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Exploring the benefits of physical activity for students diagnosed with ADHD

Posted by Dr. Julian Reed on Feb 28, 2017 7:15:00 AM

A recent article from the Washington Post details the findings of a new study on people with ADHD. From the article:

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Topics: move to learn, adhd

Fun, comfort with exercise helps young people with conditions such as autism and ADHD remain active

Posted by Kristi Gottwalt on Dec 19, 2016 8:10:00 AM

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:

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Topics: autisim, adhd

Walkabouts increase focus and decrease hyperactivity

Posted by Kristi Gottwalt on Nov 9, 2016 3:10:31 PM

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. 

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Topics: adhd

Why use Walkabouts for kids with #ADHD?

Posted by Kristi Gottwalt on Sep 2, 2016 10:29:29 AM

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:

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Topics: adhd, add

The Best Sports for Kids with ADHD

Posted by Kristi Gottwalt on Jul 29, 2016 11:06:39 AM

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:

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Topics: adhd

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Walkabouts are online adventures that transform math, language arts, and reading fundamentals into standards-based, movement-rich lessons for Pre-K through second grade students. At ActivEd, we know that kids learn more, are more engaged, and are healthier when they are active both in and out of the classroom. 

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