ATENTIV has taken the appropriate steps to first establish the effectiveness of ATENTIVmynd™ Games through rigorous studies. To date, there have been 9 studies with more than 371 children and 1 study in 31 senior adults. Five studies were randomized, controlled studies where participants either trained with ATENTIVmynd™ Games or were in the control group (control participants were either put on a waiting list or received other therapy options). In addition, there is one large-scale study currently underway with more than 240 adult participants. These studies are expected to be completed by late 2017

All study participants played the ATENTIVmynd™ Games 3-4 times per week for 20 – 25 minutes at a time, for a total of 7-8 hours over 6-8 weeks.

The studies used nationally recognized gold standard measures and the results were very impressive. According to clinicians and parents, participants who trained with the ATENTIVmynd™ Games demonstrated a consistent 30-40% improvement in attention and impulse control behavior. These behavior improvements were maintained as long as children were followed, from 3 to 5 months.

In addition, we used validated academic measures and saw that participants using the ATENTIVmynd™ Games showed significant improvements in processing (fluency) abilities in math and reading. On a standardized test of academic achievement, participants improved on average by over half a grade level. They also were able to accurately 30 to 40% more questions on a timed math test, demonstrating they were better at staying on task while taking a test. In other words, they were more able to demonstrate their true knowledge on tests because they were completing more questions accurately.

We also used standardized classroom metrics to test whether parents and teachers saw genuine improvements in important academic areas. Parents reported a 35% reduction in problems related to successfully completing homework and teachers reported a 25% improvement in the ability to complete written work during class. Both parents and teachers also reported significant improvements in the participants’ abilities to plan and initiate tasks.

ATENTIVmynd™ Games are engaging and only require 8 hours, 20 minutes at a time, over 5-8 weeks, to see significant improvements in home behavior and academic performance. These improvements were sustained well after training had stopped – so far we have tested 3-5 months and plan to study sustainability of improvements over longer periods.

Here is a snapshot of our data from 2 schools for children with learning difficulties. You can learn more by checking out our bibliography.

Figure 1

Attention and Impulse Control Behaviors

Atentiv conducted several studies in which parents rated their child’s symptoms of inattention and impulsivity using the ADHD-RS, which stands for Attention Deficity/Hyperactivity Disorder Rating Scale. On this scale, higher scores mean more symptoms.

This graph shows that parents reported a 32% decrease in their children’s symptoms after just 8 weeks of ATENTIVmynd training, with sustained improvement over 28 weeks.

Figure 2

Homework Completion Problems

It turns out parents agree with trained professionals when it comes to their children. Using the same rating scale, clinicians reported a 38% reduction in symptoms.

Figure 3

Timed Math Test

Parents also reported a significant decrease in homework problems experienced by their children after Atentivmynd training.

Figure 4

Grammar Task

Attention improvements from Atentivmynd training transfer to academic skills. In this study, children were asked to take a timed math test. After Atentivmynd training, the number of problems they were able to correctly complete improved by up to 35%.

Figure 5

Woodcock-Johnson III Academic Achievement Tests

Figure 5. On a standardized academic achievement test, after two months of ATENTIVmynd™ Training, children showed improvements in Math Fluency (processing skills) that would be expected after eight months. They showed a gain of over six months in Reading Fluency after the same two-month (eight week) ATENTIVmynd™ Training.

 

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