A Video Game Intervention for Kids with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Treatments to Improve Emotional and
Behavioural Self-Regulation

Children with disorders that impact neurodevelopment often have difficulties with executive functions and regulating emotions. Cognitive-based video game training has been shown to improve outcomes, however, this training has been expensive, has required professional supervision, and has been investigated only within a narrow group of children.

The Mega Team study is testing the effects of a highly engaging, take-home video game-based intervention designed to improve executive functioning in children with various brain-based developmental disorders.

WATCH – Dr. Crosbie and Dr. Schachar Explain MegaTeam Video Game

We are looking for participants!

We are looking to see if a video game can help improve behavioural control and working memory in kids. You can help us out with our research study if you are/or have a:

  1. Child with a diagnosis of:

    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or

    • Congenital Heart Defect (CHD)

  2. Between 6-12 years of age

  3. Willing to come to SickKids for 3 study visits

  4. Willing to play the video game at home for 5 weeks

For more information, please contact:

Taha Arshad,
Clinical Research Project Coordinator

Phone: 416-813-8210
Email: mega.team@sickkids.ca

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