ADHD Teaching Strategies Shared with Schools to Help Children with ADHD in the Classroom

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C8 Sciences shares overview of its NIH funded ACTIVATE™ cognitive cross-training system with school leaders in a free one-on-one webinar designed to improve student attention, working memory and related cognitive skills.

We want to share a comprehensive overview of our NIH funded ACTIVATE™ with school leaders through this webinar for the sole purpose of helping those kids in need.

Connecticut-based C8 Sciences, developer and marketer of a sophisticated brain cross-training program known as ACTIVATE™ and which was developed by Yale neuroscientists, recently announced its intention to share the overview of its NIH funded system with school leaders via a free one-on-one webinar. The goal is to share ADHD teaching strategies with schools to ultimately help with ADHD in the classroom while improving student attention, working memory and related cognitive skills. Further, a comprehensive video documenting how C8 Sciences’ ACTIVATE™ helps children with ADHD in the classroom can be found here:

ADHD teaching strategies, ADHD in the classroom and cognitive cross training – it’s all part of C8 Sciences' war on learning disabilities in our education system. The innovative firm’s response has come in the form of its well-respected ACTIVATE™ cognitive cross training resource for teachers and classrooms, created and developed by C8 Sciences and leading scientists from Yale and the NIH. As a content-independent brain-based cognitive training system that directly strengthens key systems in the brain that contribute to student attention, ACTIVATE™ helps working memory with enjoyable brain games while helping children with ADHD in the classroom learn and grow.

“Most video games for kids actually weaken their ability to sustain attention – while C8 Sciences’ brain games strengthen the child’s own ability to sustain their attention,” says Matt Fitzpatrick, C8 Sciences’ vice president of Product Management. “Although we start out with dynamic short brain games and a plethora of visual and auditory feedback, those brain game elements fade as the student progresses, until eventually the child can focus on long work sessions with little additional stimulation.”

According to C8 Sciences representatives and scientists, ACTIVATE™ Education helps improve attention, working memory, self-regulation and cognitive flexibility to “help children with ADHD in the classroom” and “increase student achievement inside and outside of the classroom.” Further, while the organization realizes academic success is dependent on student cognition, its ACTIVATE™ system is said to measure and improve the “core cognitive capabilities” that have been established as the foundation for academic achievement. “

ADHD teaching strategies and research by neuroscientists have repeatedly shown the connection between student cognition and academics, in addition to the importance of early cognitive cross training intervention to improve student outcomes,” adds Kevin Custer, C8 Sciences vice chairman. “Through our free webinar we’re sharing with school leaders, our ultimate goal is to help students with ADHD based on our research and results.”

“C8 Sciences is the only entity to offer integrated computer and physical exercises – ‘cognitive cross training’,” adds Custer. “Our products are based on proprietary research developed at Yale University by Dr. Bruce Wexler, who impressed the National Institutes of Health so much he and Yale were awarded a prestigious $3 million Director’s Office Grant to continue their treatment of ADHD.”

“ACTIVATE™ Education is a powerful tool for helping special education students suffering from cognitive defects,” concludes Fitzpatrick. “We want to share a comprehensive overview of our NIH funded ACTIVATE™ with school leaders through this webinar for the sole purpose of helping those kids in need. ADHD teaching strategies have never been so dynamic.”

For more information about C8 Sciences, its ACTIVATE™ program or the free webinar visit

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