Your Attention, Please!
Do you ever wonder about your child’s attention? Do you often hear yourself requesting (or begging) your child to “Pay attention,” “Stop day-dreaming,” or even “Stop moving around!”? Have you ever wondered (or been told by your child’s teacher) that attention issues might be getting in the way of your child’s success in school? In this one-hour session parents will have an opportunity to examine the three major attention controls (mental energy, processing and production) and how they manifest in behaviors. With the understanding that attention is a dynamic construct with many variables, we will develop a deeper understanding of our own children’s attention profiles. We will also look at the ways strengths and weaknesses in attention can affect a child’s academic success, how to talk to our children about attention, and develop strategies that can be used at home or at school to increase success.