Computer Game Improves Concentration in Kids With ADHD

Kermit Cole
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Research from the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center finds that neurofeedback in the form of a video game successfully helped children diagnosed with ADHD to have better focus. Parental report six months after training, the study reports, showed a lasting improvement. The study appeared today in Pediatrics.

Abstract →

Steiner, N., Frenette, E., Rene, K., Brennan, R.; In-School Neurofeedback Training for ADHD: Sustained Improvements From a Randomized Control Trial. Pediatrics. Online February 17, 2014

Of further interest:
Kids With ADHD Can Train Their Brains, Study Finds (NBC News)

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Kermit Cole
Kermit Cole, MFT, founding editor of Mad in America, works in Santa Fe, New Mexico as a couples and family therapist. Inspired by Open Dialogue, he works as part of a team and consults with couples and families that have members identified as patients. His work in residential treatment — largely with severely traumatized and/or "psychotic" clients — led to an appreciation of the power and beauty of systemic philosophy and practice, as the alternative to the prevailing focus on individual pathology. A former film-maker, he has undergraduate and master's degrees in psychology from Harvard University, as well as an MFT degree from the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He is a doctoral candidate with the Taos Institute and the Free University of Brussels. You can reach him at [email protected]