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.

Psych Matters, a Play Attention center in South Africa, shares exciting student successes.

Celebrating Student Success at Psych Matters
Luca’s story

Luca Spolidoro photo2 150x150Luca has always appeared to be a “bright child” but struggled to channel his intellectual capacity into everyday school tasks. This is true of many children with attention problems. They are bright but their grades don’t reflect their true potential. He found it difficult to ‘focus’ in the classroom but tried hard. So why was he struggling?

Luca is a bright student, but he became bored very quickly in environments that presented him with low stimuli. He loves subjects such as maths and science, but could not maintain his focus and would lose attention in the mundane classroom environment.

The change has been dramatic in the months following Luca’s introduction to Play Attention in June 2013. Luca has not only earned better grades at school, but has demonstrated a notable improvement in his sporting ability according to his...

Play Attention gives him back a sense of control over his mind, and by extension, over his life.

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...

Alec now participates in class, completes school assignments in a timely manner, and is very social.

I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is looking to help their child in school.

Alec started the Play Attention program eight months ago, due to a recommendation from his psychologist. I read all of the reviews and did my own research on the product. I even participated in the webinar asking many questions that related to Alec and how it will work in our everyday lives.

Our first day was March 31, 2013 and we haven’t looked back. He was having a hard time attending to tasks at school and at home. He also had a fear of failing anything that required effort or pushed him past his comfort zone.

At first, he resisted the program, because of the unknown, but within a month of my persistence, he requested to do it. To this date, we do it consistently three times a week and are 42 hours into the program. The best results have been recently when I went for his quarterly...

Concentration is no longer a difficult task for Joel

“To witness the big difference this programme has made in this young boy’s life makes me proud to practice what I do, and help children realise their potential!” – Sandra Roberts, Registered Counsellor

Joel started the Play Attention programme with me a few months before he turned six years old. He had been struggling to listen, follow instructions, complete tasks, concentrate in the classroom and had behaviour issues. His teacher and parents were finding it challenging working with him, whether it was assisting him with his homework, classwork or even completing everyday tasks.

Since beginning the Play Attention programme, Joel is now able to identify those troublesome behaviours that were causing him to become distracted. He can now rectify his behaviours and as a result he is able to concentrate much better without getting into trouble in the classroom, or at home. His...

Watching her success, I recalled how empowering it was to be able to offer Play Attention as a tangible solution.

Athletic, creative, dynamic, charming; yet discouraged, unfocused and crest-fallen – she came into my office 4 years earlier, fearful she wouldn’t be able to obtain the 2.0 GPA needed to try out for team sports. Even worse, if she couldn’t compete in sports, then why bother with school? Sports were the only success she knew.

When I asked Jasmine about her grades, she responded “well I got a ‘C’,” lowering her head when asked if the “C” was the good or bad news. Next, I asked, “So what are you good at?” Lighting up like a Christmas tree, she responded “Swimming! I want to be an Olympian. No one can catch me in the water, I swim like a dolphin.”

While she dreaded school, she was willing to do anything that would enable her to back get in the pool again.

Jasmine did not want to re-experience last year. Athletically, she was on top of the world… medaling at several highly competitive...

Play Attention has really made our lives easier. The positive results benefit the entire family.

My son Cade was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD at age 5. He was in kindergarten in the public school system, and had been asked to leave every day care, preschool, and summer camp he had ever attended. When his troubles continued in kindergarten, I decided to take him to his pediatrician for a consultation. He asked what seemed like two hundred questions, and finally suggested that we have Cade tested for an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The only facility in our area that does that sort of testing had a waiting list a mile long, so we waited. It was close to the end of his kindergarten year that he was finally diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD.

Cade is now in 6th grade. Much has changed since that initial diagnosis. He takes meds for ADHD. He attends a weekly Asperger’s group. He was recently diagnosed with Dyslexia, so he sees a Speech Therapist once a week. Cade...