We know how important focus or attention is. Attention is needed in order for a child to learn.
We don’t need our child’s developmental pediatrician to tell us that. But sometimes it is important to hear it again.
My goal for this article is to give practical tips and tricks to help develop your child’s attention span without the aid of medication.
Attention Disorder Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects between 1.5 and 3.5 million school-age children in the U.S., or an estimated 5% of all boys and 2% of all girls. Why ADHD affects more boys than girls is a mystery at this point. Up to 60% of these children will continue to have symptoms into adulthood. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than a million children take prescription medicines to control hyperactive behavior. The estimated cost to schools is about 3 billion dollars.