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!