Participants Needed for ADHD Study

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Doctors at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are working on developing a new line of therapies for children with ADHD termed cognitive training. Cognitive training involves repeated activation and stimulation of a cognitive area in order to train a cognitive domain. This is done using computerized training software that guides children through a series of activities that progressively get more difficult in an attempt to “train the brain.”

Children who have been diagnosed with ADHD or with symptoms of ADHD are needed to participate in a study that will help doctors develop the cognitive training software. Children participating in the trial will play a series of computerized games over the course of approximately two months.

In order to participate in the study:

  • Children must be between the ages of 7 and 12.
  • Children must not have a visual or hearing impairment.
  • Children must have a computer with internet access in the home.

Parents and children are compensated for participation.

Parents interested in scheduling an initial appointment or have any questions can call John Simon at 513-636-9581.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is one of 10 children's hospitals named to the Honor Roll in U.S. News and World Report's 2009-10 America's Best Children's Hospitals. It is ranked #1 for digestive disorders and highly ranked for its expertise in respiratory diseases, cancer, neonatal care, heart care, neurosurgery, diabetes, orthopedics, kidney disorders and urology. Cincinnati Children's is one of the top two recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Internationally recognized for quality and innovation by The Joint Commission, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, it has collaborations with hospitals and health systems around the world. Additional information can be found at

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Danielle Lewis