Success Stories

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...

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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...

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