Play Attention Success!

Many thousands of people use Play Attention across the globe.  We are always excited to speak with our Play Attention families and professionals to hear of their successes. We invite you to read these inspirational stories of hope, new found happiness, and success! We have launched this section on our website called Success Stories to provide a voice and face to real people making positive changes in their lives through Play Attention. Be certain to visit this page often as we will feature a new success story each month.

The Play Attention brain training made it possible for me to focus, do my work, my homework and that is excellent.

By Cameron, age 12

Before Play Attention training I would stare in space and think of nothing. I have the power to think of nothing. I would only get one Montessori math work done in two hours and thirty minutes in class. I was not aware when I lost focus until my teacher would call my name to bring me back. I couldn’t believe my teacher when she said that it was time for lunch. I thought only 10 minutes had passed, not 3 hours; most kids can do all 6 assignments in that same time.

Sometimes I wanted to stop staring and do my work,but I couldn’t control my focus. Sometimes I would lose my focus up to 40 to 60 minutes. I got so worried when I found out that so much time had passed, I thought something was horribly wrong with my teacher, myself and other students. My Mom got really, really worried because homework took all evening. She had to constantly help me with my homework.

My Mom...

“I listen to Mrs. Kobs [his teacher] better now.” – Pablo, Age 11

For our family, Play Attention is an essential component of a holistic approach to ADHD.

Pablo was diagnosed with ADHD in 1st grade. We decided to put him on medication. Pablo’s teacher did not think the medication significantly improved his ability to focus, so we switched to a different, more powerful medication. He did pay more attention, but at the expense of his appetite and his personality. We were aware he was less playful than he had once been, but we accepted it as the price to pay to ensure academic survival. That is, until we met a wonderful doctor who specializes in non-medical treatment of ADHD who recommended that we consult a nutritional specialist to explore dietary causes of inattention and consider Play Attention as a tool to retrain the brain to focus. We discovered Pablo is allergic to gluten and dairy and radically changed his diet. We also started using Play...

I believe this game has greatly helped my daughter academically.

Caroline

I purchased Play attention last May 2014 as of now February 7, 2015 based on data, my daughter have used this for about 56 hours.

My daughter was 7 years old at the time we purchased Play Attention. Last year my daughter’s teacher contacted me about her behavior in school (attached is the letter from the teacher as to their observation of her behavior in school).

Why Play Attention? Since I really do not have the luxury of time to bring her to an occupational therapist on a regular basis, which is what the behavioral doctor suggested, I searched the net for a possible home therapy that I can administer to my daughter.

How I did my home therapy?  We work with Play attention every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There are 6 games on our regular therapy sessions. During therapy I give her 10 minute breaks after 3 games. We allow her to redeem her points as long as she...

Play Attention has been a great stepping stone in my self improvement plan, and it can be for you too.

I purchased Play Attention back in 2007 after doing some extensive research online for possible things, that could help with my focusing problems at work and elsewhere. Like many adults with ADD, I wasn’t officially diagnosed until I was in my late 40’s.  As a teflon fabrication specialist for my company I needed something to keep me focused on the task at hand to improve my efficiency and speed, as many of the products I built were time sensitive.

Part of my decision to purchase Play Attention is the lifetime technical, and educational support they give as part of the package. It’s a good thing too, since being a single adult with ADD, I’ve started and stopped playing the games several times over the years since my purchase. I’d often try to get back into using the games, because I did improve my focus from the small amount of time I spent...

I believe the greatest factor was Play Attention and the ability to focus not only on doing well in the classroom, but socially as well.

Dr. Chevette Scott Alston’s Play Attention Program

This summer I ran a pilot program for ADHD students. The components used were to improve focus, working memory, and social skills. I have had a few years of experience using Play Attention with my clients and I chose this program to help with focus. There weren’t many kids. We started with six and ended up with three. The three that were left were all males who had a combined type of ADHD and were functioning within some spectrum of Asperger’s. None of the participants were medicated for the summer. They came in every Saturday to work with the three intervention areas. We interviewed parents for social skills deficits. Focus was measured using the IVACPT. Working memory and focus were measured using the WISC subtests for Digit Span and Letter-Number Sequencing.

At the end, the posttests for working memory showed slight...

Play Attention was one of the best, if not the best, investment for our son.

Avi was always very active and busy as a young kid. He also seemed to have trouble learning letters in preschool. When Avi switched to a new school in kindergarten, his teacher noted that Avi could benefit from some of the services provided by the school. By the time Avi was 8, we had our official ADHD diagnosis with some mild learning disabilities. After trying numerous medicines as well as neurofeedback, acupuncture, etc, we finally arrived at a medicine that kept Avi calm and allowed for some focusing. However, he still needed additional help focusing. Fast forward to fifth grade. One of Avi’s teachers was aware of Play Attention since her brother is a principal at a private school in Florida that uses the program.

The teacher introduced the program to another teacher at the school who got enthusiastic and brought the administrator of the program from Florida to New Jersey to...