Our journey with Play Attention began in the summer of 2018 when I was searching for a solution for my son. Because of a blood infection at birth, he suffered some physical setbacks and some mental ones which seemed to be unexplainable, even by experts. We knew that his memory was not working correctly, but no one seemed to know how to fix it as test results were too varied.
I discovered Play Attention while watching many webinars on executive function and memory skills and then contacted my boss. I work at a small, private, Christian school, and we were looking to start up a Resource Room for our students with special learning needs. She gave me permission to buy Play Attention, and Bryan was my “guinea pig.”
He’d come to school during the summer hours and I’d watch him do the activities. At first, he could barely make it through the games. He told me his head hurt, and it was too hard to concentrate. We started with just 15-minute sessions, and he was scoring all over the place – sometimes near 80% and sometimes 50%. Throughout the school year, he has been doing 15-minute sessions during his study hall each day, and then we were able to add a second 15-minute session at the end of the school day beginning in late October.