ifocus™ Wins BESSIE Award and Innovation Award

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Focus Education recognized with three new awards, now 10 awards in total.

BESSIE Award

It is an honor to be recognized by AEP and computED as we share a common goal, to constantly challenge the current marketplace with innovative products meant to help children grow and learn.

The ifocus System™ by Focus Education continues to gain industry recognition with the addition of computED’s Best Educational Software Award (BESSIE) and the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Innovation Award.

With the BESSIE award and the AEP award, Focus Education has been recognized with a total of ten awards just this year. Within a saturated educational product market, the ifocus System™ is unique with its emphasis on children’s executive function—the root of an individual’s ability to learn anything. Focus Education's understanding of neuropsychology and their commitment to helping children gain an edge in their ability to focus and pay attention has garnered them industry recognition.

The 19th Annual BESSIE Awards hosted by computED, target innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to promote educational excellence. The ifocus System™ received the BESSIE Award in the multi-level category for development skills.

The 2013 46th Annual AEP Innovation Award recognizes the most creative and effective solutions to today’s challenges in education. The ifocus System™ received the 2013 Innovation award in the pedagogy and methodology category. This category centers specifically on new strategies, theories, or styles in instructional design and approaches to teaching and learning.

“We strive to provide parents, teachers, and students with fun, creative ways and tools to help build cognitive skills,” said Michael Apstein, CEO of Focus Education. “The ifocus System was created as a game to challenge and help children with cognitive training. It is an honor to be recognized by AEP and computED as we share a common goal, to constantly challenge the current marketplace with innovative products meant to help children grow and learn.”

Jungle Rangers—core to The ifocus System™—is a multi-level fun computer game that uses cognitive training to improve working memory, focusing attention, selective attention and sustained attention. Unlike other games where the player selects their difficulty level, Jungle Rangers learns and adapts to the player’s progress; it will constantly adjust to a child as they play.

In addition to the BESSIE and AEP Innovation Award, The ifocus System™ recently received the National Parenting Publications Honors Award. The ifocus System™ was previously honored with The National Parenting Center Award and the Parent Tested, Parent Approved Award. They’ve also received two educational awards: The Toy Man S.T.E.M. Award and the Tillywig Brain Child Award. Focus Education has also been presented with the Mom’s Best Award and the Mom’s Choice Award as well as the special needs centered Able Play Award by the National Lekotek Center.

For more information about The ifocus System™, please visit http://www.focuseducation.com.

About The ifocus System™

The ifocus System™ is a scientifically designed and tested attention training program for children ages six to 12 to help them reach their full learning and neurological potential in the classroom and at home. The ifocus System™ was created by Michael Apstein and John Able, who wanted to help children achieve their full potential.

Unlike any other system available to parents, The ifocus System™ is a different approach to improving children’s attention, memory and focus. It centers around activities kids already love and draws from science, technology, nutrition, and exercise to create a fun and interactive way for children to improve their focus and attention. At the core of The ifocus System™ is Jungle Rangers, an interactive computer game that turns learning into a game. Researched and developed by a University Research and Application Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Jungle Rangers addresses brain executive functioning through cognitive training.

The ifocus System™ is the fun and affordable scientific way to help children learn how to filter, focus, absorb and remember. It helps children clear distractions, improve memory, absorb more information, and develop higher levels of focus and attention. Visit http://www.FocusEducation.com for more information.

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