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In recognition of National AD/HD Awareness Week Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 12 to 1:30 P.M.
 

Summary: In recognition of National AD/HD Awareness Week
Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 12 to 1:30 P.M.
Rackham Graduate School, 915 East Washington St., Auditorium,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Sponsored by: The University of Michigan: Office of Services for Students with Disabilities; Rackham Graduate
School; School of Information; Office of Student Services and Office of Multicultural Affairs and Recruitment
Initiatives, School of Dentistry; Programs for Educational Opportunity, School of Education; School of Kinesiology;
Counseling & Psychological Services, and Neuropsychology Section, Department of Psychiatry.
AD/HD Awareness Week 2011 National Sponsors: ADDA, CHADD, & ADDitude Magazine
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments Included!
Did you know that those with AD/HD who play more than one hour of Internet/console video
games may experience intensified symptoms of AD/HD? Moreover, their school/work
performance also suffers when they put in too much screen time. This problem becomes even
more acute given the easy accessibility of games through the proliferation of mobile, digital
devices.
Kevin Roberts began his computer gaming obsession in Angell Hall's computer lab. In the ten
years following graduation from the University of Michigan in 1993, he racked up 14,000 hours
of "recreational" game time. He held down a job, but spent most of his free time in front of a
computer screen. Support and intervention from friends finally got him to control his cyber
behaviors.

  

Source: Awtar, Shorya - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

 

Collections: Engineering