Play Attention is an intervention that incorporates aspects of behavior modification through computerized cognitive training, which utilizes feedback-based technology. Through Play Attention, students wear a helmet or armband embedded with sensors. These sensors read students’ brain activity in order to monitor their levels of focus. It helps students develop skills in attention stamina, short-term memory, hand-eye coordination, discriminatory processing, and time on task, thereby altering their inattentive behavior. Play Attention allows students to create their own knowledge and meaning of inattentiveness by making inattention visible through the different games of the program, thereby allowing students to improve on these weak skills. This new knowledge is analyzed through a journal that students complete after each session of play.
Cognitive training is a relatively new form of intervention for students with ADHD. It trains the brain to increase a certain skill or to improve a weak area of the brain such as attention and short-term memory. Many researchers are involved in the investigation of this method in conjunction with other treatment methods.
Appropriate Candidates for Play Attention include anyone interested in improving attention. These include adults, athletes, school children, executives.
Candidates should be at least 5 years old. If the user is under the care of a healthcare provider, always consult the healthcare provider before use. Children younger than age 5 can use Play Attention although it may take longer to achieve results.
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