June 11, 2014

WHY CHILDREN FIDGET: And what we can do about it

Angela Hanscom - Thursday, June 05, 2014

A perfect stranger pours her heart out to me over thphone. She complains that her six-year-old son is unable to sit still in the classroom. The school wants to test him for ADHD (attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder). This sounds familiar, I think to myself. As a pediatric occupational therapist, I've noticed that this is a fairly common problem today.
The mother goes on to explain how her son comes home every day with a yellow smiley face. 
In order for children to learn, they need to be able to pay attention. In order to pay attention, we need to let them move.
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