Adventurous Dreaming Highflying Dragon is a full-body, interactive experience for children, ages 6-8, that engages players in activities that improve brain activity by encouraging goal planning and dedication. This project incorporates from scientific studies that show that physical exercise can help children better cope with the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This project is composed of a series of mini-games, each of which can teach generalizable life skills to help players manage their ADHD symptoms. Players repeat each of these games several times to gain mastery over real-life skills as they follow the story of a young dragon character. Each game is focused on a specific strength or weakness prevalent in children with ADHD, and the games are categorized by ADHD diagnosis categories, including specific hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention.
First Mini Game, “The Forrest” provides a practice space for attention and aims to increase the ability to focus and remember specific visual prompts.
Second Mini Game “Water Tower” trains the ability to hold still on one pose. The goal is to move gradually to poses that are more complex and to maintain them for a longer period of time.
Third Mini Game “Cave” provides practice to enhance gross and fine motor skills, which may improve hand-eye coordination in children with ADHD because of hyperactivity and fidgeting.