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Play Attention

What is it?

Play Attention is a computer-based attention-training system that measures brain activity using an arm band, and provides visual and auditory feedback in a game-like environment designed to hone certain skills.

How does Play Attention work?

The game on the screen responds to the participant’s attentive state, rather than to a mouse click or joystick command. To perform well on challenges and advance in the game, users must focus consistently during their one-hour weekly sessions, strengthening their attention skills in one-hour weekly sessions with practice. Players receive motivating rewards after completing challenges, and a calendar feature allows them to schedule sessions and track progress.

Who is Play Attention for?

Students who want to improve their attention span in school, or adults who have difficulty concentrating at work.

How much does it cost?

Prices vary for professional and personal use. Request a quote by calling 1-800-788-6786.

What studies have been done on Play Attention?

Three randomized, controlled studies in Boston public schools conducted by Tufts University School of Medicine found that students who used Play Attention had greater improvements in attention, hyperactivity, and executive functioning than students who used cognitive training programs, commonly known as brain games, and that those results persisted over time.

Where can I learn more?

Play Attention can be played in English, Spanish, Ukrainian, Chinese, Korean, Polish, French, Turkish, or Russian. Learn more at


2 reviews

  1. We are using a program which we found thru this site called PlayAttention. My tyke is five and we just felt he was too young for medication and we are having total success. I was going to home school him but he is doing so well I put him in the public system and it’s great. He shares, has “fiends”, he has a problem with his “r”s and has even had sleep overs and by the way I learned through using this program that he loves to fish and is a very creative writer! We are also using the ADHD Nanny program which has helped tremendously as well. Cheers hope this helps. My motto: We Can Change Our Minds! Oh, and he is performing at his age level an issue we were concerned about. The program is for all ages, including adults. I use Play Attention and so does my husband.

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