Brain Training in Children at Risk for Inattention, Hyperactivity, and Executive Function Impairment
Who is Eligible: Children ages 4 and 5. We are looking for children born prematurely (< 33 weeks gestational age) and/or those who have been diagnosed or are at risk (have symptoms or positive family history) for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Principal Investigator: Irene Loe, MD
Research Coordinator: Cory Dodson / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone: (650) 498-7690
We are conducting a research study to determine if kid-friendly computer based games (“Brain Training”) can improve children’s thinking and problem solving abilities. Our study involves children ages 4 and 5 who were either born prematurely, or have/are at risk for ADHD.
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
- Children will complete two testing sessions based at Stanford, each lasting about 1.5 hours.
Computer and play-based games will be used to see how your child controls his/her behavior, attention, and problem solving skills.
We will give you a packet of information to complete, including questionnaires about your child’s behavior and functional skills.
2. After completion of the testing visits, we will inform you of eligibility for the Brain Training phase.
In this phase, children will play an online computer game for about 25-30 minutes/day (can range from 15-45 minutes/day depending on your child’s performance, attention, training version received, number and length of breaks needed). They will engage in play 5 days a week, for 5-7 weeks. They should complete a total of 25 sessions.
Children will then return to Stanford for three more testing sessions, one immediately after completion of Brain Training, and also at 3 and 6 months after Brain Training.
What are the benefits of participating? More
- We will compensate you and your child with $60 following your child's completion of the 25 sessions.
- You will receive free computer-based treatment designed to help us see if it will improve your child’s thinking and problem solving abilities.
- We may identify behavior or learning problems that you and your child are unaware of. If we do, we will recommend services or approaches to help your child.