Summer vacation is here, and if you’re a parent of an ADHD child you’re probably feeling relieved that the school year is finally over, and with it all the many challenges and efforts required to make sure that your child makes progress and does the best he can at school despite all the difficulties. But together with the sigh of relief, starts the worry about next year… What can you do during the summer to prepare your child for next year?
We know that ADHD children are intelligent, so what’s stopping them from succeeding in school and realizing their potential? And what can you do to make sure that next year is better than past years?
In the last decade a great deal of research has been done on the benefits of neuro-cognitive training aimed at improving the performance of the brain. Cognitive training is based on the idea that the brain can change physically, functionally, and chemically.
Many universities worldwide are expanding the departments that teach cognitive science. One of the basics being taught in cognitive science is that the basis for efficient learning is the ability to focus. Without this ability, all the essential capacities needed for the simplest types of learning are impaired: memory, comprehension, drawing conclusions, analyzing situations, etc.
Think about your child in class: The teacher is explaining something new and your child is trying to pay attention but keeps getting distracted. The girl sitting next to him is moving her pencil, someone is giggling, birds outside the window are chirping. No matter how hard he tries, he just can’t keep up with what the teacher is saying. When he gets home and tries to do his homework he can’t remember what he has learned in class, quickly becomes frustrated and gives up. And the vicious cycle continues.
We hear many parents saying that they’ve tried every solution they could think of but nothing has really helped. What else can they do?
If your child has ADD/ADHD, the most important thing you must remember is that it’s all about concentration. If you haven’t done anything to specifically improve his ability to concentrate, all other learning methods and strategies will not make a significant difference. Focus and concentration are the key to efficient learning! This is why it is essential to first improve concentration and only then provide other educational help.
During summer vacation there aren’t any other school tasks and obligations, which makes it an ideal time to work on basic skills. Use this opportunity wisely! If you’re still not sure where to start, we have the solution for you: AttenGo’s online personalized programs can help your child improve his ability to concentrate and reduce other ADHD symptoms that prevent him from realizing his potential, such as distractibility, lack of organization skills, lack of self-control, and memory problems.
We realize that all your child wants to do during summer vacation is rest, have fun, and forget about school. This is exactly why AttenGo is a perfect solution. All you need for training is 30 minutes, 3 times a week; your vacation is still mostly fun, and only a little bit of work. And the small investment will pay off in a big way when your child starts the next school year focused and feeling much more confident about himself.
Don’t waste time! Start practicing today and see results in the upcoming school year!
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