HELPING THOSE WITH AUTISM AND ADHD
A video game might be exactly what kids need. Digital treatment embedded in a game called Project: EVO helped kids with a dual diagnosis of autism and ADHD focus better, both during the game and after completing it, according to a small study in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. About half of children who receive both diagnoses don’t respond as well to ADHD medications, meaning they often deal with impairments in memory, attention, and goal-reaching; this may make day-to-day life a struggle. The video game was designed by Akili Interactive with researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and a larger follow-up study is planned.