So why count to 10?
Haven’t we been told kids should listen by 1,2,3?
Yup, but not so helpful for kids with ADHD. Most kids with ADHD have slower brain processing. It takes their brains more time to process the verbal direction, and then carry out the action necessary to follow the direction.
Also, counting to 10 helps you to focus on keeping the children on task to follow the direction quickly the first time it is given.
Complying after a couple of minutes does not count as quickly.
If your child listens the first time within 10 seconds, fantastic.