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Tips for paying attention

Being able to pay attention means we can process all kinds of information, under many different conditions. It means we can focus on things, concentrate, ignore distractions, do two things at once and switch between tasks.

You might find it has become difficult to stay focused when you are having a conversation or doing something. There are things you can do that will help you to pay attention to the task at hand.

Managing fatigue

Managing distractions

Managing more than one task

Written by community speech-language therapists, Canterbury DHB. Adapted by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed November 2020.


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Review key: HISCD-79694