Attention Problems and Behavior Problems

Attention Problems and Behavior Problems
What’s the connection and can they be fixed?

For an ADHD child who’s experienced failure or frustration at school, has a difficult time making friends, cannot process multiple step instructions, and who likely has poor self-esteem, defiance or misbehavior seem inevitable.

The off switch or filtering in their brains works differently, so they often have impulse control issues and a frequent lack of control over what they blurt out. Couple that with failure and frustration, and you have the perfect storm. No matter what you do; punishment, coaxing, bribing, yelling, pleading etc. don’t seem to work.

Play Attention not only teaches attention by making it concrete and controllable — Play Attention students can move screen characters by mind alone via BodyWave technology — but also teaches a variety of skills that make them successful at school or work. These successes greatly improve behavior.

Additionally, and this is important, since they can see their attention in real time, Play Attention makes it readily apparent that misbehavior negatively affects their success during game play. Success is predicated on their ability to stay in control and attentive. It’s simple to correlate this to being a classroom superstar. Play Attention students learn to self regulate or control their own behavior. This is the basis of the behavior shaping program built into Play Attention (it took us over 5 years to develop it).

The scientists and doctors of the prestigious Tufts School of Medicine researched Play Attention in Boston area schools over five years. They sent independent observers into the classroom to monitor students in their study of Play Attention. The observers were blinded to the students; they didn’t know anything about them but were required to monitor their behavior. Even though the students had been labeled ADHD with behavioral problems, the Play Attention students showed significant self-control — even 6 months after the study was completed! Never underestimate what your child can learn. We at Play Attention know there is an intelligent person hiding behind the defiance and frustration. Our goal is to set him free.

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Why are math facts so difficult for my ADHD child?

Math Facts & ADHD

You use mental math every day. You use it when you go to the grocery store, calculate a tip, make change, figure out daily expenses. The list goes on and on. The foundation for your ability to do all of these daily math calculations started in elementary school when you memorized your math facts. Learning math facts is an essential life skill, but one that can be incredibly difficult for your ADHD child or student.

Why are math facts so difficult for my ADHD child?

Students with ADHD do tend to have higher rates of math learning disabilities. Math requires students to use skills such as attention, short term memory, working memory, and organization. These are all skills that tend to be weak for students with attention problems.

How can Play Attention help?

Play Attention has specific cognitive skill activities that strengthen the skills necessary to be a good learner. Play Attention teaches and strengthens attention, short term memory, working memory, and organization.

Play Attention Now Has Math Games!

Now your child or students can practice their math facts but only while they are paying maximum attention to the task! New Play Attention Math Games are now available!
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