By Vivian Owens
Short attention spans probably account for as many low grades as other reasons combined. During my teaching years, I saw students improve remarkably well when parents talked with doctors, and medications were prescribed. Only a doctor can tell when medications are absolutely necessary. On the other hand, I, also, saw students improve “short attention spans” with several simple remedies. Please consider the following discussion.
The best time to stretch short attention spans is during the early years of child development. At this stage of life, all the world opens up to the child’s brain. His senses search for every nuance of sound and sight. Use this to strengthen and lengthen his attention to the world around him.
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For any attention lengthening activities, you will want to plan to conduct the activities over a 30-day period, because you want to build habit and expectation.