Improve Your Child’s Attention With Gum & a Straw (Really!): Here's How! by Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
Did you know that chewing gum could help your child focus? The act of chewing helps regulate the sensory system by placing proprioceptive input into the muscles of the jaw. This is calming and improves attention. Try having your child chew gum while doing homework to help with concentration. Other calming and organizing foods are:
- low-sugar fruit chews
- raisins or other dried fruits
Start the day with an organizing breakfast by having your kids suck thick smoothies, yogurt or applesauce through a straw. Resistive sucking also fosters the ability to focus and attend.
Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:
30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.