BrainLeap Attention ArcadeTM

Attention is a foundational
skill for learning.

BrainLeap Attention ArcadeTM focuses on improving learning from the perspective that academic success is dependent on:

The executive function of the brain Strong attention skills

Without strong attention skills, it can be difficult to learn because attention is critical to self-control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility.

Children struggle with these skills because of busy environments, increased workloads, their background, genetics, ADHD, autism and for many other reasons. The good news is that attention skills can be strengthened (even in children with already good to average attention and focus skills).

Attention training can have a significant impact on a child, and even more so on children with attention challenges. Regardless of why they have attention challenges, attention strengthening exercises can make a significant difference.

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About the Program

Brain Leap Attention ArcadeTM consists of six game-based exercises that each train a different aspect of attention. Children from the age of 5 can complete the exercises using a non-invasive eye tracker (the eye tracker is placed on the computer screen), which adds to the intensity of the exercises and ensures players remain focused. The program offers a fun, non-invasive way to strengthen attention and focus (and even inhibitory control, planning, visual span, visual discrimination, etc.).

The program does not support the making of any diagnoses, but is able to accurately measure:

Covert orienting speed Speed of response Inhibitory controls Task-switching ability Time and accuracy of the player’s ability to orient attention to a peripheral stimulus

Program Options:

36-session      Basic Program (minimum 3 x 30-minutes p/w)
52-session      Advanced Program (minimum 3 x 30-minutes p/w)

Without strong attention skills, it can be difficult to learn because attention is critical to self-control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility.

Children struggle with these skills because of busy environments, increased workloads, their background, genetics, ADHD, autism and for many other reasons. The good news is that attention skills can be strengthened (even in children with already good to average attention and focus skills).

Attention training can have a significant impact on a child, and even more so on children with attention challenges. Regardless of why they have attention challenges, attention strengthening exercises can make a significant difference.


Published program study results

In a pilot clinical trial for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at the University of California, San Diego, doing the exercises on average resulted in a:

68% increase in the attention orienting 55% increase in inhibitory control and for those students who also had ADHD symptoms, there was a 30% improvement in focus

These results were measured by independent attention assessments and have been published in the peer-reviewed journal Developmental Neurobiology*.

* Chukoskie, L., Westerfield, M., and Townsend, J. (2018) A novel approach to training attention and gaze in ASD: a feasibility and efficacy pilot study. Developmental Neurobiology 78: 546-554.

Strengthening any child's ability to pay attention and stay focused is an investment with lifelong benefits! Ask us how.