In August 2015, Emmanuel joined our Play Attention student group. He was starting 4th grade and diagnosed with ADHD. According to his Mom, Emmanuel was in trouble everyday in 3rd grade as he struggled with impulse control of outburst in the classroom. In addition to his impulsive behavior, he was experiencing trouble with reading and math.
The benefit of Play Attention for Emmanuel was evident almost immediately with the stopping of outbursts in the classroom in less than one month after starting Play Attention. His mother states she has not had a call or email from the teacher this year, which is amazing. Emmanuel says he has only had one warning and he is very happy to be in control of his volcano mouth.
Three months after starting Play Attention Emmanuel’s reading skills began to improve and he was able to achieve a reading score. His continued use of Play Attention has helped Emmanuel to sustain the length of his focus and concentration improving his overall academic performance. He is a real trooper and is very diligent in working on his education.
Victoria, an 8 year-old, third grader in Orange, CA, joined our academic tutoring program following the receipt of her report card for the first trimester. She was in need of Academic Intervention and at risk of retention. Victoria struggled with her working and spatial memory unable to retain from day-to-day what she was learning in the classroom. Learning was even more difficult for Victoria because she was unable to sustain her attentiveness, focus, and concentration.
Since November 2015, Victoria has been using Play Attention two times a week. Following each session, she receives educational coaching and skills development in reading and math. Victoria was able to concentrate and remember what she was learning using this approach after the second month on Play Attention at 75% level of consistency.
With the help of Play Attention Victoria was finally able to achieve the status of a Beginning Reader score with her scores continuing to climb with each testing after four months. Victoria is an outstanding student in our program and works very hard. Play Attention and Academic Tutoring will continue this summer, to fill gaps of what she has missed during second and third grade.
Victoria is a pleasure to work with and her growth is amazing to watch. She is much happier with herself and the world since she is able to read and remember things.
Thanks Victoria for your continued attention to hard job of learning – you are an amazing student.
Jo Ann Stoff, MA, CPC
Certified Professional Coach
Certified Autistic Specialist