Posted by: kati | 2008/07/17


concerntration and reading

My son is 9 years and 8 months and attents the remedial school in melville, Johannesburg. He struggles to read and has low concerntration level. He has repeated grade 1 classes 4 times. The school and myself do phonetic. I (mother) get frustrated sometimes due to the problem that persists. What can be done as i took him to the clinical psychologist, occupational therapist and both say concertratation level is low. But as a mother, hope is there but need more help to lift the blind out of my son's brain.

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Dear Kati,
As a mom you want to see your child reach his full potential and become the best person he can. I wonder if the psychologist gave any diagnosis apart from low concentration? It may be worthwhile to contact a dietician and see if your son could benefit from a change in diet. Often children with low concentration are put on high omega 3 and 6 diets; this can be beneficial as it helps to cement neuropathways. On the other hand, if current neuropathways are not working to their full capacity cementing them may have an adverse effect on progressive development. There are a number of computer game like programmes, and excercise based programmes which aim to help concentration. Whatever form of extra help you decide upon, care must be taken not to overload your son with too much stimulus as this can have an adverse effect.
Kind regards.

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Posted by: Musa Khumalo | 2015/02/17

My son is 9 years old and is doing grade 4. He struggles to finish his school work in the class because of low concerntration level. I took him the the Therapist last year and she recommended that we must give him Eye Chew supplements but there's no progress he still struggles with concerntration in the class. His teacher said I should take him to Pediatrician, I eed advice whether it is right thing to do.

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