Support research on acquired brain injury in children
DATE: 18 September 2019
Do you have a child with an acquired brain injury (ABI)?
The Monash School of Psychological Sciences, together with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, are looking for Victoria-based families with children with an ABI to take part in a research project at the Royal Children’s Hospital.
The research aims to understand whether a game-based attention training program can strengthen attention in children who have experienced an ABI.
Participants would take part in a training program, TALI Train, which was developed by Monash University in response to the lack of suitable non-invasive, non-pharmacological treatments to treat attention difficulties in children with an ABI.
This program is the only adaptive, game-based attention training program for young children, and has yet to be trialled in children with ABI.
Who can participate?
Children aged 4 - 9 years who have been diagnosed with an ABI.
At least 6 months will need to have passed since the time of their injury or, in the case of ABI due to cancers, since the conclusion of treatment.
What is involved?
Phase 1 - Initially parents will complete two simple questionnaires. A cognitive assessment may be offered to your child if required.
Phase 2 - Your child will complete a game-based intervention at home for a period of 5 weeks, as well as attending four sessions at MCRI to measure changes in attention, memory, social and academic skills. Parents will also be asked to complete questionnaires at these sessions.