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.

Watching her success, I recalled how empowering it was to be able to offer Play Attention as a tangible solution.

Athletic, creative, dynamic, charming; yet discouraged, unfocused and crest-fallen – she came into my office 4 years earlier, fearful she wouldn’t be able to obtain the 2.0 GPA needed to try out for team sports. Even worse, if she couldn’t compete in sports, then why bother with school? Sports were the only success she knew.

When I asked Jasmine about her grades, she responded “well I got a ‘C’,” lowering her head when asked if the “C” was the good or bad news. Next, I asked, “So what are you good at?” Lighting up like a Christmas tree, she responded “Swimming! I want to be an Olympian. No one can catch me in the water, I swim like a dolphin.”

While she dreaded school, she was willing to do anything that would enable her to back get in the pool again.

Jasmine did not want to re-experience last year. Athletically, she was on top of the world… medaling at several highly competitive...

Play Attention has really made our lives easier. The positive results benefit the entire family.

My son Cade was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD at age 5. He was in kindergarten in the public school system, and had been asked to leave every day care, preschool, and summer camp he had ever attended. When his troubles continued in kindergarten, I decided to take him to his pediatrician for a consultation. He asked what seemed like two hundred questions, and finally suggested that we have Cade tested for an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The only facility in our area that does that sort of testing had a waiting list a mile long, so we waited. It was close to the end of his kindergarten year that he was finally diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD.

Cade is now in 6th grade. Much has changed since that initial diagnosis. He takes meds for ADHD. He attends a weekly Asperger’s group. He was recently diagnosed with Dyslexia, so he sees a Speech Therapist once a week. Cade...

“I was so happy the day Nabil started his homework without me even asking.”

My son, Nabil, had behavioral issues since he started school. Unfortunately, he did not have the professional teacher nor school administrators who would even give me a hint about ADD. The school-Nabil battle continued in reception and the beginning of grade one. I put all the pieces of the behavioral puzzle in front of me and started searching to put them together. This is when I thought that he might have ADD. I contacted one of the professional psychological centers, who said that they cannot do the diagnostic test for him before he turns 7. At this time, he was 6 years 3 months.

When he turned 7, he took the CPT II test and was diagnosed to have ADD (89.4%).

Nabil is an active boy who possesses a well developed observation power but lacks the required level of attention and concentration for his age. He is the youngest among siblings. He is a highly cooperative, well mannered, and...

Andy finished 5th grade on the Distinguished Honor Roll!

My involvement with Play Attention began when my stepson Andy started having difficulties in elementary school.  The school was concerned because Andy’s teachers were having trouble managing his behavior well enough to ensure that he and his peers were still able to successfully learn the material.  As such, it was not a shock to us when our presence was requested at the school for a meeting to discuss our child’s education.

What was a shock was the fact that the entire focus of the meeting was getting our child put on some sort of medication, which had been prompted by an ADHD diagnosis by the school psychologist (along with an IQ that was only 4 points away from his being considered a genius).  My wife and I did not want to put Andy on medication, so we looked into some alternatives.  We found several, but by far the one that looked the most promising was Play...

Hari has impressed his teachers and made new friends!

Hari first came to us as a shy 9 year old who had been struggling with grades lower than his potential and related to behavior issues. He found it hard to sit for long intervals of time or concentrate on boring subjects, and this often showed up in his school performance and records.

His mother says, “Hari had problems sitting in a particular place for a given period of time. He would have to be given repeated instruction to do a small task and would always want to do many things at the same time, not focusing on one. Due to his low concentration levels, his grades in school were also low. He would get frustrated easily and quarrel over small things. Hari also became stubborn and short tempered.”

Hari started using the Play Attention software in September, and it took him just few sessions to grasp the ‘meaning’ of attention while using the game. Once he understood this phenomenon...

A letter from adult client, Steve, “My wife and I have noticed a significant change in my behavior and attitude in life for the better.”

All my life I have had the symptoms of ADHD. Issues like not being able to stay on task, difficulty completing things, trouble paying and sustaining attention to details, procrastination, disorganized activity structure, (living life like a game of pinball), forgetfulness, impulsivity, easily distracted by basically anything. Though I liked the attention of being the class clown in school, I had difficulty with following the rules in social situations and staying on track with current conversations. I have experimented with drugs in the hope that they would make me feel calmer and more “normal”, but no pharmaceutical on or off the market worked for me, and I wasted a ton of time and money. Because of this, I suspect that my body metabolizes things differently from other people. Drugs aside, I went to counseling and found it to be beneficial and insightful, but it did not address the...