Our ability to concentrate on something is a key part of us being able to join in conversations, learn new things or complete daily tasks such as getting dressed. Our concentration skills include being able to focus on a task but also tune out things in the environment that are not important or may become distracting to us.
For children and young people with neurodevelopmental needs concentrating can be an area they need adult help with. This might be due to a child having a preference for a particular activity and wanting to concentrate on this or knowing what the most important thing in the environment is to concentrate on. For some children they may need to regulate themselves by moving around or playing with something like a fidget item to help them to concentrate.
The resources on this page are aimed at some things adults can do each day to support with concentration skills and what to do where a child may need some additional support to help them to concentrate.
Videos and webinars
Services to contact
Emerge service (16 to 18 year olds)