ERIC Number: ED405679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Attention Deficit Syndrome: Educational Bugaboo of the 90s.
Gold, Svea J.
The increase in the diagnosis of attention deficit disorder (ADD) and the characteristics and treatment of ADD using sensory motor exercises are discussed. Reasons for the disability are explored, including neurological differences and difficulties in interpreting sensory input. Problems with focusing and hearing as well as hypersensitivity to light and sound are reviewed. Research indicating nutritional deficits in children with ADD is also described. Finally, the lower blood flow in the cortex of children with ADD is discussed. The report then highlights the effectiveness of a sensory motor program that used creeping for treating children with ADD. A list is attached of sensory motor exercises that have helped children labeled with ADD and can be conducted by parents or licensed therapists. Exercises include turning the child in a chair, log rolls on the floor, twirling, trampoline jumping, jogging, massage, and crawling on the stomach. (Contains 11 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Attention Span, Children, Clinical Diagnosis, Disability Identification, Etiology, Hyperactivity, Incidence, Multisensory Learning, Perceptual Motor Learning, Sensory Integration, Sensory Training, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
Fern Ridge Press, 1927 McLean Blvd., Eugene, OR 97405 ($15.95).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: In: Gold, Svea J., If Kids Just Came with Instruction Sheets: Creating a World without Child Abuse, Oregon, Fern Ridge Press, 1997. Chapter 10 and part of appendix.