Research Participation – 2020 – Monash University (VIC)

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Research Participation – 2020 – Monash University (VIC)

Monash University – The Alfi Virtual Reality Project – is undertaking research into the teenager attention difficulties.

An easy to complete online survey and an interesting time of participation that promises to offer some great insights into teenager attention difficulties.

The Alfi Virtual Reality team at Monash University’s Turner Clinic for Brain and Mental Health are working on finding novel ways to improve impulse control in teenagers with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Children who are inattentive or impulsive often have difficulties in a range of areas including academically and socially. For many children with ADHD, these difficulties will continue on through adolescence and into adulthood, yet there are currently few tools available for those experiencing impulsivity and inattention.

Study participant recruitment commences 1 February 2020.
Study participant recruitment will cease on 30 June 2021.

Our new training program, named Alfi, uses Virtual Reality (VR) to create a novel and engaging platform for teenagers to practice cognitive skills that are associated with impulsivity and inattention.

They are looking for 100 teenagers (aged 13-17 years) with ADHD to participate in a trial of the Alfi Virtual Reality program. They will also be running the Alfi VR program at a select number of schools across Melbourne. The aim of the study is to determine whether VR cognitive training is associated with improvements in impulse control, and related domains such as attention, social skills and ADHD symptoms.

Eligible teenagers and their families will be asked to complete a number of online questionnaires and computerised assessments. After these initial assessments are completed, half of the teenagers will use the Alfi Virtual Reality program twice a week for 8 weeks. At the end of the Alfi program teenagers and their families will be asked to complete the same questionnaires and computerised tasks again

For further information, please download the project flier here which outlines the research program and the contacts at Monash University.

Alternatively click here to go directly to the research study details on the Monash University.

Results from this project will be available in late 2021.

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