COCO THINKS and COCO MOVES app contains more than 30 educational games to work on English, math, logic, memory or attention.

In addition, the application imposes a sports break every 15 minutes of screen time to teach a measured use of screens.

Much smarter than a parental control!

Here are the technical sheets for all the games presented, with the cognitive functions stimulated by game

Any user of the COCO THINKS and COCO MOVES app can request the data sheets to accompany a child with ADHD.
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