What exactly is Lumosity?
It is a website that contains a number of different mental games. Each of these games has a different purpose and they all work together in establishing neural pathways in the brain that may have been lost or that may have never been there in the first place.
Does Lumosity work?
Any type of mental game that helps strengthen the pathways in the brain will help. Lumosity creates a specialized plan depending upon your goals to help you get the results that you are looking for. This can be a great reinforcer for autistic children in helping them to focus and learn.
How does Lumosity.com help autism?
Autistic children need to continue to work their brain to help make the pathways between the left and right side of the brain stronger. This can be done in several ways, including video games, reinforcers, and more. Lumosity is a website that focuses on mental games to help exercise your brain. This can be extremely helpful to everyone, especially those who have autism. Autistic children are thought to be missing that connection between left and right brain activities. Lumosity.com can strengthen or even rebuild those connections to allow your student to learn more and exhibit fewer of the behavioral issues that are a part of an autistic child’s life.
How much does Lumosity brain training cost?
There is a 14 days free trial period. Once you pass the 14 days, You may choose either annual plan or monthly plan. Annual plan start at $79.95. It’s one time payment and you gain unlimited access to all Lumosity games. Monthly plan start at $9.95 without any contract. You may cancel monthly plan any time.
The great thing is that this can be done on any computer, tablet, or wireless device. It is ultra-convenient and can offer something for your child to do in the car, in line, or as part of therapy time.
Creating those pathways and connections in the brain is the only way that the child can begin to use both sides of their brain cooperatively. If you are considering using the computer to help your child focus and reinforce positive behaviors.
I tried free trial for Lumosity and I found it amazing. I know there might be some theories that Lumosity is fake and Bulls*t. But I did go ahead and became an annual member. Honestly you can find those Lumosity games outside too but you wouldn’t be sure which one really helps brain exercise. As every part of the body brain do need exercise regularly especially if you don’t want Alzheimer. 50% of American after age of 75 will be diagnosed with Alzheimer. That statistics came from Dr. Oz show. So if you can afford, Go for it by all means.
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Lumosity is mostly bullshit, because it only trains and measures irrelevant skills.
People I know with 140+ IQ got average scores on their first try, meaning the tests do not measure anything close to g.
Add to that the fact that most lumosity users see good progress in their BPI scores over time, often up to 2x their initial score and you see where it goes wrong.
IQ tests (and training) have taken a lot of collaborative research, statistics and so forth just to create one metric that only has statistical significance.
Compared to that, lumosity has invented some pseudo-scientific bullshit in a few years, no statistics or proper studies – and pretend they’ve created several intelligence metrics that are both quantitative and significant.
If there had been any correlation between g and at least one of the supposed factors their tests measure, it might have been possible that they indeed created such metrics.
In the present cases, it only serves to confirm that they are full of shit.
On another note, Autistic children need REAL WORLD contacts, not simplified brain-teasers, otherwise they risk becoming even more autistic…
I have been working with autistic children for more than 20 years. While every child requires real world contact, contact alone will not address the deficits specific to the individual. To develop missing skills or underdeveloped skills as a result of the deficit, the individual should participate in actions designed to improve that particular skill. For example: if the individual has a deficit in recognizing patterns (essential for language development, decoding for reading and critical thinking for reasoning) real world contacts would not resolve the deficit. Real world is the point at which learned skills are generalized or put into practice which, as you understand is important in the development of all people. I have read that there is science behind lumosity and found the implications valuable in cognitive studies. At no point in research history has so much data been collected on such an enormous amount of study participants. The wealth of information gathered will be studied by scientists and researchers for years to come. Perhaps, the data will shed light on more ways to develop skills the deficits of autism suppress.
This is a good article and provides the scientific research papers lumosity used to help in development of the games, other people’s research.
I wasn’t sure but I went ahead and tried it. My son is 14 years old and suffers from Autism. I went ahead and started him on the luminosity training. It last about 15-30 mins a day. After about 6 six I noticed some small changes such as when he would clean his room there would still me things like toys or paper scraps still on the floor. this past week though I checked his room twice and both times nothing was on the floor and all the books were out on the book shelf in order of height, from tallest to smallest. I also noticed this week but my wife says it started last week. He has completed all his home work. Usually his homework is to read a 3rd grade book/story and write a summary as best he can about what he read. also thier might be math or spelling added to. Well usually he never finishes all his work but he has. I don’t know if it’s luminosity or not but I will keep you all updated.
Guiseppe, I appreciate your input. We would love to know the status after some time. Please do update us about your son’s improvements.
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Im gonna get it for my wife, just to see if motivated her to do the house cleaning.
I have a 12 year old son with autisim. I would like to know if anyone else has had an experience (positive or negitive) with Lumosity and autisim. I have found that even his limited times with video games kills hit attention span. So I am curious what everyone has to say.
I have a 14 year old son with autism. Last week, I started him with Luminosity. He really enjoys the daily training and tracking his progress. I have noticed a minor change in his attention span and memory skills; he is slightly improving in those areas.