Araucana girl wrote:
Can I ask how much time your child spends with electronic goods (TV, computers, electronic games, ipads, etc)?
I know that they have been diagnosed by professionals but sometimes the answers might be simple.
Even a small amount of exposure to gadgets can have an effect on their concentration spans and reading, etc. I have seen this with my children and with a number of other children.
Unfortunately much more than he should at the moment just to get work done with dd. he doesn't in the school week that much, maybe half an hour to an hour a day. i am the only one with an iPad / iPhone. He does scrounge those a bit. It will change in Sept when I can concentrate on him more again, really feel guilty about it but dd only has 5 weeks left
Please don't feel guilty. We all have to manage within the realities of life.
Its certainly worth trying to control access. There are also specific 'games' for laptop and ipad that can be used to improve skills so maybe try them during the time you decide to allow access - the Wii has some as well.
There are various 'real' games and activities that you could try. Any ball games that include catching, throwing and hitting, playing a musical instrument, card games.....
An electronic wobble board is another idea - the retail company that has catalogues you order from in store has them (also web site)