The 3/3/3/9 Paradigm
of Attention Difficulties
(AD)
  • Three Types of Attentiveness (amplitude)
    Hypo, Hyper, Alternating

seen at...

  • Three Levels of Arousal (frequency)
    Hypo, Hyper, Alternating

produce three types of attention difficulty..

  • Hypofocus: TYPE 1 "Roving"
    (underattentive/overactive)

  • Mixed Focus: TYPE 2 "Restless"
    (inattentive/underactive)

  • Hyperfocus: TYPE 3: "Relentless"
    (overattentive/overactive)

along a continuum that contains...

  • Nine Degrees of "Attentional Lability"
    Ranging from 1.1 (underaroused underfocusing)
    to 3.3 (hyperaroused hyperfocusing)

copyright 1998, Carla (Nelson) Berg
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