State-of-the-art ADHD treatment in Hatfield
HYPERACTIVE children will receive state-of-the-art treatment to help reduce the symptoms of having an attention deficit thanks to a University of Hertfordshire study.
A thought-operated computer system, which was tested by 10 Hertfordshire pupils with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) at the Hatfield uni, will be rolled out across the country.
Conducted by psychologist professor Karen Pine, the investigation, which ran three times a week for 12 weeks, looked at the affects of EEG (Electro-encephalography) biofeedback, a learning strategy that alters brain waves.
Prof Pine used a system called Play Attention, supplied by not-for-profit community interest company, Games for Life.
The system involves the child playing a fun educational computer game while wearing a helmet similar to a bicycle helmet.
You may also want to watch:
The helmet picks up their brain activity in the form of EEG waves.
As long as the child concentrates they control the game, but as soon as their attention waivers the game stops. The researchers found at the end of the study that the children’s impulsive behaviour was reduced, compared to a control group who had not used the system.
- 1 Sky Studios Elstree starts recruitment drive ahead of planned 2022 opening
- 2 Fireworks displays in Hertfordshire for Bonfire Night 2021
- 3 Rural land near Welwyn to go on sale next month
- 4 9 questions to decide how Welwyn Garden City you are!
- 5 When do the clocks go back in 2021 and British Summer Time ends?
- 6 Log thrown through hairdressers' window in Knebworth
- 7 £45m housing development to be showcased as buyers get chance to select home
- 8 Residents and councillors react to Lloyds Bank closure
- 9 Explore Hertford Castle at free open day
- 10 Serial flasher who 'showed no remorse' jailed
Prof Pine said: “Children with a diagnosis of ADHD find it hard to control their impulses and inhibit inappropriate behaviour.
“This can lead to educational and behavioural difficulties.
“The Play Attention method may prevent long-term problems by helping the children to be less impulsive and more self-controlled.”
For further information visit www.gamesforlife.co.uk