Wednesday, February 6, 2008

ADHD Is In The Brain

Researchers in Bowling Green have found that individuals with ADHD have deficits on the right side of the frontal lobes of their brain.

The researchers induced ADHD in young rats and then attempted various treatments. The researchers found that rough and tumble play especially during adolescence was able to reduce both hyperactivity and ADD. So what are we doing in schools - eliminating gym class and recess so kids can get ready to take Federal government demanded testing.

The Brain Gym(r) movement exercises that I use in my Switched-On Seminars are designed to give children and adults the movement exercises that they need. To learn more about Brain Gym, you can start with -->  Brain Gym Research

For a great resource for parents and teachers of children with ADHD, I recommend these books: -->   Movement Based Learning and Brain Gym Teacher's Edition


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