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ADHD and fidgeting: Recent studies show benefits of moving around!

According to an article published in the Globe and Mail, two new studies recently backed up the view that it may actually be beneficial to allow ADHD children to fidget and move around.

letting ADHD children moveThe article, which was published on June 14, 2015, spoke about the traditional view that ADHD children should be taught to sit still. However, as the article states: "Instead of interfering with learning, toe-tapping, twitching or shifting around in a seat may help kids with ADHD compensate for deficits in attention and working memory."

We've often talked about the benefits of fidgeting and moving around with ADHD, so we're happy to hear even more research coming out that's in line with what we often see with our clients. Rather than fight physical restlessness, work with it.

"If a child is physically active and getting their work done – and they’re not disrupting their peers – then let them move.”

Check out the article here

 

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