An accurate ADHD evaluation must screen for far more than ADHD. Though 60 percent of people with ADHD have some co-existing psychiatric condition, comorbidities rarely factor into the evaluation — leading to an incomplete diagnosis. You have ADHD, but what else might you have? Or, no, you do not have ADHD but rather some other condition that explains the symptoms ... Read More
Quest Depot is an incentive-tied, science-based gamified experience for personal growth that helps people as young as elementary school to set goals, track progress, review performance, think positively and live out their dreams. Personal goals are turned into quests at Quest Depot, and users benefit from all proven effective productivity and success methods automatically applied to their goal in a ... Read More
Family therapy is a type of psychotherapy, or talk therapy, that looks at the entire family, including the relationships between the individual members of the family.1 This is a treatment used to address the mental health challenges of one or more family members, address relationship challenges between two or more family members, and improve family dynamics as a whole. Family ... Read More
"We recommend 30 minutes of game play twice a week for skill retention, but even 15 minutes would be beneficial. Be sure to help your children set up their avatar in the game play as some younger children have trouble with this portion. When the game says “You finished the game,” your child has finished a scene, and may return ... Read More
Initially, you should help your child set up their avatar if they are younger, and become familiar with the games’ interface. Research shows that personalization of game elements enhances both engagement and learning for users and the avatar is one of the most important opportunities for personalization (Chin, Dukes, & Gamson, 2009). Specifically, providing young children the ability to customize ... Read More
Humans have used stories to illustrate values since before Homer and Aesop. We learn better when the content is presented in a familiar and relevant way to our lives. The stories in "You're The Star” comics are designed to improve children's responses to common challenges and goals in children’s lives. Each comic features your child as the “star” with myriads ... Read More
How should I introduce kids to curaFUN games and comics so that they will benefit fully from the programs?
All StrengthBuilders have gone through full development, focus group testing and research validation for accuracy, effective AND appeal, and we've observed a high level of interest from children. However, please don't hype up our games and comics as the most exciting form of entertainment in existence. There are plenty of brainless cartoons and designed-to-be-addictive games out there only for entertainment ... Read More
Each purchase provides for only one child unlimited access to that game as long as their subscription is active. Results are important to us, therefore curaFUN includes with your purchase an initial Strength Assessment Report to identify your child individual strengths and weaknesses and offer expert guidance from licensed psychologists and PhD-level educational consultants in a comprehensive Build Strength Roadmap ... Read More
How are curaFUN StrengthBuilder games different from the many free games that are available for children?
curaFUN products are developed specifically for social emotional learning with funding from the US Department of Education and National Science Foundation. Six years of rigorous research, more than $6 millions in training methodology, game design and research validation, and multiple peer reviewed published studies conclude that the consistent use of our programs improve skills in 6 key areas of strengths: ... Read More
No, there is no long-term commitment. We want to make our programs assessible to as many families as possible. However you should keep in mind that the full value of curaFUN's programs are in their unique three-prong approach. Parents receive a personalized and valid Strength Assessment Report for their child after he/she has completed the first six scenes of our ... Read More
Psychologists and performance scientists agree that behaviors can be shaped by a consistently-implemented reward system. Treasure Chest is the reward--actual money--adventurers can earn by completing their quests successfully. It teaches and reinforces the important relationship of one’s actions and life outcome which builds a growth, success-oriented mindset. We’ve gotten requests for non-monetary treasure chest options, and there is a way ... Read More
Once purchased, your child may play freely on any internet browsers at home or in school. There is no special app to download. Remember to make sure that device’s speakers or headphones are working properly as dialogue and tone of voice are important in our games. Younger children should spend about 15-30 minutes per session playing, and have the assistance ... Read More
Question: You claim that games in your programs are educational and not addictive. Then does that mean it's boring and my kids won't like it? Our programs are definitely not entertainment. curaFUN programs professionally evaluate children in six core strength areas, and then dynamically calibrate level of difficulty to challenge your kids especially in areas where they need the most ... Read More
We share your concerns, and have spent years tweaking parent control setting in our homes, trying every app, hardware that are released. Our program provides a safe environment for children to learn, fail and try again. It is an intentional and controlled learning environment, and the only equivalent is hiring a one-on-one coach with years of experience in child psychology and education pedagogy. Also, ... Read More
Writing heals. Writing calms. It connects and brings self-awareness. To write, we have to slow down our busy minds and focus on our purpose. It requires us to reflect on our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and see them clearly--which is why journaling has been found to benefit one’s long-term mental health even more than assistance from therapists. This process of reflection ... Read More
Below is a chart of exactly how treasure chests are rewarded at the end of a quest. Quest Depot’s payout rate is designed specifically to maximize motivation and facilitate behavior change. It’s also important to note that Quest Depot doesn’t require 100% success for full treasure chest award qualification. Perfectionism impedes long-term personal growth, and we value progress and effort ... Read More
Reactive attachment disorder, also known as RAD, is a mood or behavioral disorder that affects babies and children. It involves difficulties with bonding and forming relationships, as well as having social patterns that are not appropriate, but without an intellectual disability or pervasive developmental disorder (such as autism ) to explain these characteristics.1 Additionally, reactive attachment disorder is caused by ... Read More
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