KAIROS - Heroes of Time


The realization of routines related to daily life activities is a central element of the development process and psychosocial adaptation of children. However, the realization of these routines requires the mobilization of cognitive resources important for the child (planning, organization, memory, problem solving). This can be an important issue for children with neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, ASD). Several traditional intervention tools are offered to support parents in carrying out family routines. However, the implementation of these tools involves a significant investment of time for parents and these strategies are not effective for all children (Bimbrahw, Boger and Mihailidis, 2012). Sallee’s study (2015) reports that parents feel overwhelmed, exhausted and constantly stressed while performing these routines. In this regard, technologies represent a promising and innovative solution to support parents in the implementation of effective interventions with their children (Bimbrahw, Boger and Mihailidis, 2012; Goodwin, 2008; Lussier-Desrochers, 2017). To date, very few educational technologies are available to support children with ADHD or ASD in carrying out their daily activities. This project is based on a partnership established between the NeuroSolutions Group, the Fondation les Petits Trésors and a research team from the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières. It aims to develop and assess the effects of a new assistance tool for carrying out routines for children aged 6 to 12 with ADHD or ASD.