Thursday, April 24, 2008

NASA Breakthrough Teaches ADHD Kids to Focus

Yesterday I received an email that was very interesting.. Although I know nothing about this it appears that dealing with children's A.D.D. and A.D.H.D WITHOUT medication is a much better idea!

I will share with permission.
Anyone with comments on Play Station please send them to me, I am interested in others opinions who have actually used it.

You should consider informing your audience that there are alternatives to battling ADHD, other then medication. Play Attention is a computer based attention training program that has been helping clients develop attention skills since 1996. Thousand of people have graduated from the program and have gained success in coping with attention programs. Below I have included a brief overview of the program. I look forward to hearing from you regarding your level of interest in doing a story. Developer, Peter Freer, is available for an interview if you would like to speak with him.

Best regards,

Barb Rollar
Media Coordinator
Toll Free 1 800 788 6786
Fax 1 866 506 2756
Voice 1 828 225 5522


To which I replied..

Thank you for this information.

I do not write my own stories, so doing an interview wouldn't work.

However, I do get the messages out there that people need to see, may I copy and paste your email in full to my blog?




Absolutely. Cut and paste away. Let me know if you need additional information.

Best regard,
Barb Rollar


NASA Breakthrough Teaches ADHD Kids to Focus

Space technology helps struggling children

Eight year old Brody Bowen was out of control and diagnosed with ADHD. Teachers sent notes home saying he was a sweet child, but impulsive and inattentive in class. He beat up his brother and threw rocks at another child at school. His mother disciplined him constantly.

“I wanna be good, Mommy, but I can’t,” he told his mother.

“You are good, sweetheart,” his mother told him blinking back tears.

Brody’s mother, Joyce, was desperate. She called his school counselors and pediatrician; she feared her son might need medicating. Then she discovered Play Attention on the internet. Play Attention uses special games that don’t require a joystick to play. Instead they work off brainpower. Brody can actually control his video games through a sensor-lined helmet. His mind power controls screen action!

Play Attention is based on the same technology that NASA uses to train astronauts to increase
attention during flight simulator training to insure peak performance during flight. Play
Attention advanced that technology to build skill sets that are vital to everyday activities like better attention, improved short-term memory, listening skills, and filtering out distractions.
After working with Play Attention for a few months, Brody began to finish his homework without a fight; what used to take hours was done in ten minutes! Joyce continued to receive phone calls from Brody’s teachers, but this time they were full of praise rather than concern.

Learn what NASA already knows:
• How can impulsive, uncontrollable kids learn to succeed?

• How can parents teach attention skills?

• How can parents create structured, nurturing environments
for ADHD kids?

• What are parenting myths and parenting facts about ADHD?

• How can ADHD kids increase self-esteem and overcome the
‘victim’ attitude.

Watch Play Attention® in action

• B-roll available including autistic children

• Families, including Brody’s are available for interviews

• VNR available

ADD Education

Peter Freer, MAEd, founder of Unique Logic & Technology invented Play Attention® after years of teaching public school children suffering from concentration and behavior problems. His interest evolved into a personal crusade to learn more about children popularly labeled ‘uncontrollable’ and 'unteachable,’ conditions typically associated with children having ADD and ADHD.

After 9 long years of research and development, Peter created Play Attention. Now the world leader in attention training, Play Attention is used in thousands of homes, schools, psychologists’ offices, hospitals, and learning centers around the world.

Contact Information

Barbara Rollar Telephone: 800.788.6786 Email:

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