I use Play Attention with children and adults with ADHD. The neurofeedback training Play Attention provides enables patients to improve their attention and focus. Patients’ improvement can be monitored with standardized tests of visual and auditory attention.
The games provide my patients with improved focus within the various training domains including short term memory, eye hand coordination, etc.
Additionally, the Play Attention games provide greater challenges as attention skills are increased. Higher level games provide more distraction to simulate every day challenges to maintaining focus. A high degree of motivation is maintained due to the intrinsic enjoyment the PA games provide.
I have found great improvement when I incorporate Play Attention into a Sports Psychological program to improve the athlete’s focus while competing. Therapy starts with gaining focus skills in the office and then transferring those skills into real life competitive events and training. Learning new skills and focus for the moment of competition can lower performance anxiety. Lower performance anxiety frequently improves performance.
I have used Play Attention with clients who are working to reduce their anxiety. Cognitive Behavior Therapy provides the thinking skills to reduce anxiety, and Play Attention improves the patient’s ability to focus on the newly acquired cognitive skills.
I have used Play Attention as an aid in the treatment of recovering alcoholics and addicts. Frequently, these individuals lose their ability sustain focus upon the necessary cognitions to sustain abstinence and sobriety.
I have also found that Play Attention works very well in conjunction with biofeedback and CBT for stress alleviation. Those experiencing high stress frequently lose their ability to maintain focus at work, or with developing insights regarding their improvements.
I have also incorporated Play Attention into tele-therapy and tele-coaching for a wide variety of goals and conditions including weight control, habit reversal and personal improvement.
Dr. Raymond Havlicek