Development of cognitive video games for children with attention and memory impairment

dc.contributor.authorBartle, David William
dc.contributor.supervisorGooch, Bruce
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-27T19:57:32Z
dc.date.available2012-04-27T19:57:32Z
dc.date.copyright2012en_US
dc.date.issued2012-04-27
dc.degree.departmentDept. of Computer Scienceen_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Science M.Sc.en_US
dc.description.abstractChildren with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) may suffer numerous cognitive impairments, including significant problems with executive functioning, language, attention, and memory [40]. It is estimated that two to five percent of children born in the U.S. are affected by FASD [34]. It has been shown that training improvements can be made in working memory and attention in children with ADHD [25]. Computerized training with game elements enhances not only motivation but training efficacy of these interventions [38]. This thesis examines the creation of two suites of serious games, Cognitive Carnival and Caribbean Quest, intended to improve working memory aspects of attention with the assistance of a trained psychology interventionist in a therapeutic setting. A game-based approach is chosen to provide motivation to children for sustained cognitive challenges presented by cognitive exercises built into the gameplay. Cognitive Carnival was shown by interventionists to have positive effects in neuropsychological studies of populations of children with epilepsy and FASD [33, 30].en_US
dc.description.scholarlevelGraduateen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/3923
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights.tempAvailable to the World Wide Weben_US
dc.subjectworking memoryen_US
dc.subjectselective attentionen_US
dc.subjectsustained attentionen_US
dc.subjectvideo gamesen_US
dc.subjectserious gamesen_US
dc.subjectcognitive remediationen_US
dc.subjectsilverlighten_US
dc.subjectepilepsyen_US
dc.subjectfasden_US
dc.titleDevelopment of cognitive video games for children with attention and memory impairmenten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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