Listening Skills: How to Get Your Child’s Attention BEFORE Speaking

Photo Credit: wildrosetn39 How often do we give a child a direction to follow, a task to complete, or a question to answer only to be met with a “What?” or no response at all? If you have a child who struggles to understand auditory information or has attention struggles, this may happen often, leading […]

7 Close-Ended Games, Activities, & Toys to Build Attention in Preschoolers

Close-ended activities are those that have an end result or a specific objective to achieve. These activities help build attention in young children. 7 Close Ended Games, Activities, & Toys to Build Attention in Preschoolers Photo Credit: z0mbix To read about the benefits of close-ended activities, click here. The 7 best types of close-ended games, activities, […]

How Close-Ended Activities Improve Attention in Children with Autism

“Jason? Please sit down. Jason…? I need you to…Jason, please sit down.” Photo Credit: friesen4 How Close-Ended Activities Can Improve Attention in Children with Autism According to Autism Speaks, a well-known American autism advocacy organization, many medical and behavioral issues often co-exist with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). “These co-morbid conditions include anxiety, depression, attention deficit/hyperactivity […]

Increasing Attention in Children with Autism

Tips for Increasing Attention in Children with Autism I was listening to a friend’s story when all of a sudden I heard Will Smith’s song, “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It”, playing in the background. Immediately I began to reminisce about high school and stopped focusing on my poor friend’s story. My friend pulled me back into […]

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