Play Attention is a neurocognitive training program that improves executive function

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PLAY ATTENTION has been helping children and adults thrive and succeed for over 25 years. Their NASA inspired technology and cognitive exercises improve executive function and self-regulation. Play Attention provides a personal executive function coach to assist with your program.

Play Attention is brain exercise with a kick! By wearing the Play Attention BodyWave® armband controller, you can actually control cognitive exercises by mind alone! The Play Attention cognitive exercises improve areas such as attention, short term memory, task completion, social skills, working memory, organization, auditory processing, motor skills, and more! They also have a fully integrated behavioral shaping program to teach personal regulation of disruptive or impulsive behaviors. Play Attention can be used at home or in professional settings.

Play Attention also features a distance learning option called iLab. iLab permits a coach to work with multiple students over the web in real-time.

Play Attention has undergone 3 randomized, controlled studies by the prestigious Tufts University School of Medicine. The outstanding results are published in peer reviewed journals which cite significant increases in executive function, attention, and behavior.



Play Attention can be used with MAC or Windows OS.


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Problem solved:

Play Attention has great success in ADHD, autism, TBI, and weak executive function/self-regulation. It is a complete tool kit for professionals and parents alike to solve cognitive problems associated with  ADHD, autism, TBI, and weak executive function.


Grade/age range:

Age 4 through adult.


Core/supplemental/special needs/extracurricular/professional development?

All areas are addressed in Play Attention.


Subject, topic and/or standards:

Play Attention improves the core cognitive skills that lay the foundation for strong executive function. These skills transcend all areas of learning and education.


Lesson time needed:

Suggest an hour per week that can be tailored to your individual schedule; e.g. 3 twenty minute sessions, 2 half hour sessions, etc.


Pricing model:

One time fee of $2495 for the professional unlimited user version with a lifetime membership. One-time fee of $1795 for home use with 2 users and a lifetime membership.


Additional services needed:

Optional services include the BRIEF (executive function assessment) and FOCUS (norm referenced test of attentional control). Additional training modules are also available as well as the iLab version for distance training.