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CT Mom Builds Video Game To Combat ADHD


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Sarah Cody

Mommy Minute

7:41 AM EST, March 7, 2014

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Darien mom, Candice Hughes, has launched a campaign on Indiegogo to make her idea a reality.  This neuroscientist and entrepreneur has developed a video game for teens and tweens with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).

 

The game is not intended to be a medical treatment, but rather, an educational tool.  Hughes' son, who has ADHD, inspired her to create this car racing game, involving action and strategy.  "We wanted to make it fun and engaging," says the CEO and founder of AdapTac Games, explaining that she has seen several family members struggle with ADHD.  "The goal of the game is to improve their attention and planning skills."

 

Hughes is working with computer programmers from her alma mater, Mount Holyoke College.  She is trying to raise $45,000 by noon on April 4th to develop more of "Intergalactic Aetherial Hurtle", best played on a tablet.

 

Click here to learn more about the game and campaign.