Digital Platform to screen, assess and treat attention deficit during early childhood

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In the age of COVID19 and virtual classrooms, attention and learning for pediatric populations is more difficult than ever. Amidst these challenges, there is opportunity. There is a clear need for objective screening and assessment tools to detect attention-related cognitive impairments during early childhood, as well as low-risk early interventions to improve attention-related cognitive capabilities during this period of peak neuroplasticity and development.

Patented TALi technology, which was founded on more than 25 years of research in developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience, utilizes a digital gamified environment designed to screen, assess and improve specific cognitive skills associated with disorders of attention deficit during early childhood (ages 3 to 8 years).

This RCT-backed platform provides both a novel, non-invasive alternate first-line intervention with proven long-term benefit, as well as a digital profile of the attention-related cognitive capabilities of a child. TALi provides a unique solution to address a complex global healthcare concern.

There is a clear need for objective screening and assessment tools to detect attention-related cognitive impairments during early childhood, as well as low-risk early interventions to improve attention-related cognitive capabilities during this period of peak neuroplasticity and development.

 

Formats/platforms used:

App-based solution on touchscreen tablets

 

Primary website’s URL:

https://talihealth.com/

 

Problem solved:

There is a clear need for objective screening and assessment tools to detect attention-related cognitive impairments during early childhood, and a low-risk early intervention to improve impairments during this period of peak neuroplasticity and development. Tali is a screening, assessment and training tool to solve for attention related cognitive impairment.

 

Age range:

Ages 3-8 years

 

Core or supplemental?

This product addresses a foundational skill in every child that is predictive for future learning capabilities for secondary and tertiary education. 

 

Subject area:

Attention and learning

 

Lesson time needed:

25 minutes for the initial assessment. If attention training is recommended, the train portion takes 25 minutes, 5 times a week for 5 weeks.

 

Pricing model:

A license is provided each school and pricing depends on the number of students.

 

Additional services needed:

None

 

What makes Tali unique?

There is no technology providing screening and assessment, and training and treatment for cognitive and attentional learning capability. Globally, TALi currently has no direct competitors offering clinically validated digital screening or intervention solutions to address early childhood attention deficits.

 

 

Characteristics:

Tali's Game-based digital programs are designed to assess and strengthen attention in early childhood. Tali assess (a one time, 25 minute assessment in a game-based platform for kids to enjoy) is designed to measure key attention skills. Each child’s TALi Attention Profile maps their attention abilities against what is considered to be the average result. It incorporates engaging touchscreen exercises to train children’s 4 core attentional skills. Using a special algorithm, each exercise adapts in difficulty in real time to the gameplay of the child to ensure that they are constantly challenged.

The platforms have been clinically validated and are supported by 25+ years of research in developmental psychology, with clinical trials informing the evolution of the technology. The app is compatible with iOS 8.0  iPad or higher and Android OS 8.1 (Oreo) tablet devices or higher and is fully integrated into the Google for Education portal. 

 

Here’s what users are saying:

I’ve seen a really big change in my student. He couldn’t focus at all before. My student that has been undertaking the TALi Training is not the same boy that started the program. It’s been really fabulous to see the results that we’ve been able to get.” 

--Michelle McLaren — Teacher, Elementary Education

 

Hillcrest places a priority on providing personalized and innovative support for each child in their learning experience and skills development. The detailed report that was provided for every student after they completed TALi DETECT provided invaluable insight for our educators. With these individualized insights, our educators have now been able to identify a small group of students to continue working with and will be accessing TALi’s TRAIN program shortly, as part of a longer-term commitment to these student’s learning needs.”

--Ms. Wiggs, Head of Learning Support at Hillcrest Christian School (K-12)

 

"It’s been highly successful in the way that we’ve been able to implement it. It’s been very, very easy. The fact that it’s on a tablet is fantastic. I’m expecting that we’ll see some really good outcomes for them, that they build on even after they’ve finished the program."

--Marcelle Van Maanen, Principal at Mentone Primary School

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