Condition or Therapy: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Category: Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

What is the goal of this study?

The goal of the study is to research the effects of two different video game-like iPad apps on patients with ADHD. Previous studies have shown that app-based digital therapy may have an impact on working memory and attention in ADHD populations.

Who can join the study?

This study might be a good fit if your child:

  • Is between 8 to 12 years old
  • Has been diagnosis of ADHD
  • Not currently taking ADHD medication (If your child is currently taking ADHD medication a washout period may be an option if appropriate.)
  • Not currently participating in behavioral therapy if initiated within the last 4 weeks.

What happens in the study?

  1. You and your child would come in for a screening visit to see if your child is eligible for the study.
  2. If you choose to participate, your child would randomly be assigned to one of the two video game apps. Your child will play the assigned game for 25 minutes a day, five days a week for a month. This will take place at home. 
  3. After approximately four weeks of playing the video game, you and your child will be asked to come in for final study visit.

Who can I contact for information or to enroll?

Contact the research coordinator by email or at 206-884-1488.


Study Location(s): Seattle Children's Hospital main campus
Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Stein