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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.
(Thanks, Linda!)No comments
We’re excited! The Fall 2008 issue of ADDitude features an article we wrote called “Focus Factors: A little Fidgeting May Help ADHD Adults and Children Stay on Task”. My copy arrived in the mail today. The article starts on page 44. They included some good illustrative photos and I think it looks great. We also have a beautiful ad on page 74. Let us know what you think!
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Woman’s World magazine wrote about a Fidget to Focus devotee in their March 3, 2008 issue:
Ever have trouble concentrating? Susan Blake did too–all the time. And when she was finally diagnosed with ADD, medication didn’t work magic. But something else did…
The article goes on to talk about her struggles and how Fidget to Focus showed her the way to an answer. The article concludes:
“I always thought something was wrong with me,” Susan says today. “But all that fidgeting wasn’t a problem–it was the solution!”
It’s a great article and I wish we could direct you to a copy of it online. But Women’s World magazine doesn’t go there. Thanks, Susan, for being such a great advocate for what works!No comments
The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) has created a brochure with information everyone should know about ADHD in the workplace. It talks about the issue and bullet points key information about disclosure, accommodations, resources (including Fidget to Focus), and more. Download your copy!No comments
Dr. Patricia Quinn cites Fidget to Focus in her article on how to deal with ADHD in the work place. Read her article: “Stretch Your Attention Span: ADHD at Work: Six Strategies for Adults with ADHD Who Want to Gain and Maintain Focus at Work”.
This article was originally published in the December 2006/January 2007 issue of ADDitude.No comments
In the Ask the Expert section of the November 2006 issue of ADDitude magazine, a woman wrote that her boss was opposed to her knitting during meetings. You wrote that she should try some other, perhaps more discrete, mindless activity to help her stay focused (see Staying Focused).
I found many mindless activities in my local dollar store!
Your book lists the Alert Program web site as a Resource. When I checked out the products there I discovered that at the dollar store I had purchased a reflex ball, similar to ones priced from $5.95 to $15.95 on the website, for–you guessed it–only $1.00!
I also wanted to add that The Atlas Pen and Pencil Co. sells bendable pencils, velvet pencils and other sensory-type writing tools on the web site ForTeachersOnly.com.
- Anne (from email)No comments