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Attention Problems

06

Nov'16

Pesticide Exposure May Increase the Risk of ADHD

A study published in the Journal of Pediatrics looks more closely at the issue of pesticides and the risk of ADHD — and raises concerns about pesticides in the environment, particularly organophosphates.

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16

Jul'16

Attention Problems in Early Childhood Can Have Lasting Impact

Children with attention problems in early childhood were 40 percent less likely to graduate from high school, says a study from Duke University that examined how early childhood characteristics affect academic performance.

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11

Sep'15

Divided Attention: What It Is and How to Improve It

Divided attention is a higher-level skill where you have to perform two (or more) tasks at the same time, and attention is required for the performance of both (or all) the tasks. Examples include driving a car while carrying on a conversation with a passenger, or eating dinner while watching the news.

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11

Sep'15

Three Key Aspects of Attention and Concentration

Lack of attention is often linked to poor memory. Parents may think their child has an attention problem, but the root cause is often a memory problem. Working memory is the cognitive system responsible for the temporary storage and manipulation of information...

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01

Jul'15

Concentration Can Be Taught To Kids

Improving concentration in children can be achieved not only by using clinically proven natural medicines, but also by exposing them to training in the fundamental cognitive skills that underlie the learning process.

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18

May'15

Radio Interview: Overcoming Concentration Problems

Susan du Plessis, Director of Educational Programmes at Edublox gives advice on how learners can overcome concentration problems in their studies and also talks about the three kinds of attention problems experienced by learners.

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10

May'15

Radio Interview: Understanding Your Child’s Concentration Problems

When it comes to lack of concentration in the classroom, there are various options available to help learners to focus their attention better. The difficulty however, is knowing which one will really help your child.

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01

Apr'15

ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder

Nadia van Rooyen tells the story of how her son Dihann overcame his attention and concentration difficulties. After hearing the success story of Dihann, LIN went to speak to Connie Senekal, owner of the Edublox Learning Centre in Swakopmund.

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10

Jul'12

Brain Training Helps Children with ADD and ADHD

It seems as if all and sundry are being diagnosed with “Attention Deficit Disorder” (ADD) or “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” (ADHD) these days. It is all too easy to put a label on behaviours that don’t conform to the norm; what do these behaviours actually mean and what can be done to treat them?

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28

Mar'12

Brain Training Clinic Is Well Worth Your Attention

Many children are being “diagnosed” with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) these days, but Susan du Plessis, director of educational programmes at Edublox reading and learning clinic, believes the disorders can be cured or even prevented if certain behaviours are intercepted and the brain is trained from an early age.

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