School readiness skills begin in early childhood. When parents work extra hours or come home too tired to read or play, children may not receive enough attention to develop the cognitive skills needed for school success.
What is a normal attention span for kids? Learn more about age-appropriate attention spans and how you can help build listening skills and focus in your child!
When a child is struggling with forgetfulness, fidgeting, careless mistakes, and sleep problems, ADHD is often the diagnosis, but there are many medical conditions -- including auditory processing disorder and autism -- that also cause these symptoms. Continue reading to learn more about differentiating attention issues.
Is your child showing signs of ADHD? Auditory processing disorder? Or dealing with another attention issue altogether? Check out our infographic on how ADHD may look through the years for more insight on what might be happening for your child.
Fidget spinners are a consistent presence both on best-selling toy lists and in classrooms all over the country. But do these toys actually help children and adults pay attention longer, or are they just another trendy distraction? Continue reading to find out!
Did you know that goldfish now have a longer attention span than the average human? Distractions don't stay at home. Many follow students into the classroom. Continue reading to receive five tips for ways you can improve students' attention span.
The idea that cognitive skills can be improved — and that IQ is not fixed — is a relatively new concept in education. Here’s a breakdown of the four main cognitive skills you’ll see in students, and how to improve them.
How do you know if auditory processing is impacting a child's ability to learn? Let's get back to basics: What is APD? Why is it so often mistaken with other issues? Read for 5 ways to support understanding in children with APD.
In this post, a veteran Fast ForWord provider explains how the exercises in Fast ForWord work to improve auditory processing speed -- plus, she offers advice on what to do when your child, student or client begins to struggle on the most challenging exercises: Sky Gym and Jumper Gym. If you have experience with successful strategies too, share in the comments!