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.

Evan's Testimony

​​We began Play Attention with Evan in March of 2014.  Evan was 11 years old at the time and struggling with his ability to focus in school and extracurricular activities.  Evan’s grades were suffering, but more importantly, his inability to focus on everyday tasks was chipping away at his confidence as well.

What makes Evan’s success so great is how his ability to focus improved without the help of ADD medication.  As parents, we were concerned with the side effects of ADD medication because Evan has always been a picky eater and a common side effect of ADD medication is a loss of appetite.

Evan’s psychologist introduced us to biofeedback and Evan enjoyed the games he played at his weekly sessions, so we did some research online about “biofeedback and ADD” and came across Play Attention.

Not only is Play Attention a great biofeedback tool, their staff is amazing as...

Rachel's testimony

The Play Attention team is committed to your success.  We have many support systems in place to insure this.  Two important aspects of this include customizing everyone's Play Attention plan to meet your specific needs and unlimited support and guidance from your executive function coach.  I recently have had the pleasure to work one of our very special Play Attention families with these two areas.

This is their story...

Rachel is an extremely bright 9 year old.  Her family recently decided to start a Play Attention program at home.  Not only would Rachel be enrolled in the program, but her mom would also be using Play Attention to improve her own executive function.  Both Rachel and Mom took our FOCUS assessment first, so that we could further pinpoint different strengths and weaknesses.  We also discussed an appropriate training schedule for...

A Mother's testimony

My child's journey with Play Attention started in her Grade-3 year. She struggled with math to such an extent that I feared that her math grades might cause her to fail her academic year. My daughter had to stay in class during many breaks since she could not write the work off the black-board fast enough. Her teacher also informed me that my daughter cried every day in school feeling completely overwhelmed by her inability to keep up with the speed of learning presented in her classroom. Furthermore, another child teased my daughter that she was the, "Dumbest child in the entire school." It was a heartbreaking situation for me as a mother.

I enrolled my daughter in extra math classes in the second term of her Grade 3-year. The lady who presented the extra math classes expressed her concern about my daughter's ability to concentrate and recommended that we take her to a center called...

Play Attention helps Jason understand himself.

Jason

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...

I had a stroke – so shocking!

IMG 0867 225x300No 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...

Layla is more confident and happier at school

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 need​ed​ 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 ha​s​ mild ADD.​ ​ I ​then ​took her to a speech therapist for​ ​a year ​but found she was no​t​ 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...