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.
"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."
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.
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