Listening and attention are skills that have to be developed, much like walking and talking. Despite that, many young people struggle to pay attention within a busy classroom environment. Some young people may have particular difficulty with listening and attention whilst other areas of their development are age appropriate.
If a young person has poor listening and attention skills, they might:
If you’ve tried the steps outlined above and have seen no improvement after four months, please do speak to your GP or health visitor.
Our team run online workshops on early language development. They are designed for parents and carers and those working within early years settings. We have three training sessions available on different topics to equip you with everyday strategies to support your child, aged up to five. Please visit our Speech and Language Therapy service page for more information and to register.