Diana Henry, a traveling occupational therapist states “generally speaking, people don’t sit still. They are always wiggling around. The littlest kids are even more wiggly because their sensory systems are still developing.”
She goes on to state that “movement actually allows for alertness and attention.” So, while you may think the exercise balls are distracting your child, they’re actually helping them focus more!
Try the Attention Arcade!
At BrainLeap we’ve created a practical, research-based attention training designed to improve attention and executive function. We work to unlock the potential of a child by working to improve foundational attention skills that are important for reading, math, and executive functioning.
Dr. Leanne Chukoskie and Dr. Jeanne Townsend, at UC San Diego, recognized the need to turn research findings into effective interventions for children with attention issues. Their understanding of attention development and the eye movement system has contributed to their innovative idea of creating gaze-driven video games that deliver measurable attention improvements.
All 23 participants who completed the attention training study had measurable improvements in attention.
Some of the children even wanted to keep the games after the 12-week study because they actually found the games fun! After the study, it was clear that this product could help millions of children improve the skills they needed to do well in school and in life.
Our mission is to unlock the potential of more than one million children with attention challenges around the world – every year. However, we recognized that we could do this best with partners who are already helping children: Occupational Therapists. Whether you are helping children via a private practice or in schools, you understand the needs of these children and the tools that could help. Implementing the evidence-based Attention Arcade into your occupational therapy practice can change your patients’ outcomes.
To better meet the needs of OTs, we recently upgraded our software to allow occupational therapists to track the performance of their patients remotely.