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ERIC Number: EJ852653
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
The Active Classroom: Supporting Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder through Exercise
Mulrine, Christopher F.; Prater, Mary Anne; Jenkins, Amelia
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v40 n5 p16-22 May-Jun 2008
Teachers face many challenges in their daily effort to meet the needs of and ensure success for a diverse group of students, including students who are inattentive and have trouble staying focused and on task. All students, especially those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), need exercise; it assists them with concentration and provides an outlet for healthy impulse discharge, helping to control impulsivity. Establishing a classroom environment that encourages beneficial movement throughout the school day--during content lessons, transitions, and via specialized games for recess and indoor rainy day activities--can improve results for students with ADHD, help reduce problematic classroom behavior, and better focus students' attention on content instruction. (Contains 3 tables and 8 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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