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All you need to know about Focus Pocus

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Slide deck outlining everything you need to know about Focus Pocus - software using EEG neurofeedback to help improve behaviour in children.

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All you need to know about Focus Pocus

  1. 1. All you need to know about Focus Pocus
  2. 2. What is Focus Pocus? • A fun game designed to provide practice at important skills such as attention, relaxation, impulse-control, and memory • You train to develop your “powers” via 12 engaging mini-games
  3. 3. What was it designed to do? • Help improve attention, impulse-control, and memory • As shown, learning outcomes depend on your readiness to learn • Focus Pocus trains these important readiness factors
  4. 4. Who can benefit from it? 1. Children with AD/HD Who show problems with inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity 2. Other children Who show minor problems with attention, memory, and/or impulse- control
  5. 5. How does it help? • Research has shown that behaviour can be improved by using techniques to enhance state and cognitive factors
  6. 6. Has research been conducted? • Three published studies have shown behavioural improvements for children with AD/HD after using Focus Pocus 1. Jiang, H., and Johnstone, S. J. (2015). A preliminary multiple case study report of neurocognitive training for children with ADHD in China. Sage Open, 5 (2), 1-13. 2. Johnstone, S. J., Roodenrys, S., Blackman, R., Johnston, E., Loveday, K., Mantz, S., Barratt, M. (2012). Neurocognitive training for children with and without AD/HD. ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, 4, 11-23. 3. Johnstone, S. J., Roodenrys, S., Phillips, E., Watt, A. J. & Mantz, S. (2010). A pilot study of combined working memory and inhibition training for children with AD/HD. ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, 2, 31-42. • Three more randomised control trials are underway currently
  7. 7. What types of exercises are used? Cognitive training • Working memory • Impulse-control With passive attention monitoring Neurofeedback training • Attention • Relaxation • “Zen”
  8. 8. What is cognitive training? Mindwave records attention level and sends to the game via Bluetooth Focus Pocus games exercise working memory and impulse-control Child learns an awareness of their own attention and relaxation levels and with practice learns how to control them Child learns to increase memory capacity, and improve impulse- control, in the context of high attention levels
  9. 9. What is neurofeedback? Mindwave records brain activity and sends to the game via Bluetooth Focus Pocus gives feedback on brain activity in a fun way Child learns an awareness of their own attention and relaxation levels With practice, they learn how to control them
  10. 10. The training is fun!
  11. 11. Can parents monitor progress? • Yes, with the FocusIn application • Free daily training reports on performance • Free end-of-training comprehensive report
  12. 12. What happens after training? • The user moves to the Apply phase
  13. 13. More information? Email info@neurocogsolutions.com Web neurocog.com.au/products/focus-pocus/ Facebook www.facebook.com/Neurocog

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