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Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today

According to CDC (2017), ADHD is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder of childhood typically characterized by inattention, impulsiveness, or hyperactivity. One of the most noticeable trait of this condition is the child’s overly need for constant motion. For instance, a child with ADHD usually has trouble focusing. Sitting for a long period of time causes restlessness, thus he or she moves a lot and often squirms in seat. In reality, not every child who is fidgety or agitated have ADHD. Some experts believe that sensory problems, gross / fine motor skills issues, and even lack of movement break in the classroom could be associated to a child’s inability to sit still.

Angela Hanscom, a pediatric Occupational Therapist, shared her views about this subject and explicated the rationale behind a child’s difficulty in sitting still in class. Click the link below to learn more.

Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today

(Credits to  The Washington Post)

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