AHA at the finalists for the Breakthrough Auggie Awards
We are very excited to be a finalist for the Breakthrough Auggie Awards! Join us at AWE EU 2018 18-19 October to find out if we won an award www.aweeu.com #AWE2018 @vrfirstofficial
AHA Nomination for the Auggie Awards
It is with great honour to announce that AHA has been nominated for the Auggie Awards at AWE Europe!
What is AHA?
ADHD Augmented (AHA) is a pilot project that investigates the efficacy of Augmented Reality (AR) in improving the reading and spelling abilities of children with ADHD. The AHA projects involves the integration of a series of AR objects from WordsWorthLearning (WWL), an online literacy programme that has been proven to reduce and resolve reading and spelling problems such as Dyslexia, and the Web Health Application for ADHD Monitoring (WHAAM). The integration process produced the AHA web-based service that allows parents, teachers, and other professionals to monitor the behaviour of children engaged in the reading and spelling activities provided by the system.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder characterised by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. In Ireland, 3-5% of children have ADHD. 30-40% of children are referred to CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) for ADHD. Children with ADHD typically have difficulties in maintaining focused attention on cognitive stimuli and often go off-task. As a consequence, their motivation, academic engagement and outcomes are generally poorer than those reported for other children.
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AHA Project Information Evening
Date and Time: Wednesday 18 April, 2018, at 19:00
Venue: Active Learning Lab, School of Computer Science, UCD
18:30 – 19.00 Arrival and registration (Ground floor, School of Computer Science, UCD)
19:00 – 19:15 Welcome by HADD Ireland
19:15 – 19:45 Presentation by UCD & WWL
19:45 – 20:30 Q&A
ALL ARE WELCOME! If you are interested please register here.
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