Paying Attention

Children learn best when they are in a calm alert state. There are a number reasons that children can find paying attention challenging.

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Attention and Concentration

Some children may have trouble sustaining their attention to a given task.  This may be due to underlying anxiety, frustration and/or sensory sensitivities.  It’s helpful to monitor their behaviour to help you to identify potential causes and solutions.

Staying Alert in the Classroom

Some children find it difficult to stay alert within the classroom and may appear to be day-dreaming.  This section offers advice and strategies to help children remain alert in the classroom.

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Staying Calm in the Classroom

Some children find it difficult to remain calm in the classroom.  Being in a calm alert state is the best way to learn.  This section offers advice and strategies for helping children to remain calm in the classroom.

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Creating a Learning Environment

Children learn best when they are in a calm and alert.  By thinking about the environment and making some changes you can create a positive learning environment.