What causes Short Attention Span for kids in Singapore?
The Common Causes of inattention, poor or low attention are:
- Learning disabilities
- Low blood sugar
- Sleep disorder
- Hearing problem
- Sensory processing disorders
- Drug Abuse
Short Attention Span is more noticeable in ADHD children
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder of childhood that usually appears in early childhood before the age of seven and it often continues into adulthood.
Children with ADHD may struggle to pay attention or have difficulty sustaining attention, controlling impulsive behavior, or be overly active.
There are 3 main types of ADHD.
The signs and symptoms of a child with ADHD vary as it depends on which characteristics predominate.
Children with ADHD may be:
- Inattentive, but not hyperactive or impulsive.
- Hyperactive and impulsive, but able to pay attention.
- Inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive (the most common form of ADHD).
Most of the time, children who only have inattentive symptoms of ADHD are often overlooked since they have no disruptive behavior.
However, it is critical to acknowledge this symptom early and provide early intervention to help the ADHD child before the condition gets worst.
Our Attention Span Assist Program (ASAP)
Since effective ADHD intervention is usually multimodal, we have partnered with occupational therapists and counselors to set up a unique, hybrid program to specifically tackle attention and behavioral issues.
In our ASAP program, the child will undergo screening for sensory, physical, and behavioral issues. The child’s attention level will also be assessed and calibrated through our use of a digital attention training game program called Cogo* (Previously known as CogoLand).
After which, putting together the different areas of the child’s profile, a customized ADHD program would be set up for the child.
How can Therapy Alliance Singapore help?
If you suspect your child is ADHD or is having attention issues, do not hesitate to contact us for a discussion on your child’s developmental health condition with our therapist.
Act now, and contact us to understand how the ASAP program could benefit your child with a short attention span issue.