Kid-Eze Therapy Services

Attention Skills


Visual Information Analysis (Fine-tuning ‘visual attention’ skills)

According to this frame of reference, visual information analysis is learned and is dependent on the child’s abilities to interact with the human and nonhuman environments. The cognitive analysis skills of visual attention, memory, and discrimination develop in their own sequences; however, the development of each skill affects the acquisition of the others. Hence, the therapist will vary the types (objects, space, events, representations, and symbols) of visual stimuli and will also vary the presentation formats of visual stimuli (simple > complex).

This frame of reference draws heavily on learning theory. The therapist will structure the visual environment so the child can learn to attend to, remember, and discriminate visual information in ways that are increasingly complex. The therapist will also provide specific teaching / learning strategies so that the child is able to analyse and understand visual information more effectively.

Sensory Integration (Improving levels of alertness so the child is more ‘engaged / ready’ to learn)

The therapist will use her expertise in this area to provide explanations to school personnel and to parents about what these behaviour problems mean in terms of behaviour, how changes in input to the child’s nervous system can change behaviour, and how working together can help the child to succeed. Modifications to the environment may be necessary to address some of the child’s difficulties in responding appropriately to sensory changes.

The Listening Program

This is an ideal home-based program that will help to ‘fine-tune’ listening skills; an essential part of ‘paying attention’ in the classroom and in the wider community.
Please refer to ‘The Listening Program’ in this area for further information.