LONDON, January 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Scientifically tested training programmes to help enhance students' cognitive abilities
MyCognition, the UK's leading provider of cognitive health technologies, launches AquaSnap and EcoSnap, scientifically developed online games designed to enhance the cognitive health and educational performance of children and young adults. MyCognition also launches MyCQEd, a unique assessment tool providing a quantitative evaluation of cognitive health.
The games' benefits include:
- Improving cognitive performance , including for pupils with additional learning needs (ALN)
- Providing personalised training matching pupils' specific requirements
- Maintaining pupils' interest through entertaining games
- A self-administered, time-efficient programme appropriate for school timetables
AquaSnap and EcoSnap, for children aged eight and above, work alongside the evaluation tool MyCQEd, which assesses performance in five key areas of brain function - working memory, episodic memory, attention, executive function and psychomotor speed. MyCQEd personalises the games to holistically train all cognitive functions. A major study has shown repeated play of these games helps deliver cognitive improvement.
The games have particular benefits for pupils with special educational needs (SEN). Unlike interventions isolating SEN children, AquaSnap and EcoSnap enable them to share enjoyment of the games alongside their peers. MyCQEdcan also help spot signs of SEN amongst children not previously identified.
AquaSnap and EcoSnap were created with BAFTA award-winning game creators Preloaded. The games are available via the contact page of MyCognition's website or through Apple's iPad app store.
Duncan Knight, CEO of MyCognition, commented:
"AquaSnap and EcoSnap are anchored in sound science and deliver real benefits for pupils and students. Introducing these games in schools benefits children with special needs and their peers; they are fun, effective, and can make a significant improvement in children's educational performance."
Beverly Whitaker, deputy head teacher, commented on Selborne CE Primary School's experience with AquaSnap:
"We have been pleased with the results since we introduced AquaSnap to our Year 5 and Year 6 pupils. Following a MyCQEd assessment, for the next eight weeks the children played AquaSnap three times a week. It was easy to use and children of all abilities really enjoyed the game. After eight weeks we assessed the children again and - particularly in areas identified as needing improvement - all of them had made encouraging progress."
Note to editors
AquaSnap and EcoSnap can be accessed via the contact page of MyCognition's website - http://www.mycognition.com/contact/ or through Apple's iPad app store.
MyCognition is a provider of cognitive health technology. Founded in 2011 by a team of passionate healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs, the growth business develops and scientifically tests programmes that train specific brain functions, improving cognitive health. It has sets itself apart by designing the world's first bespoke cognitive assessment tool, MyCQEd - a digital version of validated and respected tests in the field of neuroscience, refined over decades of research into the human brain. As it rigorously quantifies performance across core cognitive domains such as working memory and executive function, MyCQEd represents a benchmark for cognitive health as well as a starting point for scientific research into cognitive therapies.
MyCognition's innovative cognitive training games have been trialled in the UK and abroad, and results show that repeated use leads to higher MyCQEd scores. The positive findings from its tests have been endorsed by the wider scientific community and MyCognition works in partnership with world-class institutions including the University of Cambridge and Amsterdam Medical Centre.
For more information, please visit http://www.mycognition.com/
1. A study of 600 children found playing a MyCognition game, regularly over eight weeks led to statistically significant gains in executive function and working memory.