Can children with ADHD learn from video games? Are they able to take game-based skills such as problem-solving, cognitive flexibility, and time management and apply them to real-world situations?
Our team at LearningWorks for Kids summarized our findings for a recent presentation at the annual American Psychological Association (APA) convention. The latest research has begun to show us snippets of information that suggests that in fact kids with ADHD do learn skills such as selective attention, and improved social awareness from video game play.
However, most games do not employ strategies to directly enhance the transferability of game-based skills to the real world. That’s where parents, educators, and tutors play a role, and LearningWorks for Kids can help.
You can see the Powerpoint from our presentation at the APA convention below:
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