We were pleased to find out about this article by Linda Shrieves, staff writer for the Orlando Sentinel. She is also reporting on the new research out of the University of Central Florida that documents what so many of us have known for so long: fidgeting helps you stay focused (see the article in Time Magazine that we blogged on earlier).
In her article from May 25, 2009, Linda writes:
If you’ve got a kid with ADHD, you’ve probably spent countless hours pleading with him to sit still.
Well, stop it.
Fidgeting, as it turns out, helps kids with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder focus. So just like grown-ups need a cup of coffee before tackling a problem, kids with ADHD may tap their feet, swivel in their chairs or bounce in their seats while their brains are busily figuring out that math test.
That’s the conclusion of a groundbreaking study conducted by a team at the University of Central Florida, led by Dr. Mark Rapport.
You can read the rest of the article HERE.