Underlying Attention Issues Addressed;

Program Solutions Explained

 

 Perceptual Distortions :  

  • Perceiving information accurately is the essential first step for reading, listening, or learning any new concept.

  • When text or speech is not perceived accurately, confusion sets in and mistakes begin.

​How is this addressed?

  • Davis® Orientation Counseling teaches focusing tools that allow the individual to control his perceptual state of mind.

  • In an oriented state your brain accurately perceives what your senses take in.  

  • In a disoriented state distortions are perceived as reality.

 

No understanding of cause and effect:

  • Some individuals who struggle with attention issues repeat the same negative behaviors that lead to negative reactions from others.

  • They don’t connect the dots between their behavior and others’ reactions.

  • Their concept of cause and effect is missing.  

  • The facilitator guides the client to recognize real life examples of cause and effect.

 

How is this addressed?  

  • The client creates a 3D clay model of the concept at hand.

  • The client also finds examples from her own life and in the real world.

  • Through a series of prescribed exercises, the client masters her understanding of the concept. This is called concept mastery.

 

Has difficulty tracking personal items; frequently loses things:

 

How is this addressed?  

  • Order vs. Disorder: During this section of the program clients do several exercises exploring the components of order and disorder.

  • The culminating exercise involves a 9 step process to create order.

  • Clients work step-by-step, developing a concrete understanding of order through this process.

  • This could be done in the client’s room, work area, desk area, or backpack.

Other Concepts Explored:  

Change, Time, Sequence, Consequence, Before and After

Time related difficulties include:

  • lives in the now; has an underdeveloped sense of time

  • has difficulty breaking down big tasks into component parts

  • procrastinates; has trouble tracking due dates

 

Out of tune with others’ energy:  

 

  • One Davis® focusing tool involves an energy dial. Communication is optimal when energy dials match.

  • The client creates an imagined dial that controls his energy.

  • We discuss appropriate energy levels for various activities.

  • We observe others in various settings. We determine fitness of energy levels observed.

 

Frustrated by reoccurring outcomes; lacks recognition of personal responsibility:

 

  • The final session of the week involves an exercise entitled:  New Order of Behavior.  

  • The client selects an outcome she is not pleased with (e.g. forgets to do homework).

  • Using clay models, the client recreates the sequence of events, looking for a point where a different action or behavior could have changed the outcome.

  • Dawning recognition that actions lead to consequences helps the client move forward making conscious choices. This is an “Aha” moment for the client, allowing for a new order of behavior.