TALi Research and Development

At TALi, our research and development activities are led by a team of clever scientists and clinicians. Our products – both current and next-generation – are underpinned by robust evidence and a culture of continuous improvement.

Gold standard of clinical studies

Our products has demonstrated efficacy in gold-standard randomised controlled trials (RCT).


Study participants are assigned to the investigational group (e.g. TALi TRAIN) or active control group at random. This reduces bias and provides a rigorous study design to investigate the cause-effect relationship between intervention and outcomes.

Actively controlled

Study participants assigned to the control group receive a similar intervention (e.g. gamified tasks with a focus on non-cognitive skills). This helps us to attribute study outcomes to the intervention, rather than the delivery method.


Study participants and researchers are all ‘blinded’ to who is receiving which intervention (i.e. investigational group vs. active control group). This helps us to minimise bias and leads to more robust and reliable outcomes.

Research highlights

To learn more about the robust evidence underpinning our research and development, please download the TALi Research Compendium or explore our full list of publications in the section below.

TALi DETECT publications

Gamified Assessment of Attention in Early Childhood: A Large-Scale Validation Trial.

Analysing of validity and reliability of TALi DETECT. TALi Health Pty Ltd.

TALi TRAIN publications

Examining potential predictors of attention training outcomes in children with intellectual and developmental disorders.

Kirk HE, Raber A, Richmond S, et al. J Intellect Dev Disabil 2020. doi.10.3109/13668250.1821939.

Gamified attention training in the primary school classroom: A cluster-randomised controlled trial.

Kirk HE, Spencer-Smith M, Wiley JF et al. J Atten Disord 2019; 25: 1146-1159.

Visual attention and academic performance in children with developmental disabilities and behavioural attention difficulties.

Kirk HE, Gray K, Riby DM, et al. Dev Sci 2017; 20. doi: 10.1111/desc.12468.

Impact of attention training on academic achievement, executive functioning, and behaviour: A randomised controlled trial.

Kirk HE, Gray K, Ellis K, et al. Am J Intellect Dev Disabil 2017; 122: 97-117.

Computerised attention training for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A randomised controlled trial.

Kirk HE, Gray K, Ellis K, et al. J Child Psychol Psychiatry 2016; 57: 1380-1389.

Cognitive training as a resolution for early executive function difficulties in children with intellectual disabilities.

Kirk HE, Gray K, Riby DM, et al. Res Dev Disabil 2015; 38: 145-60.
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.