Success Stories

Success Stories

No, Don’t believe in me!

Pat and Jerry  have been seeking outside support for their son, Peter, since he began the educational system. With a diagnosis of ADHD and learning challenges in 2nd grade and oppositional defiance by 7th grade, school became a perfect place for Peter to use his bully protection to avoid the pain of academic failure. In other words, if he got into trouble with his behavior, others might not notice that he had no idea what was being asked of him academically or socially. Peter bullied others to avoid feeling discarded. “I like my anger, because others won’t mess with me.”

Peter’s parents were strongly committed to doing whatever they could to help Peter feel better about himself. Education was easy for them and their older daughter...

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Brody’s Story

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Joyce Bowen’s son Brody always seemed to be on the go. Even as a baby, he seldom slept for more than five hours a day, and his rambunctiousness only grew as he got older. Soon, Joyce felt as if she were spending more time disciplining Brody than playing with him.

When Brody was old enough to go to school, Joyce began to receive telephone calls from his teachers. Brody was being disruptive, and he just couldn’t sit still in class. On one occasion...

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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...

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Luke has been experiencing steady improvement

Our son Luke aged 8 years started using Play Attention on 26/12/15 to present. Due to work commitments increasing and travel in our jobs, in the last 2 months we have not been as vigilant to the use of it as we have been previously. We are hoping to improve this situation shortly.

Play Attention has been a successful adjunct to his collection of therapies with positive measurable outcomes.

He is a dear, loving, and intelligent boy. His symptoms were very difficult to manage in the past, when...

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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...

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