Chapter 8

Treatment of Attentional Problems

Abstract

Treatment of attentional problems is complex because there are many ways that attentional problems are manifested. In addition to inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, the child may show a range of developmental, emotional, and learning challenges, such as poor motor planning, low motivation, poor emotional regulation, and problems with sensory integration, language processing, and perceptual organization. Interventions need to address not only the core attentional deficit, but the accompanying problems that interfere with behavior and learning and how the attentional problem impacts social interactions. It is also important that different treatment approaches be modified or blended together ...

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