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Would yoga do anything a child that has adhd?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Try it

Children with adhd are not going to be able to sit or do anything for one hour. Yoga and a yoga teacher that knows something about adhd maybe able to help to relax the mind and teach the child to breathe.
Adding omega 3 dha, b complex, can help. Cutting out the sugar, eating more fresh fruits/veggies, lean proteins can help. Sports can help. Keep them engaged, eat healthy, .

In brief: Try it

Children with adhd are not going to be able to sit or do anything for one hour. Yoga and a yoga teacher that knows something about adhd maybe able to help to relax the mind and teach the child to breathe.
Adding omega 3 dha, b complex, can help. Cutting out the sugar, eating more fresh fruits/veggies, lean proteins can help. Sports can help. Keep them engaged, eat healthy, .
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Good advice for all children! Kids with ADHD need medications, behahavioral therapy & environmental manipulations. Yoga teaches self-calming
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Good advice for all children! Kids with ADHD need medications, behahavioral therapy & environmental manipulations. Yoga teaches self-calming
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It can help

The right yoga or even martial arts teacher can play a role in teaching and taining self-control, sensory-motor integration, discipline, body-awareness, and a method for self-soothing.
I'd agree with the prior responder that the right teacher who has paitence and experiencing working with adhd individuals would be important, as well as considering the particular attention span of the individual.

In brief: It can help

The right yoga or even martial arts teacher can play a role in teaching and taining self-control, sensory-motor integration, discipline, body-awareness, and a method for self-soothing.
I'd agree with the prior responder that the right teacher who has paitence and experiencing working with adhd individuals would be important, as well as considering the particular attention span of the individual.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: As adjuncts to

Medication management, behavioral & social skills therapy, & environmental manipulations including a " section 504" at school, individual sports can be beneficial.
Boys & girls with combined-type adhd often lack a good sense of "body space"& are rejected by peers for their intrusiveness. Executive functions, including motor planning, are often deficient. Martial arts, gymnastics, yoga, & dance help.

In brief: As adjuncts to

Medication management, behavioral & social skills therapy, & environmental manipulations including a " section 504" at school, individual sports can be beneficial.
Boys & girls with combined-type adhd often lack a good sense of "body space"& are rejected by peers for their intrusiveness. Executive functions, including motor planning, are often deficient. Martial arts, gymnastics, yoga, & dance help.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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