“David*, who is in Grade 6, has made amazing progress. David has been diagnosed AD/HD since Grade 3. Before training, he was very demotivated and underachieving at school, and could hardly pass any subject and had no friends. After 3 sessions he began to show improvements in class. He now has 2 friends. He has also made big progress in Maths, and seems more responsible and mature than before.” *Name changed
Are parents seeing any changes in their children’s behaviour after Focus Pocus?
Parents completed an 18 item behaviour rating scale prior to, and at the end of, training with Focus Pocus. The graph shows parent ratings of the frequency of three categories of behaviour, before and after training with Focus Pocus. After training with Focus Pocus there were reductions in the frequency of each category of behaviour.
Parents made ratings of day-to-day behaviour at regular intervals during training (for example, after 5 training sessions had been completed). The graph shows the parent ratings after 5, 10, 15 and 20 training sessions. The black line shows the trend across training sessions, indicating improvement in behaviour across the training sessions.
Are children learning awareness and control of brain states that will help them in everyday life?
Children do a number of benchmarking tests of their ability to generate three different brain states spontaneously, without any on-screen assistance, to see if they are learning a skill they can use in everyday life. The graph shows the brain state scores before and after training with Focus Pocus. The data shows increases in the ability to spontaneously produce each of the three brain state after training with Focus Pocus, with the largest increase in Focus.
The data is an average of all of the users who have completed training (at 20 December 2012).