• Non-medicinal Interventions for Attention

    We are often asked what to do to improve attention. Here are three non-medicinal interventions that claim to improve attention:

    • Integrated Listening Systems (iLs): We offer this as an afterschool program. It can also be done at home by renting a system from iLs (or from us, when we have some available). Here is their website so you can learn more about this option: https://integratedlistening.com/
    • Interactive Metronome: This is a tool that I used to use in private OT, from which I did see some improvements in attention and motor coordination. This intervention has an at-home option: https://www.interactivemetronome.com/
    • Neurofeedback: This is an article from ADDitude Magazine describing neurofeedback and summarizing the evidence on its efficacy (“encouraging but not conclusive”): https://www.additudemag.com/neurofeedback-therapy-treat-adhd/

  • Dichotic Listening

    I was looking into interventions for auditory processing, specifically dichotic listening, which is very difficult for many of our students. I was happy to come across this article listing Fast ForWord as a scientifically supported intervention not only for learning to differentiate speech sounds, but also for dichotic listening. It is an easy but informative read. I encourage you to check it out. Article about Dichotic Listening