A recent article from the Washington Post details the findings of a new study on people with ADHD. From the article:
Topics: adhd, move to learn
Students with neurodevelopmental disorders (such as autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) can get excited about exercise when working out. Unsurprisingly, the best way to get kids excited about working out is to make sure they have fun! From a Science Daily article on a small, international study:
Did you know that using Walkabouts has been proven to increase focus and decrease hyperactivity? While this is beneficial to all students, it especially important for students with ADHD. In fact, a recent study from Iowa State University and the University of California, Irvine showed that Walkabouts greatly impact student behavior.
Active learning is important for all students, but it is especially beneficial to those with ADHD or ADD. Being physically active while learning helps students to increase focus and decrease hyperactivity. ADDitude magazine recently published an article highlighting the benefits of using Walkabouts for students with ADHD. From the article:
ADDitude magazine, a great source of information for families and adults living with AdHD and learning disabilities, recently posted an article Karate or Kickball? Fencing or Football? The Best Sports for Kids with ADHD. The article states: