Impulse Control Game

Grades 2-8
Item Number: 8288

$56.99

This board game is both educational and therapeutic. It is designed to help students with ADD, ADHD, and other conditions involving impulse control problems. The game teaches specific skills to help students control impulses, make good decisions, and avoid actions that are detrimental to themselves and others. During the game, players drive their cars and make their way through a maze of roads as they learn impulse control skills and concepts. For 2-6 players. Can also be played with teams.

During the game, players drive their cars, making their way through a maze of roads. At each intersection they have to make a decision regarding the best path. Some paths are shorter, but contain various hazards that are represented by road signs. For example, a sign means that the player must go back two spaces. Therefore, players must avoid hasty decisions and choose their routes in a way that looks forward to the consequences of each path. They learn that the “easy way” is not always the best way. In order to do well in the game, players are forced to delay decisions until the facts and consequences have been considered and to plan ahead. In this way, the play of the game reinforces the skills that the players are learning by following the directions on the cards that they pick.

The game box includes a teacher booklet with complete lesson plans, suggested one-on-one coaching activities, a list of activities to give to parents that will help them reinforce the skills learned in the game, references to the studies that demonstrate the efficacy of the skills in the game, and suggestions for further reading.

Learning Objectives

  1. Accepting Delayed Gratification
  2. Reading Social Cues
  3. Understanding the Benefits of Impulse Control
  4. Developing Positive Internal Speech
  5. Improving Problem Solving Skills
  6. Understanding the Consequences of Impulsive Actions
  7. Improving the Ability to Stop a Behavior
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