Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

What Is It?

ADHD is often diagnosed in children but is also diagnosed in adults. It makes it difficult for someone to pay attention and control impulses. Some people may fidget or experience high levels of energy.

ADHD can disrupt important areas of life, such as schooling or work. It can also have profound effects on social functioning and relationship maintenance, as patients can find it difficult to remember events, follow along in conversation, and difficulty engaging with other people.

Attention deficits impair life functioning. Children with ADHD experience social and academic difficulties as their behaviors may be impulsive and teachers may lack patience and understanding on how to best help them. Adults with ADHD can have difficulty at work and become frustrated when multiple responsibilities and deadlines pile up.


What Can Be Done?

Currently, there is no cure for ADHD.

Patients can be treated with medications that decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity. In addition, psychotherapy, educational support, and job coaching are used in combination with medication to practice life skills essential for everyday functioning.

Cognitive remediation therapy can provide a way for patients to practice cognitive skills they face difficulty with to improve their quality of life.

How Can HappyNeuron Pro Help?

Therapists can take exercises from HappyNeuron Pro to design custom exercise plans for their patients that can help them in their everyday life.

Some exercises that can directly benefit patients with ADHD include:

Hurray For Change

Trains mental flexibility and strategy skills. Demands concentration and visuospatial exploration of a space. Verbal and visual memory is also engaged.

Screenshot of HappyNeuron Pro exercise Hurray for change
Screenshot of HappyNeuron Pro exercise Hurray for change

Pay Attention!

Engages prefrontal areas for attention and working memory by reviewing series of letters and numbers and recalling them in their exact order.

Around the World in 80 Trips

Trains visual and spatial memory pertaining to environmental information. Also teaches patient how to build spatial relationships and sharpen perception skills.

Screenshot of HappyNeuron Pro exercise Around the World in 80 Trips
Screenshot of HappyNeuron Pro exercise Objects, Where Are You?

Objects, Where are You?

Trains visual and spatial memory as well as strengthens ability to create associations between an image and its location.

Ancient Writing

Stimulates visual attention and engages attention. Sharpens ability to distinguish information and scan for details while trying to spot differences between two stimuli.

Screenshot of HappyNeuron Pro exercise Ancient Writing
Screenshot of HappyNeuron Pro exercise Two Timing


Trains a person’s ability to share attention between two different types of stimuli: auditory and visual.

Bird Songs

Requires participant to focus and create a memorization strategy that will allow them to integrate relevant hints to identify bird calls.

Screenshot of HappyNeuron Pro exercise Bird Songs
Screenshot of HappyNeuron Pro exercise N-Back


Tell when an item matches one previously shown N-steps previously. Great for memory and sustained attention.

In addition, we provide exercises that focus on other domains of cognition such as Memory, Executive Function, Visual Memory, Processing Speed, the Auditory system, and Verbal Memory.

Our other exercises can assist with all the complications associated with ADHD, and you can address them in and outside of the clinical setting using HappyNeuron Pro.

How Do We Fit Into Your Practice?

ADHD is frustrating for patients, their loved ones, and people your patient has to interact with in daily life. People with ADHD struggle to focus on tasks and can get easily confused or overwhelmed when an array of information is presented to them. Keeping track of appointments, social events, and due dates for work or school projects can become very difficult when executive function and attention deficits are present.

You can use HappyNeuron Pro to assist your patient on building organizational skills, memory, and step-by-step processing. These skills are key as people with ADHD have difficulty finishing tasks, thoughts, and actions which can cause them to miss information that is relevant to them and their situation. By designing a workout plan that incorporates executive function, visual attention, verbal memory, visual memory, and auditory memory, you can help your patient strengthen these skills and guide them in applying them to everyday life.

HappyNeuron Pro is friendly for adults and children, as both age groups are affected by ADHD. HappyNeuron Pro provides a stimulating platform that can be used on tablets, laptops, and desktops. The display of exercises and touchscreen compatibility make it an ideal tool for tech-savvy teens to aging populations who have not engaged with technology.

To see firsthand how HappyNeuron Pro can assist your patients with ADHD practice relevant skills that can help them focus and engage better, please try HappyNeuron Pro free for 15 days. Our trial gives you access to all of our content and allows you to assign as many patients as you would like HappyNeuron Pro and gives you all of our exercises available.

Page last updated on Jun 19,2019

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