Chess Helps with rehabilitation (e.g. after Stroke):


it has been suggested that chess might be a useful tool in rehabilitation or therapy for individuals who recovering from stroke, those living with autism or developmental disabilities, and those with other special needs. Participation in chess can allow such individuals to practice and develop their fine motor skills, required in moving the chess pieces in a straight line, vertically, diagonally, and horizontally. Participation in chess can also help individuals with injury or disability to improve their cognitive and communication skills. Additionally, chess can enable the individual to develop a sense of deep concentration and calm. 

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