Neuroplasticity and ADHD

Feb 2016 | Design for Health, Master's Projects

One of the biggest problems with the way ADHD is viewed today is the fact that many children are being
diagnosed or over-diagnosed and prescribed narcotics (Ritalin) to treat ADHD. This affects their lives negatively, and the long term effects are uncertain. We want to address the problem by finding an alternative method to treat ADHD by exploring the executive functions and the
way they can be developed with Neuroplasticity.

Master project at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design

Students: Valeria Gaitan, Berit Killingbergtrø Havåg, Sven Håkon Voldum.

Advisor and partner dr. med. Charlotte Lunde

Advisors Mosse Sjåstad and Birger Sevaldson

This project was part of the course Systems Oriented Design at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in the fall of 2013. We chose to work with the subject Neuroplasticity in collaboration with Charlotte Lunde (MD) and her company Lundelab. She is in the process of developing an iPad-game based on methods for cognitive training that are beneficial for children with an ADHD-diagnose (amongst others). This was our starting point, and we have mainly focused on neuroplasticity and ADHD throughout the project.