Executive Working Memory Training with ADHD Adolescents

This paid study uses safe, non-invasive functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to explore whether an online executive working memory training program can effectively alter brain connectivity and clinically improve symptoms of ADHD. The goal is to determine whether this could become a new intervention for ADHD.

Who Can participate? Participants must be…
  • Between the ages of 12 and 18
  • If under 18, parent permission is required
  • Right-handed
  • Have a diagnosis of ADHD, or have no current psychiatric disorder. The only way we can better understand ADHD is to study teenagers both with and without ADHD.
  • Certain criteria, such as some medications or braces, may also apply.
  • Study participation includes a clinical interview, questionnaires, neuropsychological assessments, and 2 fMRI brain scans.
  • For the ADHD group only, study participation will also include a 4 to 5-week online training program
  • Study activities include both virtual and in-person visits, totaling about 14-16 hours to complete all procedures.
  • All information collected as part of the research is kept confidential
What will I do if I participate?
What do I get out of this?
  • Compensation is $20.00 per hour for completion of brain scan visits
  • Your participation is contributing to the scientific understanding of executive working memory training as a potential treatment for ADHD.
  • Plus, take home a picture of YOUR brain!

You can get involved in this study by calling or emailing Kelly Scheidel at Kelly.scheide@hhchealth.org / (860) 545-7800 OR  Morgan Beatty at Morgan.Beatty@hhchealth.org / (860) 972-7075 and ask about the research study with executive working memory.

Or, click here to give our research team your contact info!

If you are under 18, we will also want to speak with your parent.

How do I get involved?

Researchers on this study