The Attention Process Training Programs (APT) by Sohlberg and Mateer are based on extensive research that is widely published in the cognitive rehabilitation and the disability literature. These therapeutic treatment programs are designed for adolescents, adults and veterans with mild, moderate and severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), post concussion syndrome and other neurological disorders.
The Pay Attention Program by Thomson and Kerns is based on the APT program and has been modified for children ages 4-11 with traumatic brain injury or ADHD.
Developed by McKay Moore Sohlberg, Ph.D. and Catherine Mateer, Ph.D., the APT1 program is for adolescents, adults and veterans with attention disorders due to mild, moderate or severe acquired brain injuries. The APT1 program uses audio CDs for therapy tasks and PDF files for scoresheets.
A new computerized program, the Attention Process Training APT3, is now available. The APT3 reflects expanded attention research and includes tasks targeting: Basic Sustained Attention as well as Executive Control Processes related to Working Memory, Selective Attention, Suppression and Alternating Attention. It can be found at http://www.lapublishing.com/apt3-attention-process-training/
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Developed by McKay Moore Sohlberg, PhD, Lori Johnson, BA, Laurie Paule, MS, Sarah A. Raskin, PhD, & Catherine A. Mateer, PhD ~ 2001, 2nd Ed. the APT2 program is for adolescents, adults and veterans with mild cognitive impairments and attention disorders due to acquired brain injury. Activities address difficulties with sustained attention, slowed speed of information processing, distractibility, shifting attention between tasks, and paying attention to multiple sources of information. APT-II includes auditory attention files with hierarchically organized exercises, record logs, and data collection protocols. Kit includes manual, 4 clickers, stopwatch, and flash drive with audio exercises and PDF worksheet files.
A new computerized program, the Attention Process Training APT-3, is now available. The APT3 reflects expanded attention research and includes tasks targeting: Basic Sustained Attention as well as Executive Control Processes related to Working Memory, Selective Attention, Suppression and Alternating Attention. It can be found at http://www.lapublishing.com/apt3-attention-process-training/
Développé par McKay Moore Sohlberg, Ph.D. et Catherine Mateer, Ph.D., le programme APT-II est conçu pour les adolescents, les adultes et les personnes âgées avec de légères difficultés cognitives et des troubles de l’attention engendrés par une lésion cérébrale acquise. Le programme APT-II utilise des fichiers audio pour les exercices de la thérapie et des fichiers en PDF pour les feuilles de cotation.
Adapted from the Attention Process Training Program for adolescents and adults, the Pay Attention program has therapeutic activities on attention for children and students with traumatic brain injury, ADD, ADHD, and brain tumors. Designed for children (ages 4-10) with attentional processing problems, visual and auditory activities are designed to systematically increase the child’s ability to sustain, select, divide, and alternate attention using a variety of hierarchical tasks designed for this age range and cognitive levels.
Click here to watch an Introduction to the Pay Attention program.Click here to watch a Demonstration of Therapy Activities for Pay Attention Program.