Development and evaluation of video game for learning capabilities improvement of ADHD children

Koceski, Saso and Koceska, Natasa (2015) Development and evaluation of video game for learning capabilities improvement of ADHD children. In: International Conference on Information Technology and Development of Education-ITRO 2015, Zrenjanin, Republic of Serbia.

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Abstract

Persistent and severe impairment of psychological development resulting from a high level of inattentive, restless and impulsive behavior is classified according to the fourth Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) as attentiondeficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and according to the Tenth International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) as hyperkinetic disorder (HD). ADHD is associated with poor grades, poor reading and math standardized test scores, and increased grade retention in schoolchildren. Besides medical treatment of these children, biofeedback is recognized as an internationally recognized alternative therapy for ADHD children nowadays. Moreover, there are many studies regarding the influence of the video games on ADHD children. Although in many cases the opinions and findings are contradictory all of them are concluding that ADHD children could benefit from properly designed video games that are played according to a specific protocol and under supervision of teachers or parents. This paper presents a developed video game that aims at helping ADHD in improving their learning capacities. It consists of several different modules and levels. The design and development of the game as well as its architecture are presented in this paper. The game has been experimentally evaluated on ADHD children. The results of the evaluation are also presented in the paper and conclusions are drawn.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Natural sciences > Computer and information sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science
Depositing User: Natasa Koceska
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2016 11:03
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2016 11:03
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/14843

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