Are you looking for tips to increase concentration power in kids? If so, keep reading.
1. Show ideas following the outline of (1) Who, (2) What, (3) Where, (4) On occasions where, (5) How, and (6) Why.
2. Let the student record information from lectures and assemblies and make notes from these recordings.
3. Draft an agreement with the student. It should be written within their capacity and ability level and focus on only one behavior at a time. Indicate what behavior is required (e.g., concentrating on a task) and which reinforcement will be implemented when the agreement has been met.
4. Give the student appropriate time limits for the conclusion of tasks.
5. Urge the student to say a mantra to themselves when entering a situation where they have to sit for an expanded duration of time (e.g., concentrate, concentrate, concentrate).
6. Do not designate too many things for the student to do at once; give more than enough time to finish tasks, and do not expect perfection.
7. Get the student to gather all the learning materials appropriate to work on a project, task, etc., to lessen the need to search for learning materials.
8. Utilize several high interest means to connect with the student (e.g., auditory, visual, manipulatives, etc.).
9. Train the student to imagine the appropriate steps required to finish a task before starting that task.
10. Get the student to keep a list of things to do to organize and focus on what needs to be accomplished for a specific task, day, etc.
11. Get the student to work with a peer who is calm and capable of concentrating on a task for an expanded period.
12. Let the student have some movement while performing tasks. Observe and limit the amount of movement.
13. Provide the student one task to perform at a time. Present the next task after the student has successfully finished the prior task.
14. Separate at several points during a presentation of information to check the student’s comprehension.
15. Create a timeline for finishing a project. Expect the student to meet each deadline to finish the project on time.
16. Make the curriculum significant to the student (e.g., explain the purpose of a task, relate the curriculum to the student’s environment, etc.).
17. Make it a routine (schedule) to periodically review the student’s notes, the daily calendar of activities, or tasks that need to be finished.
18. Assess the clarity and quality of directions, explanations, and instructions given to the student.
19. Show the student when they do not remain on-task, pay attention to a conversation, etc., what they did wrong, what should have been done, and why.
20. Place the student near the source of information to enable their capacity and ability to keep attention.
21. Consider using assistive technology designed to help students to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to concentrate. Click here to view list of assistive technology apps that we recommend.