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Directing Attention in Children with ADHD

Because children with ADD and ADHD often have difficulty with focus and attention, helping them direct their behavior is important. Parents often ask their children to help with an activity to make them feel included in the process of decision making. However, asking children with ADD/ADHD to complete a task may end in frustration for both parent and child. In order to ensure that essential tasks are completed, parents need to consider telling their children to complete tasks rather than asking them. Telling a child to put school work in his backpack will be much more efficient than asking him or her to do so.

Dr. Michael Clatch, Psy. D
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