Cogmed

Gamify ADHD

Readers who read the Play Attention article a few weeks ago will recognize how Play Attention relies on biofeedback to build skills related to attention using video games. Cogmed claims to do similar for at least 80% of the population, yet claims to be backed by peer-reviewed research and only implemented by respected physicians and psychologists. Unlike Play Attention, it specifically targets working memory. The Cogmed website states that this is enough to deal with many issues related to inattention. More information on Cogmed can be found on their website at this link. Additional information about this therapy method, including how Cogmed claims to improve fluid IQ (which is necessary for people with ADHD and Nonverbal Learning Disorders to quickly adapt to rapid information, such as the type required in social situations) can be found in this online ADDitude Magazine interview.

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