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.

I treat this as exercise for my mind. I'm pleased with the results.

I would be glad to share a personal story with Play Attention! 

In about four months, Play Attention has become something that has been very helpful to my work, my studies, and my personal well-being above all! Training two to three days a week for about 60-80 minutes per week has taught me not only how to focus my attention but to be more aware of my state of mind. I have been and still am the kind of person who gets frustrated easily when things go wrong - something that is part of life and the human condition. Training continues to help me to become aware of my state of mind - when I'm relaxed or stressed, awake or tired, disciplined or scatterbrained - and that helps me to decide what to do with myself. There have been days where I pushed myself through to the end when I didn't think I could make it. There have also been days where I realized I really needed to relax and give...

My only regret is that I did not find out about Play Attention sooner.

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...

I have many more years of real life ahead of me.

Kathy’s Story

Kathy and her husband Larry, came to me at my clinic, Brain Fitness Center, in Parkersburg, WV, in the spring of 2011. She was 67 years old and had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years earlier. The couple had seen several primary care physicians, searching for some type of treatment that would allow Kathy to live more effectively and productively in her daily life. She was told to accept the diagnosis, go home, and live with the disease the best way she could.

Eventually they were referred to a primary care physician who was familiar with my clinic and some of the programs I used. This doctor contacted me and asked if I thought any of the therapies I used might help, since the medical field didn’t have much to offer Alzheimer’s patients.

When they arrived at the clinic, Larry did most of the talking. Kathy’s shoulders were stooped and her eyes downcast. She was...

Case Study: Ruth, An Alzheimer's Client

I met Ruth in June of 2016. Her daughter, Susan, had asked if I could help her 85 year old mother who had been diagnosed with late stage Alzheimer’s. My first thought after meeting Ruth was, “This is definitely going to be a challenge.” The problems we faced were daunting; Ruth couldn’t communicate intelligently. She repeated things over and over. She had obsessive-compulsive behaviors, was verbally abusive to Susan, had severe Sun Downing, displayed socially unacceptable behaviors, and had total disregard for her appearance. Ruth had been an elementary school teacher, but she could no longer read, write, or do even basic math. She apparently had very little memory, attention, or comprehension left.

My program for Ruth was intensive at first. We worked five days a week for two hours a day. The protocol I used included physical exercises, basic education training, and Play Attention to...

I could not be happier with the results…Dheepak’s hyperactivity has gone down tremendously!

Image1 300x225My son Dheepak only started to read and write at the age of 6.5. All the doctors I took him to told us that he had developmental delay. However, after visiting an education psychologist who did a QEEG (mind mapping ) of his brain,  I discovered that he had ADHD.

As per the psychologist’s recommendation I took him to weekly neurofeedback sessions. These sessions were taxing for both me and Dheepak as it required me to travel outstation. Some sessions were simply a waste of our time and money as he was unable to focus during the neurofeedback session.

Finally, I decided to purchase a neurofeedback machine from the UK, and the dealer promised to provide me with training on how to operate the machine. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a nightmare as the machine was too complex to be operated by a lay person.

Then after much research, I found out about Play Attention and decided to...

She has more capacity to stay calm. That is awesome improvement!

Blog 1 768x768I have been homeschooling for 5 years. My oldest daughter, Katherine, would really struggle to stay focused. It was almost a constant effort to redirect her attention. Even her younger siblings were able to focus better than she.  In addition, even though Katherine has already been through a year’s worth of vision therapy, Play Attention has still been a huge benefit for her.

When we started Play Attention, Katherine had already completed a year of vision therapy, and there were still two areas that were borderline pass/fail: visual tracking and short-term memory. Furthermore, vision therapy didn’t address her focus issue or behavior issues.

After some online research I came across Play Attention. Soon after purchasing, I completed my own training on how to be a coach and we began our journey of “brain training” with Play Attention. After a few months of working with Play...