• Ages: 6-18
  • Players: 2-5
  • Topic: ADD/ADHD

Children Have Fun as They Practice and Improve Their Ability to Stay Focused!

Focus is essentially a behavior modification program in a box. Research has shown...

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Children Have Fun as They Practice and Improve Their Ability to Stay Focused!

Focus is essentially a behavior modification program in a box. Research has shown conclusively that the two treatments that are most effective in improving attention spans for children diagnosed as ADD or ADHD are medication and behavior modification. A combination of both treatments usually works better than either one alone.

Focus is a game that children have fun playing. It is structured to encompass the essential elements of behavior modification and designed to have the greatest positive impact on attention. In behavior modification children receive specific positive reinforcement for accomplishing a task within an appropriate time frame and without being distracted. The rewards are usually in the form of tokens. This game provides two ways for players to win tokens with or without a distraction.

The game has 3 sets of task cards that describe tasks that the players have to complete in order to earn their tokens. Each task requires concentration and continuing attention and includes:

1. Categories: Players have to list things that belong in a specific category, such as listing five fruits that have one large pit in the middle.

2. Forward and Back: Players have to recite things forward and/or backwards, such as reciting the alphabet forwards and backwards from A to F.

3. Problem Solving: The game comes with various cut out shapes and cut out words. Using shapes, the players have to create a specific design, like a triangle similar to the pattern on the card, using the shapes provided. Using words the players have to create a sentence, like a sentence in which someone throws something to someone else.

A player can elect to perform the task without distraction and win one token or with distraction and win two tokens. The distraction is optional. The distractions are provided by one of the other players, who pick a distraction card. This card may ask the distracting player to hum "Happy Birthday" or tap fingers on the table while the other player is trying to accomplish the task.

Players can earn more tokens when they attempt a task while distracting events are taking place. Distractions are the most common reason people lose focus on the task at hand. This game gives players much needed practice that improves their ability to stay focused on tasks, even with distractions.

There are both competitive and cooperative versions. There are three decks of task cards with varied levels of difficulty: easier, regular, and challenge. The key is for the players to be able to complete the task most of the time if they concentrate and are not distracted. Difficulty of the tasks can also be varied by imposing a time limit and permitting the use of paper and pencil for certain tasks.

  • Topic: ADD/ADHD
  • Ages: 6 to 18Three sets of cards: Easier (Ages 6-10); Regular (Ages 11-13); and Challenge (Ages 14 to young adult).
  • Players: 2-5
  • Playing Time: Flexible - from 25 minutes to 50 minutes.

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    Yes! All of our products are brand new. We do not sell used merchandise. We believe it's extremely important that therapeutic resources be as readily available and affordable as possible. We are able to offer our customers lower prices on many therapeutic resources because we sell in bulk, mainly to large institutions.


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    Yes, you may order online choosing the option at checkout to pay via "Purchase Order". You may enter any number in this purchase order field.  If you would like to have the products in your order held/reserved, you must proceed through the entire checkout process until you receive an order number (given on the final confirmation screen).  This will let us know to expect your payment and to set your products aside.  Please include the order number on your check. (our mailing address is listed below and is also provided on the invoice screen after placing your order).

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              Self Help Warehouse, Inc.
              1720 Epps Bridge Pkwy, Suite 108-390
              Athens, GA 30606

    Fax: (775) 245-0595

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