Accessible online neuroplasticity-targeted training for children with ADHD
- Author(s): Mishra, Jyoti;
- Merzenich, Michael M;
- Sagar, Rajesh
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1753-2000-7-38
Abstract Childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a growing mental health concern worldwide. Effective, accessible and low-cost therapeutics for the disorder are urgently needed. Here we introduce a novel internet-based cognitive training intervention: Online Neuroplasticity-based Training for the Remediation of ADHD in Children (ONTRAC). The intervention is deployed in the home setting; it is customized to the cognitive capacities of each child and progressively improves performance in the specific neuro-cognitive domains deficient in ADHD. A feasibility trial of ONTRAC is being conducted in a resource limited clinical setting in New Delhi, India and is an exemplar of hi-tech global psychiatry.