My child is inattentive
Attention can be improved through consistent training.
1. Find how long your child can focus on a task.
2. Practice on focusing for the amount of time found in #1.
3. Let your child relax after.
4. Gradually increase the time of focus.
5. Upon each success, give rewards and repeat.
Tip. It is important to keep the
environment clean and simple. We can prevent distractions by reducing
My child is impulsive
Inhibitory control can be trained by using certain 'stop signals'
1. Choose a 'stop signal' you and your child can use when child shows
impulsive behaviors. (e.g. tapping on shoulder)
2. When in need, use the 'stop signal'.
3. Praise your child when the child shows attempt to control.
Tip. Instead of excessive scoldings,
using certain 'stop signals' is more effective.
My child forgets things
Help your child by incorporating memory skills training in everyday
1. Make a 'To-do list' and it is important to include time.
2. Mark or erase completed tasks.
3. When your child completes tasks without forgetting, reward and
Tip.Using pictures greatly aid the
child's memory rather than just listening. Try to use memory aiding
tools such as memos or 'To-do lists'.
My child is a slow thinker
Can improve processing speed while gradually reducing the target time.
1. Of the activities the child enjoys, choose one where time can be
controlled. (e.g. Puzzle)
2. In the beginning, give plenty of time for the child to complete.
3. Gradually reduce the given time.
4. Upon each success, hand out rewards.
Tip. Urging will cause stress to the
child. Time pressure maybe cause the processing speed to decrease, so it
is recommended to give plenty of time.