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.

“Watch the top performers in sport; they focus on the task in hand with no fear of the outcome. They achieve without FEAR.”

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...

“We have gone from anger and frustration to pride and sense of accomplishment in ten short months and I have a son who is actually keen on beginning new challenges.”

Thank you Play Attention for the encouragement and support

Nathan just graduated from Grade 6 last week.  June also marks his 10th full month of Play Attention.  When Nathan began the program, he struggled with sitting still and focusing for even the briefest time period.  As a coach, I was kept very busy marking every movement, fidget, distracted and off-task behavior. We began with 15 minute sessions 3 times per week and worked hard to establish the routine, which, it turns out, is a major part of the ‘battle’.  Once the Play Attention routine was established, the arguing beforehand and the disruptive behaviors during the program diminished to the point where, as coach, I have virtually no behaviors to report during his sessions.  I have kept a journal of his achievements and am delighted to report that Nathan now is on Advanced levels in all games and is...

Following the Play Attention program has been a blessing in our life.

Actual Thank You Card From a Proud Play Attention Parent…

Good day,

It is with much emotion that I sit at this computer writing about my son’s experience with the Play Attention program. Our ten year old son, Julian was struggling since the age of five. At the start of kindergarten we were told that Julian was easily distracted. Julian was not reading in the first grade because he had a hard time just sitting and wanting to learn. His teacher commented that he was forgetful. We quickly had Julian tested to reveal that he may suffer from ADHD. In our search for help, we had the great opportunity in meeting with the H.O.P.E. Resource Centre. Our son eagerly followed the program. Julian sees the progress that he has made with simply more awareness. He started to notice things that he has never realized before and felt less confused. His impulsivity had also diminished and he definitely...

The Play Attention brain training made it possible for me to focus, do my work, my homework and that is excellent.

By Cameron, age 12

Before Play Attention training I would stare in space and think of nothing. I have the power to think of nothing. I would only get one Montessori math work done in two hours and thirty minutes in class. I was not aware when I lost focus until my teacher would call my name to bring me back. I couldn’t believe my teacher when she said that it was time for lunch. I thought only 10 minutes had passed, not 3 hours; most kids can do all 6 assignments in that same time.

Sometimes I wanted to stop staring and do my work,but I couldn’t control my focus. Sometimes I would lose my focus up to 40 to 60 minutes. I got so worried when I found out that so much time had passed, I thought something was horribly wrong with my teacher, myself and other students. My Mom got really, really worried because homework took all evening. She had to constantly help me with my homework.

My Mom...

“I listen to Mrs. Kobs [his teacher] better now.” – Pablo, Age 11

For our family, Play Attention is an essential component of a holistic approach to ADHD.

Pablo was diagnosed with ADHD in 1st grade. We decided to put him on medication. Pablo’s teacher did not think the medication significantly improved his ability to focus, so we switched to a different, more powerful medication. He did pay more attention, but at the expense of his appetite and his personality. We were aware he was less playful than he had once been, but we accepted it as the price to pay to ensure academic survival. That is, until we met a wonderful doctor who specializes in non-medical treatment of ADHD who recommended that we consult a nutritional specialist to explore dietary causes of inattention and consider Play Attention as a tool to retrain the brain to focus. We discovered Pablo is allergic to gluten and dairy and radically changed his diet. We also started using Play...

I believe this game has greatly helped my daughter academically.

Caroline

I purchased Play attention last May 2014 as of now February 7, 2015 based on data, my daughter have used this for about 56 hours.

My daughter was 7 years old at the time we purchased Play Attention. Last year my daughter’s teacher contacted me about her behavior in school (attached is the letter from the teacher as to their observation of her behavior in school).

Why Play Attention? Since I really do not have the luxury of time to bring her to an occupational therapist on a regular basis, which is what the behavioral doctor suggested, I searched the net for a possible home therapy that I can administer to my daughter.

How I did my home therapy?  We work with Play attention every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There are 6 games on our regular therapy sessions. During therapy I give her 10 minute breaks after 3 games. We allow her to redeem her points as long as she...