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How To Improve The Short Attention Span Of A Child With Adhd?

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How To Improve The Short Attention Span Of A Child With Adhd?

Short attention span is one of the major symptoms of ADHD. Children with ADHD typically have impairment of functions such as concentration, memory, impulse control, processing speed and an inability to follow directions. Children often jump from task to task without finishing any of them. They feel trapped by any task that takes longer than the time they’re able to maintain focus. Improving this skill usually requires breaking tasks into smaller segments while working to increase the child’s low attention span.

The main issues faced by students with short attention span are:
  • Problems with academic performance
  • Inability to complete daily tasks
  • Missing important details or information
  • Excessive level of stress and frustrations
  •  Problems with communication

There are ways to help children focus so that their days are not composed of flitting from one activity to another. Your child with attention deficits may struggle to concentrate on homework, be easily distracted from chores or battle to keep to routines, causing high levels of frustration in the household. To help you in your efforts to improve your children’s attention span, here are some things you can do to motivate them to focus:

  • Divide lessons or tasks into short segments
  • Use visuals when teaching
  • Adding Physical Activity
  • Establish routines and schedules
  • Apply Time Frames
  • Give them a break
  • Remove Distractions
  • Look into their eyes when you talk
  • Find Out What Interests Your Child
  • Reinforce positive behaviour
  • Reward them
  • Relaxation and Positive Imagery
  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Diet and Hydration
  • Ensure Adequate Sleep

At Jeevaniyam, we can help to tailor learning plans and goals to help your child improve his/her focus and detect the onset of greater learning challenges. With encouragement and therapy sessions such as Behavioural Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Ayurveda, Music and Yoga we can help your children work their way through these challenges and be empowered with a positive mindset to excel in school. If the inattentiveness of the child cannot be helped with these easy ways, chances are there that your child is suffering from ADHD and might need expert help. If you suspect in any sense that your child may have ADHD, you can contact the experts at Jeevaniyam.

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