Manchester OT is a private company; our therapists have a wealth of experience in paediatrics and group work, offering a range of groups available. One of which being the concentration and memory improvement group.
Some of the key difficulties children who would be suitable for this group include:
- Forgetting P.E kit often
- Difficulty listening to others
- Often interrupts
- Difficulty following two or more stage instructions
- Poor ability to sustain attention
- Poor multitasking skills
- Difficulty following clearly given instructions
- Finds it hard to let others talk first
The concentration and memory improvement group is designed for children who have difficulty maintaining their concentration or remembering key information needed for school or home function.
Goals of a concentration & memory improvement group
- Improve concentration and listening skills in relation to activities both at home and in school
- Improve memory and information retention skills
The occupational therapists would use activities and games to promote the underlying skills needed to maintain sustained attention and remember information. These activities include a quiz based on a small section of text or concentrated work on one particular task. The children who have difficulties concentrating often get frustrated and may find home and school life challenging; a concentration group can help these children manage their frustrations. An outcome measurement tool would be administered at the beginning to provide a benchmark for future sessions and at the end to show any changes.
Benefits of group therapy:
- Clear outcome measurement across the course of the group
- Build social skills
- Tailored functional improvements for each group
- Realise your child may not be the only one experiencing these difficulties
- Talk to other parents with similar concerns
- Discuss any concerns or issues you may have with therapist
- Reduced rate per hour compared to 1:1 therapy
Following the group, you will receive a report, containing an outline of how the group has been, a summary of your child's skills in relation to the activities completed in the group and any recommendations regarding regular therapy or equipment. frustrations. An outcome measurement tool would be administered at the beginning to provide a benchmark for future sessions and at the end to show any changes.
In summary, If you think your child has difficulties relating to concentration or memory, or you would like further information regarding this or any of our groups, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0161 883 0088.