A promising digital health antervention for ASD+ADHD; free tele-consultation for providers and more ... 
June 11, 2018

Gaming Intervention for ASD + ADHD
In this Issue: Promising Digital Health Intervention for ASD+ADHD

Digital health is becoming commonplace: but what if your doctor wrote you or your child a prescription for an FDA-approved video game? 
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Dr. Yerys demonstrating gaming intervention

Digital medicine company Akili Interactive announced the results of a successful randomized, controlled clinical trial of an investigational digital treatment for children with Attention Deficient/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  This digital medicine improves a key component of cognition that is thought to contribute to attention difficulties in children with ADHD. But, instead of being administered through a pill, the treatment is delivered through a video game-like environment. 

A video game prescription for ADHD? 

"Fewer children with ASD and ADHD diagnoses respond to medications for ADHD than what we see in children with ADHD," explains Dr. Yerys, "so it is important to test if creative approaches to new interventions can help improve attention for this group of kids."
How to manage co-occurring

When children have symptoms of ADHD above and beyond what can be explained by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) alone, these ADHD symptoms can make it difficult to get the full benefit of education or special intervention. 

How to manage co-occurring ASD and ADHD

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