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Posted on: July 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Parent Tip Tuesday-Video Game for ADHD?

Screen shot of EndeavorRX video game

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 11% of kids between the ages of 4 and 17 have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). While Colorado’s estimated rate is considerably lower at 5.6%, 3rd lowest in the United States, for parents of kids with ADHD it can be challenging. 

In June, the FDA approved the first ever prescribed video game for kids with ADHD. That’s right, a video game that studies suggests help kids with ADHD. Many parents struggle with the amount of time kids spend playing video games so if there is a video game that helps with ADHD this study may be a welcome sight. EndeavorRX was designed to improve the attention and focus of kids with ADHD between the ages of 8 and 12 with primarily inattentive or combined type ADHD.

It is important to note that the game is designed to be part of a program that might include medication or other types of therapy. The verge has a good article about the five clinical studies that led to the FDA’s approval of EndeavorRX.

Parent Tip Tuesday is a weekly series where the Parker Police Department talks about an issue involving parents and children. Topics will range from the latest apps and technology to building resiliency in your children. Our goal is to give parents five minutes’ worth of information every week that is easily digestible and educate them about new issues that they or their children may face. Please comment below if there are topics that you would like to see us cover.

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