ADHD Tips for Parents: Background Music
Why does music help someone with ADHD focus?
In each of my other posts, I've talked about the frontal lobe and executive function. People with ADHD have frontal lobes that are underactive. Their fidgeting, wiggling, and jumping from one thing to another, are attempts to activate the frontal lobe. When the frontal lobe is active, people with ADHD can focus better, make more appropriate decisions, think more clearly, and get things done. We can use background music or other background noise to help activate the frontal lobe.
What type of music helps ADHD the most?
What else can we try? What have you tried?
Check out the ADHD Infographic for this series for other ideas and strategies to help manage ADHD symptoms. Let us know in the comments what has worked for you. We love hearing from readers and always respond to comments.
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