Date of Award
Doctor of Education in Teacher Leadership (Ed.D)
Teacher Leadership for Learning
Dr. Doug Hearrington
Dr. Tim Martin
Dr. Adriane Randolph
Dr. Binyao Zheng
This study sought to determine if the daily use of brain games such as Nintendo DS Brain Age could increase the engagement of students with ADHD. The findings bridge the gap between prior research on the frontal lobe’s connection to ADHD and the studies that have indicated brain games can stimulate this area of the brain. Based on the compilation of data, there is hope for ADHD patients searching for an alternative to medication. Data from seven of the nine instruments utilized in this study support the overarching hypothesis that the daily use of brain games can help decrease the theta/beta ratio of those with ADHD, while improving their ability to focus, and strengthening their executive functioning ability.