Why can’t my child follow even one direction?
“I ask my child to go upstairs and get his shoes and he can’t even do that without several reminders.” This is a common complaint stated by client after client when they walk through our clinic door. Today during a consultation one parent relayed that even asking his son to simply set the table would lead to a table being only partially set, because his child would not remember what needed to be done even for that simple task. The child is almost 11 years old.
Teachers and parents are often extremely frustrated when they take the time and energy to give specific directions and the child responds with “Huh?” Often these students are not visualizing enough or at all. Visualizing or picturing each direction in the mind’s eye or imagination is imperative for a student to correctly follow directions.
Many of my high...
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