[Father of an Autistic Patient]: “We are seeing the most improvement I have seen in him since he was 5.”
[Father of a TBI/Concussion Patient]: “Now she can read very clearly after working here, so that was a big thing for us. So not only is her perspective of where she is in the world, as far as balance goes different, but so is her ability to read and focus in on things.”
Everything in your world fights for your attention. Television, cell phones, family members and errant thoughts all compete to take your focus from where you need it. Do you find that you have to read the same thing several times before you can remember what you read? Do you struggle to concentrate on the task at hand? Does focusing take tremendous energy and leave you feeling drained or foggy after a short period of time. Do you find that you struggle with things that seem so easy for everyone else?
You are not alone in this. Focus takes both cognitive capacity and function as well as active attention and practice. Because of this, we are often able to help our patients identify the cause of their difficulties and provide a course of action that allows them to improve their abilities. Our patients have experienced significant changes in their ability to focus and concentrate. If this is something that you struggle with, don’t wait to ask for help.