Does Your Child Have ADD or ADHD symptoms? Attention disorders are prevalent in our society and may have several underlying causes, however, one cause is often overlooked. Strong visualization skills are imperative for a student to pay attention while learning and listening. In order to have solid attention skills, a student should convert what has been heard or read into pictures or movies in the brain. It has been stated that the average human brain can only retain seven non-meaningful units of information at a time – which is equivalent to seven words or numbers that have not been visualized. If one thinks about how much verbal information is spoken in the average classroom daily, then it is apparent that students who don’t visualize at all, or inconsistently, will exhibit attention disorders. These students will quickly become bored with listening and their attention will wander. Those that tune out and daydream...