Description: Forty-eight combinations of attention activities at varying degrees of difficulty are included in the program. A target stimulus is first identified. Then a series of stimulus are displayed for short periods of time. The user is instructed to watch or listen for the target stimulus and respond only when it appears. When other stimuli appear, the user makes no response. This form of treatment paradigm where not responding is sometimes the correct response, facilitates attending skills and helps to curb impulsive or preservative behavior. The attention conditions from the simplest to most difficult are: Focused Attention, Selective Attention, Alternating Attention, and Divided Attention. Focused Attention requires watching for one event to occur and responding only when it does. Selective Attention is similar to Focused Attention except that an element of visual distraction is added. Alternating Attention requires attending to one stimulus for a period of time and then switching attention to another stimulus. Divided Attention requires attending to two different aspects of the same set of stimuli. The user must respond when a specific stimulus occurs and periodically information is requested concerning the frequency of occurrence of the stimulus set.
Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 128 megabytes (MB) RAM. Level: Mid to High