Friday 20 October 2017

Recent activity with ADHD Research in TaCT

Two papers have recently been published about the suitability of mobile applications (apps) for children and young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Miss Lauren Powell and Dr Jack Parker from CATCH collaborated with University of Sheffield Psychology student, Miss Naomi Robertson and Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust’s Dr Val Harpin on this work. Click on the links below to find out more:

Study one explored the usability of the top 10 listed apps for children and young people with ADHD and clinicians who work with them

Study two explored the parents’ views of the suitability of the top ten listed apps for parents of children and young people with ADHD and the views of clinicians that work with them on the suitability and value of the apps

Study one was presented as a poster presentation at the Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress 2017 by Miss Powell.

The methods behind the two above papers were also presented by Miss Powell at the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) International Congress, 2017.

We have also held an event for children and young people with ADHD and their parents where we used Lego to answer questions around what technology they would like to help them manage their ADHD. To our knowledge, this is the first event of its kind using Lego Serious Play for this group. The workshop findings have been published in the NIHR INVOLE newsletter,

The workshop is also due to be presented by Dr Parker at the Design4Health conference in Melbourne in December, 2017.

This work was jointly funded by the Research Design Service Yorkshire and the Humber (RDS YH) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Telehealth and Care Technologies (TaCT) theme of the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Yorkshire Humber (CLAHRC YH)

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