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.

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 dad. Luca is now able to focus in a variety of...

Fatima will graduate and go to her prom!

I would like to share my experiences as a program manager using Play Attention with one of the teenagers that came to my clinic. 

As an ADD kid, Fatima was failing ten subjects in her senior year of high school, which was a bilingual private catholic school with small class groups. In El Salvador, bilingual schools are required to run the programs in both English and in Spanish in some areas, and because of this, children often feel a heavy load on their shoulders. Fatima had failed to pass Math and was having several problems coping with other subjects. Her parents asked for help, since Fatima’s last report card showed that she was underachieving in nine additional subjects and was jeopardizing her high school graduation.

The Play Attention program enabled her to increase her attention span and improve her cognitive skills enough to complete academic tasks necessary to raise her...