Benefits Of Attention Training For Children
TALI Train is a 5 week cognitive training program for children, proven to build attention skills. Reported benefits from research trials and feedback include:
- Improved educational performance (numeracy)
- Improved concentration and selection
- Stronger peer relationships
- Elevated family cohesiveness
- Higher self-esteem and self-regard
- Less stress and anxiety
- Greater emotional regulation
Improving attentional skills in children can have amazing short and long term benefits not only for the child but also for people around them.
To see results from cognitive training, also known as brain training, it takes work. TALI Train was designed to turn work into play, however young children need support and structure.
Results have been clinically proven under certain conditions in which both the child and the adult-administrator engaged with the program on a schedule. To see results, you must work with you child to complete the entire TALI Train program as prescribed.
TALI Train can be used by both neurotypical and neurodiverse children. No two children are the same and therefore your child may need different structures in place to have success.
TALI Training: What To Expect
TALI Train is an intensive cognitive training program that requires about 20 minutes a day five days a week. Like any intensive training the participant, your child, may experience boredom or fatigue due to the repetitive nature of training. We tend to see the following trends throughout the program:
Week 1 – Children engage with new the program. Parents learn what works.
Week 2 – Children begin to fatigue and may experience boredom. Parent’s support increases.
Week 3 – Children unlock a new theme at the end of session 10 and find renewed engagement. Parents increase encouragement.
Week 4 – Children again show signs of fatigue and boredom. Parents provide incentives.
Week 5 – Children may lose interest. Parents further increase encouragement.
Program Completion – Children want to continue playing TALI Train. Parents use other techniques to build on TALI Train at home.
How To Achieve The Best Results
A family-centred approach to early intervention is proven to increase the likelihood of success. Therefore, we recommend the following actions to improve engagement:
- Explain the purpose of TALI Train.
- Create a schedule for ‘TALI Time’.
- Train in a location free from distractions.
- Train in the same location daily.
- Educate your child’s teacher on the program.
- Take part in the training with your child.
Brain Training programs are enhanced by using aspects of the game in real life situations. We advise that you inform your child’s teacher of their involvement in the program so they can relate classroom activities to the training exercises in the TALI Train program.
Measuring Improvement From Attention Training
TALI Train is clinically proven to boost aspects of attention and reduce inattentive/hyperactive behaviour in children. Children who showed improved attention went through a strict training regime. As each school and household are different, results may vary for your child. Improvements are measured in the following ways:
- Compliance* with the TALI Train program.
- Progress on the TALI Train program.
- Performance on the TALI Train program.
- Improvement in pre/post training questionnaire.
- Gains in everyday life, including social and academic skills.
*Compliance is defined as playing, fully, the recommended 25 sessions over a 5 week period.