A new study suggests that video games reduce an ADHD brain’s ability to control impulses.
Children with ADHD often have great difficulty with controlling their impulsive decisions. We hope you learn about the importance of limiting video game use for children living with ADHD and their families.
The study by by The Univeristy of Western Australia in Perth illustrates how video games increase impulsive behaviour. Video games, especially ‘first person shooter’ video games involve making quick, reactive decisions.
This type of game teaches a child’s brain that quick, reactive decisions are good decisions.
The study noted that the violence contained within the video games and the total screen time also reduced children with ADHD ability to focus on everyday tasks at home and school.
The video games often resulting in aggressive and at times, violent behaviour.
At Focused Education we work closely with families to improve the social skills and behaviour of children with learning or behavioural difficulties such as ADHD or Dyslexia.
Being at the forefront of research is an integral part of this commitment to Perth families.
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