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Novita Healthcare Limited (ASX:NHL) is an Australian Medical Technology Company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Novita's core focus is the development of TALI Health and the TALI Technology.
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Novita Healthcare Limited (ASX: NHL) is an Australian Medical Technology Company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Novita’s core focus is the development of TALI Health and the TALI Technology.

TALI Health Pty Ltd is based in Melbourne, Australia and is made up of a team of neuroscientists, software engineers, game developers and all-round talented individuals. Our vision is to be a leader in the assessment and treatment of childhood attention difficulties. We aim to assist children in reaching their full potential by providing engaging training software clinically proven to improve core cognitive performance. Under the leadership of the TALI Health board of directors, scientific advisory board and Chief Research Officer Dr Hannah Kirk, our team of experts design, develop, and evaluate training exercises that target core issues in early childhood and academic skills.

In July 2017, Novita acquired Newly Pty Ltd, Australia’s most innovative online matching marketplace, connecting carers and aged care and disability support services. CEO, Helen Kemp leads a dedicated team who will soon launch a new technology platform that promises to make it faster, simpler and less expensive for employer clients to find reliable, proven staff. With demand for quality care increasing rapidly, Newly is poised for significant growth.

COMPANY INTRODUCTION

Novita is Italian for Innovation – “Innovation in Healthcare”. The vision for the Company is to position itself at the forefront of innovative medical technologies with TALI as the foundation product for the future. Novita will simultaneously seek alternative investment opportunities to capitalise on innovative medical technologies.

TALI TRAINING PROGRAM

TALI Train is a ground-breaking game-based training program for young children, designed by a team of neuroscientists at Monash University. The program represents the culmination of over 25 years of research in developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience.

The program has been proven, through scientifically validated clinical trials, to improve attention by strengthening underlying attentional processes. Critically, improvements were retained after treatment had stopped, suggesting that benefits are longterm, conferring a lifelong advantage.

Designed as a five-week clinical intervention, the program is accessed via an off-line, home-based tablet, making it available to users across a wider range of socio-demographic groups and geographic locations.

The program incorporates four engaging and adaptive touchscreen exercises to train children’s core attentional skills: selective attention, sustained attention, and attentional control.

Using a special algorithm, each exercise adapts in difficulty in real time to the gameplay of the child to ensure that they are constantly challenged. Key parameters can also be tailored by TALI providers to ensure that the program addresses the unique needs of each child, including those with neurodevelopmental disorders.

This product is the first of its kind to apply gaming technology to an
intervention for young children with attention deficits.

By avoiding a “one-size-fits all” approach to early intervention the TALI
Technology enables tailored treatment uniquely designed for each child.

BUILDING COGNITIVE ARCHITECTURE

How TALI works

The TALI program is based on the concept of “neuroplasticity” – a term used to mean that the brain is plastic (or flexible), and can be re-wired by both experience and training. Recent scientific findings indicate that intense training in childhood can result in changes at many levels in the brain, which in turn promote changes in cognitive skills and behaviour.

Why Attention?

Attention is one of the first cognitive skills to develop and as such plays an important role in guiding all future learning. When a child learns to pay attention, it enables them to concentrate on a task or conversation
for an extended period of time, to filter out distracting information and to
prevent impulse responding. Without these core attention skills children
struggle to develop more complex skills such as memory, language,
reading and writing.

WHO NEEDS TALI?

Since early intervention is the key to better outcomes, TALI Train has been designed for children aged three to eight. This compares favourably with other programs that begin at six years – making TALI a unique provider of early years’ intervention when it is most needed.

TALI is particularly beneficial for children who are at risk of attention difficulties due to an underlying developmental disorder such as
autism spectrum disorder.

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