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What are good sports or activities for children with adhd?

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Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No bad ones

Any activity that encourages the child to move, use his/her imagination and laugh is beneficial to his/her health.
Exercise has been approved by the aap as adjunct therapy for adhd.Get a proper assessment by a knowledgeable professional, provide proper guidance, discuss meds and other options with your doctor.Avoid fads and unsupported treatments that could possibly delay or worsen outcome.

In brief: No bad ones

Any activity that encourages the child to move, use his/her imagination and laugh is beneficial to his/her health.
Exercise has been approved by the aap as adjunct therapy for adhd.Get a proper assessment by a knowledgeable professional, provide proper guidance, discuss meds and other options with your doctor.Avoid fads and unsupported treatments that could possibly delay or worsen outcome.
Dr. Andres R Villar
Dr. Andres R Villar
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Ones in which the

Child can succeed ! if adhd symptoms are well-controlled by multi-modal treatment (medications, behavioral therapy & environmental manipulations), team sports may be fine.
For a child with deficits in motor planning ( an executive function) or proprioceptive/kinesthetic sense ("body space"), individual sports - swimming, gymnastics, martial arts - help body awareness & allow 1-on-1 instruction.

In brief: Ones in which the

Child can succeed ! if adhd symptoms are well-controlled by multi-modal treatment (medications, behavioral therapy & environmental manipulations), team sports may be fine.
For a child with deficits in motor planning ( an executive function) or proprioceptive/kinesthetic sense ("body space"), individual sports - swimming, gymnastics, martial arts - help body awareness & allow 1-on-1 instruction.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Anything

I know, from personal experience of seeing hundreds of these kids, that adhd and other similar diagnostic categories are only like "variations on a syhmphonic theme" where biochemical changes in brain are induced by bad diet.
Straighen out the diet before you think of exercise. Get rid of all "junk" to include all forms of sugar and even milk and commercial juice!

In brief: Anything

I know, from personal experience of seeing hundreds of these kids, that adhd and other similar diagnostic categories are only like "variations on a syhmphonic theme" where biochemical changes in brain are induced by bad diet.
Straighen out the diet before you think of exercise. Get rid of all "junk" to include all forms of sugar and even milk and commercial juice!
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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