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:
  • 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:
  • Neurofeedback: This is an article from ADDitude Magazine describing neurofeedback and summarizing the evidence on its efficacy (“encouraging but not conclusive”):