The Floating Hospital for Children of the prestigious Tufts Medical School performed a controlled study of Play Attention in the Massachusetts School System. The outstanding results were published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics (http://cpj.sagepub.com/content/50/7/615). The researchers were so inspired by their success, they received funding for a 19 school study. The results for the 19 school study haven’t been published, but exceed those of the original. You may expect those results to be published in a clinical journal the autumn of 2012. We’re excited and proud of these successes in a controlled study by one of the nation’s leading medical schools.
Furthermore, since 1996, Play Attention’s success has allowed us to gather data from various people or institutions including psychologists, speech language pathologists, teachers, and universities. These data have been collected and assessed using a variety of objective modalities. Some of the assessment instruments have included the BASC (Behavior Assessment System for Children). The BASC assists a professional in evaluating behavioral and emotional issues and identifying strengths and weaknesses. It also helps differentiate between hyperactivity and attention problems while monitoring treatment interventions and outcomes.
Additionally, continuous performance tests (CPTs) were used. These include the Integrated Visual and Auditory test of attention (IVA) and the Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA). Both the IVA and the TOVA are neurophysiological measures of attention, not subjective ratings of behavior. They present as very simple computer games that measure responses to either visual and/or auditory stimuli. These measurements are then compared to the measurements of a group of people without attention disorders who took the IVA or the T.O.V.A.
These objective assessments have demonstrated Play Attention’s efficacy in clinical practices, schools, and homes. We are delighted to share these data with you. Please click here to download the data in PDF.