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Post Secondary Studies Working Memory Training in College/University Students with ADHD
Purpose of the studyIndividuals with ADHD often have problems with working memory, a key cognitive function that allows individuals to hold and manipulate information in one’s mind for a few seconds. Working memory problems make it difficult to control attention, resist distraction, and focus on the task at hand. We want to find out whether it is possible to improve working memory performance through training, and if so, how changes in working memory alter the way our brains process information.
Who can participate in this study?
We are looking for College and University students, ages 18-35 who have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and are registered with disability/accessibility services at their institution.
What does this study involve?
This study involves undergoing working memory training. The program will be done at home on your computer for 15-45 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for 5 weeks long. Participants will visit our lab at the University of Toronto before, directly after, and two months after completing the working memory training.
Why should I participate?Research has shown that training can improve children’s working memory, Thus, participants may directly benefit from participating in the study in terms of improvement in their working memory abilities and a possible decrease in their ADHD symptoms. Also, participants will receive monetary compensation for their time when they complete an assessment; $80 before and after the training and $100 at the two-month follow-up.
How can I get more information about this study?
Please visit our website for more information about this study:
To participate in this study please call (416) 978-1003 or email firstname.lastname@example.org