Attention, Focus, and Impulsivity:
Focus and Concentration:
A child’s ability to sit for extended periods of time, listen, and follow instructions have strong implications for their ability to learn. Measures of a child’s ability to sustain attention, shift attention, and filter out distractions, as compared to the typical child at the same level of development, will help parents understand if their child is having difficulty in these areas and the types of environmental modifications or alternative treatments that may help.
Restlessness and Impulsivity:
A child’s ability to remain seated without fidgeting and inhibit impulsive behaviours is important for learning and social success. Information gathered through clinical observation, standardized testing, and parent/ teacher report are carefully compared to the typical child at the same level of development.