Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders in young children, with as many as 1 in 10 children being diagnosed with ADHD between the ages of 5 and 17. Children with ADHD often have a difficult time staying on task. They can be forgetful and easily distracted, have difficulty staying still, and daydream a lot.
ADHD can create difficulties in a classroom and at home and if left undiagnosed, it can prove to be a significant obstacle to learning. Hence, there is a need to be on the lookout for therapies and tools that can help the child overcome issues with attention.
Forbrain is an educational tool that is being used by several therapists and families to use with children who show signs and are diagnosed with ADHD. Forbrain allows the user to hear themselves slightly louder and this effect of hearing themselves louder can have a kind of grounding effect on children and help them to stay focused, present, and on task. It can also help them to remember things because the message is easier for the brain to process.
In the following video, Grace Lindley, a speech and language therapist based in Paris, talks extensively about the different facets of ADHD - what are the causes, observed symptoms, how Forbrain can help children with ADHD and activities to do with Forbrain. Grace regularly uses Forbrain with her clients in her practice and it is a great tool to use in activities when children with ADHD may have a difficult time staying on task, like reading books together, where they may usually have a tendency to daydream.
Check out her video series on various learning disorders in children, here!
Read more about Forbrain, here!