9 Ways to Focus Right Now: Harness the Power of ADHD Fidgeting

Attention deficit children and adults can actually improve focus by multi-tasking sometimes. These secondary "fidget" activities may be the key to improving your or your child’s ADHD attention and focus.

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Doodle & Use Special Pens

A creative learning trick is to encourage your child to draw or write words or numbers when listening to a teacher's lecture (just make sure he doesn't doodle on the desk). Doodling will also help ADD adults focus when they're on a long phone call with a client or are in an endless, boring meeting.

Use Multi-Colored Pens and Pencils

This fidget works well when your child needs to complete an assignment or read for comprehension (he can underline words as he reads). Scented markers may also help.

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