Divided attention occurs when mental focus is directed toward multiple ideas or tasks simultaneously. Divided attention is the most complex form of attention. In more generalized terms, we call divided attention multitasking. Many people often use this attention skill without realizing it.
Being able to multitask in our modern world is crucial. Those who struggle with divided attention tend to have a more challenging time completing multiple tasks in a short period of time.
One of our platform’s more popular divided attention tasks is Two Timing. In this game, patients are given both visual and auditory stimuli simultaneously. Your patient will have to read and follow along with the visual task while listening to different instructions from the auditory task. This activity is comparable to a college student taking notes during a lecture. Additionally, we here are a few of our other popular attention tasks:
In the hands of a therapist, the divided attention exercises and tasks on our platform can be a very effective part of attention training. Our attention exercises are fully adaptable and customizable, allowing you to gradually increase the speed and rate of the stimuli, which may help your patient develop strong attention skills. To try HappyNeuron Pro with your patients, sign up for a free trial! If you are not a trained therapist, we offer attention-based worksheets for download.
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