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Inside the mind of

a distracted child

Brain Health

Ron is a bright and active child.  He reads well.  He likes math and is very good in the subject.  YET he failed the exam.  

Ron's mother receives many text messages from his school form teacher.  Ron's mother would sighed at the sound of the phone messages and her heart sank deeper when she read the texts.  These texts will say :  "Your son did not complete his test today and he distracted everyone during the test so I have to send him out"  or "Ron refuses to write down his math working on the margin and insisted his answer were correct"  or "Ron likes to walk in class and distracts others" or "Ron would make funny noises in class to distract his friends."

I have created a checklist that may shed some insights as to why children such as Ron suffers from inattention or are impulsive.

Score  a 0 if the statement is not true, 1 for rarely happen, 2 if these statement happens occassionally, 3 if they happen frequently and 4 if these statement happens all the time.

 * My child does not pay close attention to details

* My child has trouble with routine (Eg homework, chores)

* My child has trouble following instructions and is a poor listener

* My child is poor in following through and leaves things uncomplete

* My child has poor planning skills

* My child is easily distracted

* My child lack forward thinking, does not plan ahead

* My child has difficulty expressing his feelings

* My child get bored very easily

* My child daydreams alot

* My child is conflict seeking

* My child often blurts out answers before questions have been completed

If your totol score is above 20 points.  Your child is at risk of have attention deficit.  Help is available.  Steady Steps services attends to the child wholistically.  Caregiver coaching is part of the support program.

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