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Old 04-13-19, 03:51 PM
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Re: At what age do kids grasp the concept of attention ?

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Originally Posted by userguide View Post
That's why I am thinking of a trick, a play that could make the child notice or realize he is in a different cognitive state and so we can explain it building on that xperience.

They say learning chess helps ppl apply their intellect more efficiently - at least that's what the players say - so let's think of a simplified chess easy enough for kids (or dogs ) to enjoy and realize often gratiication. Would that help ?


I wonder if biofeedback works this way - I've read it's effective in improing on some symptoms, but don't know whether it is due to a mechanistic changes (like when you just grow a bigger muscle without any mental input),

or due to the not isolated factor of the attention given to the child (that was the assumption in one study I have read),

or maybe - and that's what I hope for - the fact that the kid gains an extra dimension in his conscious self-reflection and is capable of applying that again in future.
Like Sarah asked. Why do you want to make the child aware of his lack of ability to focus? If the aim is to get him to pay more attention then just self awareness won't help much I think. We all know that our ability to focus sucks and we all know that this knowledge doesn't make us focus better. Do correct me if this is wrong for anyone with adhd.

If the aim is to focus then I think the most useful way to get him to focus is to change his environment ie create an environment where it is easier to focus or change the thing you want him to focus on to make it more interesting.
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