Video: Pros and Cons of Video Games for Kids With ADHD (Understood.org)
Video games are mostly considered a fun pastime. But, these virtual worlds can also be a powerful learning tool for kids with thinking and learning differences. “Kids that play video games are more likely to be able to read and follow instructions than kids who do not play video games,” says our expert.
Watch as Jodi Gold, MD, a board-certified child, and adolescent psychiatrist and author of "Screen-Smart Parenting: How to Find Balance and Benefit in Your Child's Use of Social Media, Apps, and Digital Devices,” weighs in on the pros and cons of video games for kids with ADHD. While there are a lot of benefits, there are a few extra challenges that parents of kids with ADHD should look out for.