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Behavioural Intervention

Cognitive Training for ADHD

Research Sponsored by Florida State University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Be younger than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up immediate post-treatment (within 2 weeks of final treatment session)
Awards & highlights
No Placebo-Only Group

Study Summary

This trial will test if a new computerized training intervention called Central Executive Training (CET) can help improve symptoms for youth with ADHD.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for children aged 8-12 with ADHD, as confirmed by clinical interviews and teacher/parent ratings. They must have below-average working memory but no severe neurological issues, intellectual disability (IQ < 78), or conditions like psychosis that could affect participation. Non-English speakers are excluded.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests Central Executive Training (CET) targeting different executive functions in the brain to improve attention and memory in kids with ADHD. It's a computerized program developed from expert feedback, designed to help manage symptoms of ADHD through cognitive exercises.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since CET involves non-invasive cognitive training exercises on a computer, there are typically no physical side effects associated with this type of intervention.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~immediate post-treatment (within 2 weeks of final treatment session)
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and immediate post-treatment (within 2 weeks of final treatment session) for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
ADHD symptoms
Secondary outcome measures
Actigraph-measured hyperactivity during baseline
Actigraph-measured hyperactivity during working memory testing
Inhibitory control
+1 more
Other outcome measures
Academic performance rating scale (APRS)
Children's Organizational Skills Scale (COSS) Parent Report
Children's Organizational Skills Scale (COSS) Teacher Report
+9 more

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: CET-Working Memory (WM)Experimental Treatment1 Intervention
Central Executive Training: Working Memory
Group II: CET-Behavioral Inhibition (BI)Active Control1 Intervention
Central Executive Training: Inhibitory Control

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Florida State UniversityLead Sponsor
196 Previous Clinical Trials
30,307 Total Patients Enrolled
3 Trials studying Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
554 Patients Enrolled for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Media Library

Central Executive Training: Inhibitory Control (Behavioural Intervention) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT03324464 — N/A
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Research Study Groups: CET-Working Memory (WM), CET-Behavioral Inhibition (BI)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Clinical Trial 2023: Central Executive Training: Inhibitory Control Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT03324464 — N/A
Central Executive Training: Inhibitory Control (Behavioural Intervention) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT03324464 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Is it feasible for individuals aged 75 and over to join this medical experiment?

"This medical study requires participants to be aged between 8 and 12. According to the records, there are 98 trials for minors and 28 for octogenarians or above."

Answered by AI

Is it possible to register for this medical research project?

"This clinical investigation is recruiting 250 children aged between 8 and 12 that have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). To participate, parental and educator ratings must indicate a clinical or borderline range based on age and gender as seen in the ADHD-RS-5 or BASC-3 Attention Problems/Hyperactivity subscales. Additionally, working memory test results should show below average scores or lower. All presentations of ADHD are accepted for enrollment."

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Are there current opportunities to join this trial?

"Affirmative. According to information hosted on clinicaltrials.gov, the trial that was first posted in January 1st 2018 is actively recruiting patients - with a goal of 250 from one single site."

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How many participants have signed up for this research endeavor?

"That is correct. As indicated by clinicaltrials.gov, this experimental research is currently accepting volunteers and has been since the first posting on January 1st 2018. The study requires 250 participants to be recruited from one medical facility."

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Who else is applying?

How old are they?
18 - 65
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Did not meet criteria
~35 spots leftby Feb 2025