Videogame Promotes Better Attention Skills in Some Children with Sensory Dysfunction

 ADHD in the News 2017-04-06

A videogame under development as a medical device boosts attention in some children with sensory processing dysfunction, or SPD, a condition that can make the sound of a vacuum, or contact with a clothing tag intolerable for young sufferers. In a study publishing April 5, 2017, in PLOS ONE, researchers at UC San Francisco measured the impact of a “digital intervention” on attention among 38 children with the disorder and compared them with 25 typically developing counterparts, matched by age and gender.