Time to pay attention

It's our most common neurobiological disease, with some 11% of Australian children aged 6–17 years diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity dis­order (ADHD).

In today’s technology-dependent world, where the web, mobile phones and electronic games constantly demand youngsters’ attention, the ability to focus is an increasingly valuable skill. Young people are expected to maintain attention across tasks, and at the same time they are under pressure to perform.

“This combination is leading them to be more symptomatic of attentional and organisational difficulties – more kids