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.

One Play Attention Professional Shares Two Great Successes!

Emmanuel
Emm1 137x150In 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...

FEARLESS

“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...

Eretz hits a home run!

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”.

After his 10th Play Attention...

George feels a return of confidence, self control and self esteem

When I first met George two years ago, he was unable to find his way out of his living room in his house. He had been diagnosed six years earlier with Parkinson’s disease and early dementia caused by exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.

George had been president of his own engineering company, was an avid golfer, and loved being outdoors. Unfortunately he had to sell his company, give up golf, and was fairly confined to the indoors. He could no longer read or write and was very depressed.

I’ve been using Play Attention with George two or three times a week for two years. Now he can identify and go to any room in his house, practice golf on the Wii, read or listen to short stories, and answer comprehension questions. We go outside for long walks to enjoy nature. He and his wife can go out to dinner, go to the movies, and participate in a bible study group.

Although I use a...

I use Play Attention with children and adults with ADHD

I use Play Attention with children and adults with ADHD. The neurofeedback training Play Attention provides enables patients to improve their attention and focus.  Patients’ improvement can be monitored with standardized tests of visual and auditory attention.

The games provide my patients with improved focus within the various training domains including short term memory, eye hand coordination, etc.

Additionally, the Play Attention games provide greater challenges as attention skills are increased. Higher level games provide more distraction to simulate every day challenges to maintaining focus. A high degree of motivation is maintained due to the intrinsic enjoyment the PA games provide.

I have found great improvement when I incorporate Play Attention into a Sports Psychological program to improve the athlete’s focus while competing. Therapy starts with gaining focus skills in...

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 improvements. However, everyone’s focus was significantly...