A Game-Based Repeated Assessment for Cognitive Monitoring: Initial Usability and Adherence Study in a Summer Camp Setting

Rachel M. Flynn*, Nirmaliz Colón-Acosta, Jimmy Zhou, Jeffrey Bower

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Abstract

The current feasibility study examined the adherence, reliability, and assessment potential of an evidence-based game-like mobile Monitoring Tool (Akili Interactive Labs), to monitor 100 participants’ cognition for eight sessions at a summer camp for children with special needs. A validated measure of attention was administered at baseline. In the last session, participants completed an exit questionnaire. The Monitoring Tool was found to be enjoyable, and showed a high rate of adherence. No Monitor-related adverse events were reported. Monitor metrics showed good reliability across repeated measurements, indicating it is stable over long-term cognitive monitoring. There was evidence that the Monitoring Tool was able to detect differences in cognition between the children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2003-2014
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume49
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2019

Keywords

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Clinical assessment
  • Cognition
  • Learning disorders
  • Video game

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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