Concentration

Everyone finds it easy to concentrate on things we like to do. It often breaks down when it applies to things we need to do!

However, sometimes children have underlying issues that make concentration difficult, or almost impossible. Difficulties with attention, being still, shutting out distractions or lack of understanding can contribute. Being in a calm state is also a very common factor that needs to be present. Many primitive infant reflexes that persist can influence concentration.

Children with a complex reflex profile will become tired from the effort of “fighting” the infant reflexes all day. This makes it difficult to sustain concentration and increases frustration and overwhelm, often resulting in meltdowns or challenging behaviours.

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