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.
With Play Attention, Jason has learned to understand how to focus and how to pay attention. He has applied what he learned from the games in the real world, in school, and at home. After playing for over 50 hours (about 6 months), Jason can tell us when he is tired and not able to do well, when he is flustered and his focus will be lacking, or when he is happy and his focus goes up. He has also learned how he can adjust his own mood so that he can be able to focus more.
Who is Jason? Since Kindergarten, we knew our son, Jason, is different from his brothers. He always seems more hyper than them. At times, he shows strengths in intelligence, and at other times, he really shows difficulties in learning. Up to 1st grade, Jason was still able to do well in class. In second grade, the teacher has told us that Jason is having...
No one expects a stroke, I felt I was too young. I was 63 at the time and thought “strokes happen to other people.” I was confused when it struck. My husband came home at the time and he realized I couldn’t speak. He rushed me to our hospital which was fairly close. They took me in quickly because my husband told them that I was having a stroke.
I had nurses and a neurologist examining me. I was losing movement in my face, my hand, and my leg. They decided to give me the tPA shot.
We would find out later that I’d had a clot in my artery in my left brain, high and dangerous. During the night I couldn’t sleep lying on a bed in the hospital. I remember, there was a storm and I watched it come and go and I felt at peace.
The next morning they found out what I’d lost and what I had left. I had aphasia, not speaking very well. I was not able to read. If people read to me I couldn’t absorb...
My daughter Layla started facing problems in reading in grade one. She was doing poorly at school, so I took her to various specialists. I took her to an occupational therapist who said she did not have good eye coordination. Later I took her to an educational therapist who said she needed more attention from her dad, (my husband), who travels extensively because of his work. I also took her to a visiting optometrist from Denmark who advised on a weird protocol.
Finally I went to Beirut, where they did comprehensive cognitive testing and found my daughter’s Auditory and Visual memory is slightly weak, and that she has mild ADD. I then took her to a speech therapist for a year but found she was not progressing as she was supposed to.
By chance I met Ms Haifa. I went for a Play Attention demo and I was very convinced! After...
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...
“The higher the self-esteem the lesser you focus on your fears of failure”
Over the past 40 years I’ve been a performance sports coach in various sports. I have been involved in coaching several players to achieve very high, even number 1 ranking on the ATP Tennis tour in doubles.
I played tennis on the ATP tour, ranked 270 in the world, ranked 6 in South Africa, ranked number 1 in Germany in +35. Why did I improve with age? My understanding of emotional intelligence improved.
When you start off as a coach, you think it is all in the technique and athletic ability that makes champions, only to be disillusioned in my goals.
Soon I realized that the saying “It all in your head”, “The game is decided between the 6 inches of your ears,” has substance, but phrases don’t teach you how.
What do the best in the world have as common denominator? “FEARLESS” they are fearless of the...
I started working with Eretz about 3 months ago. When I first met him, he had a difficult time staying in his chair and refraining from touching every part of my computer. Through the weeks we developed a very good relationship and I learned that almost every student in his class was getting a “home run” daily. A home run was a sign of a good day. When I met Eretz in May, he had only received one all year.
I learned that he was always in trouble with the teacher and always seemed to be singled out. After only 6 sessions Eretz started bringing home home runs! I could see the excitement in his eyes, and his mom was so proud of him. Before I knew it, he was getting home runs regularly. His mother asked him how he was able to earn so many home runs. He told her “I decided I was going to be good, I listened, helped, and raised my hand when I needed to talk”.