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Stephanie Sarkis Author, Counselor, and ADHD Expert

ADHD children function better when outdoors

Children with ADHD function better when spending time in outdoor settings, according to a study conducted at the University of Illinois-Champaign Landscape and Human Health

According to the website:

In an initial, Midwestern-based survey, parents of children with AD/HD were more likely to nominate activities that typically occur in green outdoor settings as being best for their child’s symptoms and activities that typically occur in indoor or non-green outdoor settings as worst for symptoms.

Read about the study here: http://lhhl.illinois.edu/adhd.htm The website also gives information on related articles by the authors, and provides a link to their original study.

This study reminds me of a chapter in Lara Honos-Webb’s book, The Gift of Adult ADD where she writes that a positive feature of ADHD is the tendency to feel a connection to nature and other living things.

Thanks to Alicia for the article!

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  1. Hi Stephanie like your blog and I think we follow eachother on Twitter. I am about as Attentionless as you can get, yet manage. Thanks for the great work!

    Dr.Mike Baker

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