Developing concentration and self-regulation – Volume 1

Games and activities for attention control

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 21x29,7

Pages: 152

ISBN: 978-88-6137-302-0

Publication date: 01/09/2008

Suitable for: Nursery 2nd Level (ages 4-5), Primary 1st level (ages 6-7), Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10)


The first psychological program for ADHD, Developing Concentration and Self-Regulation proposes a series of activities and games for the enhancement of attention and self-regulation skills in preschool and school children, with the aim of preventing learning difficulties.

The program proposed in the three volumes in which the work is structured has been designed and tested experimentally in the framework of the training proposals promoted by the “Children’s Research Network” of Treviso, in collaboration with the University of Padua and the Provincial School Office of Treviso.

This first book is composed of 23 units focused on developing good attention control.  In particular, the child is assisted in learning to focus and maintain his/her attention for a sufficient amount of time and to appropriately allocate cognitive resources on different aspects of the stimulus – or on different stimuli – to complete a task. Each volume contains a theoretical introduction to better frame the problems related to deficiencies in self-regulation skills, a presentation of the materials and the specific field of intervention, and a detailed guide for setting up the activities.

- Introduction
- The risk of attention deficit disorder and/or hyperactivity in young children
- An example of a trial program and program organization
- Games and activities on attention control