Name: Increasing Attention
Attention is the ability to obtain and sustain appropriate attention to a task. This can be influenced by motivation, self-esteem, sensory integration, practice, language difficulties and other existing diagnosis.
Thinking games – You can train and strengthen an individual’s ability to concentrate and focus by playing concentration games that require thinking, planning and the use of memory.
Card games (Uno, Memory)
Sequencing – The link between sequencing and concentration is strong.
Setting the table
Putting things in alphabetical
Sequencing everyday functions as brushing teeth, doing laundry
Divide bigger tasks into smaller tasks
Understand the individual’s method of learning (visual, auditory, kinesthetic)
Set short time goals for better concentration
Set a time limit for the completion of a goal. If it is studying, then state that a certain number of pages need to be done within twenty minutes.
Set up reward systems.
Use energy effectively, always begin on the harder activities during high energy time. As energy levels go down, you can always switch to a lighter activity.
Deep breathing and imagery. Combining simple relaxation techniques such as deep breathing with positive visual imagery helps the brain to improve or learn new skills.
Ensure good eye contact
Sensory Regulation (attention difficulties that are sensory based)
Increase receptive language skills
3.Card Games/ Uno