“Train the ADHD Brain: Games and Apps to Improve Executive Functions & Processing Speed” [podcast episode #219]
Tune in to hear as Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley discuss popular games, apps, and technologies that can be used to improve executive functions and processing speed in children and adults with ADHD — and how to transfer brain training skills to the real world.
Listen to “Train the ADHD Brain: Games and Apps to Improve Executive Functions & Processing Speed” with Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley
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Brain training apps and games are touted as transformational. But do these tools actually help children and adults with ADHD? Can they improve executive functions, processing speed, and sustained attention in real, measurable ways? Yes — with a caveat or two.
To maximize the benefits of brain training, you must first identify the most appropriate tools for each individual’s needs. This requires research and lots of comparison. Then, you must combine brain training with cutting-edge teaching approaches that bring into the real world the skills learned in games and apps.
Related recommended resources:
- ADHD and Video Games: Is Your Child Addicted?
- Free Download: Brain-Boosting Games Kids (and Parents!) Love
- Brain Training for ADHD: What Is It? Does It Work?
- 8 Apps and Tools That Build Better Retention
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This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on May 8, 2018.
Randy Kulman, Ph.D., is a member of the ADDitude Medical Review Panel
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