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Solution Name:​​ Improving Attention for Sensory Seekers​​ 

SKU:​​ AASPCOTP

Solution Plan: ​​ 

Sustained Attention​​ -​​ Holding attention over​​ a period​​ is necessary for the focus and concentration needed in learning, listening during lectures, paying attention during conversations or instructions. Reading a book requires the ability to pay attention over​​ without​​ becoming distracted

Activities to Improve Sustained Attention-

  • Word search- cross out all letters

  • Write out a list of words that start with a certain letter. Identify a certain number of words.

  • Ordering information into alphabetical or numerical order

  • Set a timer and complete a task or reading passage for a certain number of minutes

Selective Attention​​ -Having the ability to select from the many points of visual, auditory, interoceptive, tactile, stimuli in order to focus and attend to just one, is the brain’s ability to select and respond to just one factors that matter most.

Activities to Improve Selective Attention

  • Use visual cues

  • Work on auditory skills

  • Limit visual distractions

  • Reduce background noise

  • Position kids away from windows or hallways​​ when attending to a task​​ 

Alternating Attention- This type of attention refers to the ability to switch or immediately transfer focus from one activity to another.

  • Cooking with activities​​ 

  • Musical chair

  • Eye Spy

  • Flip cards in a deck and perform actions based on the suit, color, or number​​ 

  • Sort coins or colored items​​ 

  • Practice performing a task that can easily become distractible such as going online to send an email…or shopping​​ in a store​​ 

Divided Attention-​​ refers to one’s ability to focus on two or more things at the same time. Simultaneously concentrating on various factors is evidenced by driving and holding a conversation simultaneously.

  • Practice games such as Connect Four​​ with background distractions or verbal instructions

  • Increasingly complex verbal memory games

  • Simon Says​​ with music playing in background

Materials Required:

Home:​​ Coins​​ 

1.Word Search​​ 

Description:​​ School Zone Ages 5-7​​ 

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2.Timer

Description:​​ Wrenwane Kitchen Timer​​ 

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3.Cards

Description:2 Decks Bicycle Playing Cards​​ 

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5.Connect 4​​ 

Description:​​ Connect 4 Travel​​ 

Link:​​ https://amzn.to/2z3SD5I

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