How a New Game for Children with ADHD Can Help Them Stay Engaged and Productive this Summer – Interview

How a New Game for Children with ADHD Can Help Them Stay Engaged and Productive this Summer – Interview

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“New Study Shows First and Only FDA-Approved Video Game-Demonstrates Exceptional Results in Treating ADHD in Children!”

Parents understand the importance of helping their child with ADHD stay engaged and productive during the summer. Without the school day structure, summer can mean kids are spending more time on their digital devices, but now parents of kids with ADHD can actually approve of some of their children’s screen time.

In fact, a recently published clinical study

of the first and only FDA-approved prescription video game demonstrated significant improvement in certain ADHD-related symptoms following two months of treatment, both when used alone and alongside stimulants. Researchers say prescription video game treatment is proven to improve attention for children with ADHD.

With over a year of input since launch from patients and caregivers, this highly personalized experience helps children ages 8-12 with ADHD symptoms by optimizing to the child’s ideal challenge level.

Evaluated in over 600 children with ADHD

across five clinical studies, the treatment uses sensory stimuli and simultaneous motor challenges designed to target areas of the brain that play a key role in attention function which may lead to improved focus and flexibility to manage multiple tasks at the same time.

Some common signs and symptoms of ADHD include:

  • Often has trouble holding attention on tasks or play activities.
  • Often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly.
  • Often does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork or chores
  • Often has trouble organizing tasks and activities.1

Join me for a recent interview with Dr. Elysa Marco and Kelcey,

parent of a child with ADHD who has been using the prescription video game in addition to their current treatment plan. Our guests discussed the importance of this unique therapy along with the latest studies on how the video game is showing significant outcomes in children.

Kelcey Sihanourath will also talk about her/his child’s personal challenges and how this video game is making a big difference in her child’s life.

See the entire interview here:

For more information, go to endeavorrx.com.

 

BIO

Elysa Marco is a cognitive and behavioral child neurologist. She cares for children with all types of neurologic concerns, however, she specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with cognitive, sensory, and behavioral challenges. Dr. Marco participates in the care of children at Cortica Healthcare in Marin county (San Rafael).

Dr. Marco also has an active neuroscience collaboration at UCSF that focuses on understanding and finding treatments for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Her research is based on a thorough cognition and sensory evaluation of each child combined with innovative functional imaging to better understand how children’s brains process sound, touch, and visual information. Her research involves individuals with autism disorders, sensory processing disorders, neuroanatomic disorders (such as agenesis of the corpus callosum) and specific genetic disorders (such as 16p11.2 copy number variations.

Dr. Marco’s lab is also combining structural and functional brain imaging with computer-based training interventions to determine if computer games can help children resist distracting information and improve visual motor planning. The overarching goal of Dr. Marco’s research is to use basic science findings to create beneficial treatments for children.

Dr. Marco received her BA in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and then obtained her MD at the University of California, San Francisco. She continued her residency training at UCSF in pediatrics, neurology, and child neurology. In addition, she completed a cognitive and behavioral fellowship with an emphasis on the genetics of cognitive impairment.

 

Interview is courtesy: Akili Interactive Labs

  1. https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/diagnosis.html

Cynthia Tait

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