Many parents have this distress: often heard teachers reflect that children can not sit in class, do not listen carefully, look around, always make small movements. In school can not concentrate, at home is even more bad, tutoring children’s homework found a large push of low-level errors, more parents are devastated by the child writing homework in two minds, learning while playing, originally half an hour of homework less than one and a half hours absolutely not finished writing. Concentration is very important for children’s learning, but the bad habit of inattention and small movements is still very common. Whether parents are forced or induced, it does not work!
What are the reasons why children do not concentrate on their homework?
Children’s Hospital pediatrician director said: active, naughty is the nature of the child, but if the child physical activity is significantly more than children of the same age, and poor self-control, can not be quiet, it may be due to ADHD. Although ADHD is a disease, there are no clear and specific clinical symptoms, and doctors rely heavily on feedback from teachers and parents when making a diagnosis.
However, there are a few things that are clear: the most characteristic features of ADHD are: hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention that does not correspond to developmental level.
The duration of attention span varies from age to age. If the baby is still young, it is normal that the attention span is not long. The conditions that need to be met for a truly ADHD child are as follows
Hyperactivity/ADHD (6 or more of the following behaviors):
1, moves around a lot and squirms in his or her seat.
2, leaves his or her seat without permission during class.
3, runs around and climbs up and down excessively in situations where quiet is required
4, is unable to participate in quiet activities, such as listening to stories, reading picture books, building blocks, etc.
5, is more “energetic” than other children, like a motor, moving around all the time
6, often interrupts others and cannot wait for others to finish before stealing words.
7, does not pay attention to details when studying and often makes careless mistakes.
8, has more difficulty concentrating than other children, no matter what they are doing (playing games, eating, etc.)
9, is unwilling to listen and cannot hear what others are saying even when not distracted
10, is unable to complete simple instructions (not because he or she deliberately does not do them because of a tantrum, or because he or she does not understand the task and will not do it)
11, often avoids and is unwilling to do tasks that require energy, such as homework, housework, etc.
12, frequently loses things, such as toys, erasers, textbooks, etc.
13, easily distracted by external stimuli.
It is not enough to have the above behaviors, but the following points must be met when diagnosing ADHD:
Symptoms appear before the age of 12 years, reach a level incompatible with developmental level, and persist for at least 6 months.
The symptoms appear regardless of the setting (appearing in at least 2 different settings), whether at school, at home, or playing outdoors, with signs of hyperactivity or inattention
Symptoms seriously interfere (moderately or more) with school and social interaction.
Excluding other disorders (e.g., hyperthyroidism, anxiety disorders, mental retardation, schizophrenia, etc.).
If all of the previously mentioned conditions are met and your child is highly suspected of having ADHD, then you should promptly find a reliable and experienced developmental behaviorist to help your child with a clear diagnosis. If ADHD is diagnosed, you will need to follow the doctor’s instructions and treat your child accordingly.