ALFI VR Project
The Alfi Virtual Reality team are working on finding novel ways to improve attention and impulse control in teenagers with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Children who are inattentive or impulsive often have difficulties in a range of areas including academically and socially. For many children with ADHD, these difficulties will continue on through adolescence and into adulthood, yet there are currently few tools available for those experiencing impulsivity and inattention.
Our new training program, named Alfi, uses Virtual Reality (VR) to create a novel and engaging platform for teenagers to practice cognitive skills that are associated with impulsivity and inattention.
We are looking for 100 teenagers (aged 13-17 years) with ADHD to participate in a trial of the Alfi Virtual Reality program. We will also be running the Alfi VR program at a select number of schools across Melbourne.
Eligible teenagers and their families will be asked to complete a number of online questionnaires. This will be followed by some computerised assessments and questionnaires. After these initial assessments are completed, teenagers will use the Alfi Virtual Reality program twice a week for 8 weeks. At the end of the Alfi program teenagers and their families will be asked to complete the same questionnaires and computerised tasks again.
How can I take part?
If you are a teenager, or parent/caregiver of a teenager wanting to take part, please contact the Alfi VR team via the details below.