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Plan-It Commander is a computer game for kids with ADHD, that’s designed and proven effective in enhancing time management, working memory and social cooperation.
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Play & Learn
The game takes the form of an adventure game and focuses on a situation involving considerable problems, a solution to which must be found. Within the overall narrative, the player deals with problematic aspects of ADHD in several subgames. Furthermore, the player can ask for help from their team. There is also ample room for interaction within an internal community. Children can watch and rate each other’s actions, help one another and give advice.
⏰ How often does my child need to play the game?
Based on the results of a randomized control trial, we recommend that children play 3 times per week, for approximately 30 minutes per session. Your child should play for a total of 90 minutes per week. Our game limits play to a maximum of 65 minutes per session.
💫 When can I expect to see behavioral changes in my child?
Studies have shown that behavioural changes may be observed within 10 weeks of play, and sustained even 10 weeks after. We would like to note that every child is different, therefore every child’s progression may differ.
🎮 Where can the game be played?
All you need is a computer with internet to play. Getting the game setup in your home is easy.
The current edition of Plan-It Commander can be played on any computer (laptop or desktop) with Adobe Flash Player. Please, take a look at these simple technical instructions to get you started.
Game Development & Research
Throughout four years of developing Plan-It Commander, a combination of researchers and developers contributed to the creation of this serious video game in the Netherlands. The organizations involved in developing and marketing the game include: the Yulius Academie for Mental Health in the Netherlands, &RANJ and Heartbeat Ventures. Additionally, researchers involved came from: University of Amsterdam, Coventry University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Maastricht University.
The purpose behind Plan-It Commander was born out of the need for a more accessible, affordable, engaging, and a non-drug treatment option that produces real change in a family’s daily life. The game was created to combine the practice of “eHealth” and a popular method for education and interactive training, serious gaming.
The development of the game strictly focused on promoting behavioral strategies in domains of daily life functioning such as time management, planning/organizing and prosocial skills (cooperation) skills that have been shown to be problematic for school-aged children with ADHD. Plan-It Commander was created as an additional intervention to treatment as usual. Unlike other computerized neurocognitive training formats of requiring repetition of executive function tasks, Plan-It Commander promotes behavioral strategies via a computer game with integrated therapy elements that result in “real-life” behavior change. The aims of Plan-It Commander is the current need to improve accessibility of mental healthcare as well as motivate and engage patients for treatment by integrating user-driven technology.
To demonstrate the effectiveness of the game, a twenty week scientific study was conducted and therefore published in a peer review journal. The scientific study consisted of 170 participants aging 8-12 that came from four mental health clinics in the Netherlands and Belgium. The results consisted of positive feedback from parents, teachers, and students as well as improvements in the children’s everyday executive functioning skills.
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