Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tri-Spy through my little eye…

I met Joan Gatz of The Brain Store at The Brain Store near my house this week and I went through their in-house assessment.

It was kinda fun.

I told her that I need to work on my visual scanning (due to my blind spot) and on my spatial relations.  

She then asked me a series of pretty non-threatening questions about my strengths and weaknesses and hardly laughed at my answers.

She then gave me some product recommendations that would not only address my weaknesses (e.g. ColorCode, Tri-Spy, Quarto), but also give me a few stretch goals for my strengths, like Pathwords. Since I don’t have an occupational therapist giving me direction any more, it’s nice to have some impartial advice.

I ended up buying Tri-Spy online which looks like it could be fun.

Another thing I like about The Brain Store website is that the product descriptions tell you what area of the brain the puzzle with address.  For example, Pathwords will help activate/work out the Broca's and Wernicke's areas of the brain.

I also forgot about all the brain books that they carry.  The next time I’m there I’m going to buy Laughter: A Scientific Investigation by Robert R. Provine, mostly because the cover photograph is just a hoot.

My biggest issue now is going to be finding somebody to play Tri-Spy with me.

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