Concentration Problems In Children
The key to improving concentration in children is to understand and strengthen the key skill that it is related to, attention. Attention is often referred to in different ways. For instance, concentration, attention span or focus. Children are typically able to spend about 4 minutes concentrating on a task while adults and older children can focus for a maximum of 20 minutes. However the ability to attend encompasses much more than the ability to focus or concentrate. Problems concentrating can stem from attention difficulties relating to the ability to maintain focus for a prolonged period of time, to select which information to attend to, and to filter out distracting information that is grabbing our attention.