The impact of attention on education and learning.
Attention has been shown to be a strong predictor of academic achievement. Studies also show that even a few inattentive behaviours at the age of 3 are risk factors for poor academic achievement and tertiary education completion.1
The early years of development from conception to age 6 set the base for competence and coping skills that will affect how a child learns and behaves throughout life. This is when the brain is at a point of high neuroplasticity and appropriate developmental stimulation can boost a child’s development and readiness for school learning.
Early intervention programs during these years of early childhood development can help children:
‘Relations between preschool attention span-persistence and age 25 educational outcomes’, Early Childhood Research Quarterly Vol: 28, Issue: 2, 2013, McClelland, Acock, Piccinin, Rhea, Stallings
Focus their attention
Persist with tasks
Be receptive to more complicated instruction and activities
TALi for Education.
TALi's tablet app programs provide faster attention screening tests and access to early interventions for children at the peak of their neuroplasticity.
A 20-30 minute evidence-based screening program comprised of cognitive performance tasks to determine how a child’s attention skills are developing against their peers.
TALi DETECT was developed under the Cooperative Research Centres Program (CRC-P) from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.*
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*Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants provide funding for short-term research collaborations. It supports industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and the community with the aim of fostering high quality research to solve industry-identified problems.