Concentration in children is difficult since there are a lot of distractions and stimuli around them. Anywhere they are, whether at home or in school, distractions keep them from concentrating, but more so the child with ADHD and the effects of these distractions can be very severe. It can hinder their ability to form relationships and it can impact their educational potential. Even if you remove all the distractions, children with ADHD will still need extra skills in order to be able to maintain their concentration. In order to help them maintain their concentration, children with ADHD needs specialized programs designed to develop the skills to succeed in it.
The main ADHD treatments that are proven to help increase concentration are the Interactive Metronome Therapy and Neurofeedback Therapy. These therapies are proven to help ADHD patients maintain higher levels of concentration even after they have discontinued the treatments. These treatments provide those with AHDH the brain training that is needed to help them maintain concentration and focus. Their personal well being is also improved due to the increased ability to concentrate on their own. This, however, is not really the cure for ADHD. It only helps those with ADHD to manage their symptoms to help them in other areas of life and improve their ability to succeed.
In the first treatment, the Interactive Metronome Therapy, tones are generated by the computer where the person uses his hand and foot motions to follow it. There is a need for immediate feedback through repetitive motions to the tone. When the motion coincides with the tone, then a score is gained and tabulated and so the participant can improve their reaction time score. Every time that patient’s timing is correct, then there is an improvement in his score. Concentration is then developed in the mind through this activity. If the sessions are performed continuously, then the skills also increase. This therapy has been proven to work with both children and adults, and the skills are long lasting.
The other treatment known as Neurofeedback therapy uses both visual and auditory signals to develop concentration skills. Here a computer is used to generate visual and auditory stimuli to the participant that generates a brain wave response. Each time that brain wave patterns are maintained the participant is rewarded. This provides an increased level of concentration. No matter what methodologies different providers use, the results is the same and the participant is helped to increase levels of concentration and focus.
Any person suffering from ADHD can be helped to increase levels of concentration and focus by finding highly skilled providers that can give them the right ADHD treatment. With the two treatments mentioned above, a person that ADHD can improve on his concentration levels and focus. With these therapies there is an increased opportunity for a bright future for those suffering from ADHD.