Physical Activity and Adhd 1 the Impact of Physical Activities on Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder's Ability to Focus

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Children diagnosed with ADHD typically have academic difficulties and trouble completing assigned tasks. The presence of ADHD is associated with behavioral problems as well as staying focused (i.e., difficulty staying on task, shouting out answers in class). It is important to identify effective interventions for children with ADHD. Physical activity as an intervention in the classroom has been found to impact some of the difficulties students with ADHD may present. The following research includes a three-week period of a baseline, intervention, and post-intervention observations with one third grade, male student. The data was recorded using a measurement of frequency of target behaviors. The intervention was found to increase the target child’s ability to focus in the classroom and displayed improvement in his overall attitude about math class. Physical Activity and ADHD 4 Table of

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@inproceedings{Gut2009PhysicalAA, title={Physical Activity and Adhd 1 the Impact of Physical Activities on Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder's Ability to Focus}, author={Dianne M. Gut and John E. Henning}, year={2009} }