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Helping a child be more alert

When the young person is not alert enough to pay attention to a task, these activities/strategies may help.

Quick fix:

• Up/down movements, jogging/running, fast movement (for short periods only).

• Jumping, jumping jacks.

• Clapping activities.

• Making faces e.g. open mouth wide.

• Stamping on spot.

• Sucking sour sweet.

• Eating crunchy food.