They Just Won't Listen!-2Not listening, distractibility and inattention are some of the most common reasons for referral to our clinics. They are also the source of a great deal of frustration on the part of both teachers and parents.

There can be a number of reasons for failure to follow directions and inattentive, off-task behaviour. More often than not, it has nothing to do with the child’s willingness to co-operate!

Left to fester without appropriate treatment and support, children can come to believe their own bad press and start to live out what they’ve been told – that they’re naughty, lazy, disruptive and disobedient.

So how to know what to do? I talk about some strategies and resources along with an introduction to all things listening. I cover:

  • what listening involves
  • recognizing what listening problems look like
  • understanding what different listening problems tell us about what is causing them
  • strategies and resources for improving listening and refining skills


How To Use Sound Field Systems – prepared by The Australian Government, Department of Training & Education. A PDF document for your reference.