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Thursday, June 28 • 4:15pm - 4:35pm
Can Game-Based Training Programs Support Childhood Development?

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Inattention is the most commonly reported childhood difficulty with global estimates suggest that 136 million children experience clinical attention difficulties and this number is growing. Inattention negatively impacts social relationships, educational outcomes, and increases vulnerability for mental health issues. The most common current treatment is psychostimulant medication, but the proliferation of portable tablets provides an unprecedented opportunity to provide drug-free interventions that are intrinsically motivating for young children. We'll demonstrate how game-based training programs and tools can be used to improve the assessment, treatment and monitoring of childhood difficulties, such as inattention.

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Hannah Kirk

TALI Health
Dr Hannah Kirk is a developmental psychologist who completed her PhD at the Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences in Melbourne, Australia. Her research focuses on understanding and improving cognitive, behavioural and academic skills in children with and without developmental... Read More →


Thursday June 28, 2018 4:15pm - 4:35pm
Room 104