A study conducted in 2011 validates that children with ADHD had significant improvements in classroom performance when they listened to music while in class. For children with ADHD, therapeutic musical rhythms provide a soothing structure to help the brain regulate, anticipate and react to information. Furthermore, associating rhythms to task can ignite cognitive stimulations that help children improve their memory and concentration abilities.
Listening Therapy is also an effective sound-based focus training method to help your child improve concentration and attentiveness. Through organised sound patterns & vibrations, listening therapy stimulates and exercises the vestibular-cochlear system, improving a child’s focus, memory, speech, language and executive functions.
Note: Kids with ADHD are sensitive to auditory stimulation and are easily distracted. Hence, you should try to reduce surrounding noise and distractions such as the television or music when doing tasks.
Puzzles are excellent focus training games which can help to stretch your child’s attention span. It is suggested to use jigsaw puzzles, cross-word puzzles or even sudoku-puzzles to stimulate and engage your child’s brain. Through puzzles, children with ADHD get to exercise deep uninterrupted mental concentration and visual processing skills which can significantly improve focus after completion.
Furthermore, puzzles which require a the use of eyes and hands can help children develop and refine their fine motor skills. Many therapies for ADHD, such as Brain & Focus Training and Sensory Integration, incorporate puzzles into a child’s tasks in order to help develop a child’s cognitive abilities.
Try out these techniques and observe how your child’s focus will gradually improve. While these techniques are just some of the effective methods that can be used to help an ADHD child improve his/her concentration, we would recommend consulting a professional or scheduling a consultation with us to derive at the best possible therapy for your child.
There are many different types of listening therapies available to address auditory processing issues. The Singapore Brain Development Centre offers effective Brain & Focus Training programs designed specifically to improve a child’s cognitive development.
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