WHAT IS ATTENTION?
Attention is the ability to maintain focus on a task for a certain period of time. When a child is not paying attention, avoids challenging tasks, has poor eye-contact or other behavioral issues, we adults often pay a lot of attention to symptoms, it is sometimes difficult to see that there are actually root causes underlying these behaviors. Since our brain is the control-center, if a child’s certain core foundations are weak then they would not be successful in
activities that require the use of these foundations. And we all know that every child wants to be happy. So when a child is faced with a challenging task that they know they cannot perform in, it is then naturally that they would want to avoid it, make excuses or display behavioral symptoms, which we adult see as “attention” issues. These foundations are: