Our Proven 3-Step Plan
If you have a child or loved one who is
struggling with any of the following:
Difficulties with the ability to
focus & pay attention
Is really easily distracted
Struggling with staying on par with maths / spelling, reading &/or comprehension
You've spent money on tutors but you
havent seen any improvements.
Let's have a chat and show you what we can do to improve those struggles and to turn them into superpowers at school, work, and home.
We will then do a 20 minute assessment with your child, or loved one, where we will measure:
How they pay attention and what those levels
of attention look like
How the brain processes information & is it processing information at an optimal speed?
How impulsive or how methodical they
are in their approach to boring tasks.
Are they impacted by the inability to filter out auditory & visual distractors when doing boring & mundane tasks - and to what extent.
3. Your Personalised Plan
We will then customise a neurocognitive training program for your specific needs based on the results of your assessment and then work with you or your loved one on how to strengthen the cognitive skills that have shown weaknesses as well as evaluating progress in specific intervals and help you determine your graduation timeline.
We are at your side every step of the way!
Is The Focus Academy for you?
Non-pharmaceutical alternative for the treatment of Attention related Challenges as well as ADHD
Be more focused on everyday activities
Improve academic performance
Increase the occurrence of positive behaviour
Improve memory, attention, brain processing speed and impulse control
Improve emotional control and mindfulness
Teach active listening skills
We work with individuals between the ages of 6-99 years of age who may be experiencing any of the following:
Attention related challenges & struggles with schoolwork & homework
Dyslexia & other learning difficulties
Traumatic Brain Injury due to stroke, accident and / or cancer
Chronic Pain Management including CRPS
Brain Fog due to COVID
Alzheimers & Dementia
What is Neuroplasticity?
*Video courtesy of Sentis via Youtube.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
How does the program work?
Our neurocognitive training program integrates NASA inspired technology with cognitive skills training and behaviour shaping to improve executive function and self-regulation. We take attributes like hyper-focus, high energy, creative thinking, strong emotions, and risk-taking and harness them to take control of life. They become your superpowers to improve future outcomes at school, work, and home.
Which skills are developed at The Focus Academy?
Working memory, short-term memory, and spatial memory
Filtering of distractions
Task completion on time
Social skills, motor skills, and hand-eye coordination
Auditory processing skills
Occurrence of positive behaviours
Do the learned behaviours transfer back into the classroom/home?
Yes, transfer may include greater time on task, improved self-esteem, increased attention, better academic performance, improved social interactions, decreased impulsive behaviours, improved focus & concentration, and higher reading comprehension.
We also include our Academic Bridge program that actually monitors a student's attention to homework assignments. The coach's assistance and parent/teacher reinforcement ensure transfer.
How is The Focus Academy different from regular video games?
Parents frequently find that their child can play commercial video games for hours without being distracted. This is because the graphics inherent in these games are incredibly over-stimulating. Any child can pay attention to a three ring circus - even one with ADHD. However, it is impossible for a classroom teacher, even in her best lesson, to be as stimulating.
The learning process, whether it occurs in the classroom, home, work, or on the playground is seldom as highly stimulating as commercial video games. Play Attention does not require hand-eye coordination like regular video games. Play Attention allows the user to control its low-level stimulation video exercises by the attentive state alone!
The student's brain signals actually control the games. Their mind becomes the joystick or the mouse. Its interactive software in the games provides a tool to help learn how to control levels of attention. Skill mastery is obtained through the use of the mind attending to level-appropriate stimuli rather than the use of a joystick.
At what point do we stop using the program?
For long-term benefits, the user should continue the program for a minimum of 40 to 60 hours. Although the user may demonstrate total mastery of the skills being taught, research indicates that long-term benefits occur after 40 to 60 hours of training.
How old do you have to be to enrol at The Focus Academy?
The Focus Academy works with persons from age 6 to adult. There is no age limit to strengthening memory & attention. You need to keep updating the way your brain processes information the same way you update the apps on your phone.