Our Proven 3-Step Plan
Struggling with aspects like poor concentration, impulsive behaviour, hyper-focus, restlessness, creative thinking and emotional outbursts? Let's have a chat and show you how to harness them into superpowers at school, work, and home.
We will provide an evaluation to measure the four constructs of attention control and use this information to develop a holistic, customised program.
Is The Focus Academy for you?
Non-pharmaceutical alternative for the treatment of 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
What is Neuroplasticity?
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
How does the program work?
Our neurocognitive training program integrates NASA inspired technology with cognitive skill 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 attend The Focus Academy?
The Focus Academy works with persons from age 6 to adult. Generally, it can be used for children younger than age 5, but it will likely take longer to achieve lasting results.