Web Health Application for Adhd Monitoring
Start date: Jan 1, 2013,
The project aims to sustain the LLL process of all actors (teachers, parents, health personnel) involved in the treatment of pupils and young adults (age 7-18) with attention/behavior disorders, in particular ADHD. The diffusion of protocols, based on the multimodal paradigm, in the context of the cognitive - behavioral (CB) treatment, puts on evidence the relevance of the monitoring phase. This phase requires a specific training but can produce notable improvements in the outcomes of the intervention. The project idea emerged considering that literature has often highlighted the lack of skilled educators, able to apply the CB approach in everyday life contexts. Thus, the idea was use ICTs in view of two main objectives. Firstly, in providing learning and training paths addressed principally to teachers and parents for updating their knowledge and competences about ADHD monitoring; secondly, in supporting the monitoring process thanks to the development of a specific web application. Teachers and parents will use this application to gather data during the monitoring phase. Then, these data could be shared, categorized, and compared. The application will be used also in the everyday life contexts, thanks to a mobile interface. To realize an effective application a careful design is needed, so the project has to define a theoretical framework in which all the design of application could be situated. Moreover, an e-Learning module is planned, for student of medicine, psychology and educational science at tertiary level. This module is aimed to introduce the ADHD topic in the higher education curricula, at European level, in order to disseminate the awareness about the impact of ADHD on students’ academic achievements and social inclusion. Finally, the project website will gather information and experiences on the monitoring process in ADHD treatment, and permit collaboration and sharing between educators and institutions, interested on this topic.
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