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Can more music classes help children with adhd?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Adhd kids (ak) do well if they are doing what they want, not necessarily what their parents want.
The rigors of practice frequently turn off an ak if they aren't fully committed. If an ak has a musical or artistic ability, & they want to pursue it, then learning art, music, singing or an instrument can be an area where they develop "expertise, " & therefore increase their expectation of success.

In brief: Depends

Adhd kids (ak) do well if they are doing what they want, not necessarily what their parents want.
The rigors of practice frequently turn off an ak if they aren't fully committed. If an ak has a musical or artistic ability, & they want to pursue it, then learning art, music, singing or an instrument can be an area where they develop "expertise, " & therefore increase their expectation of success.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Children with neurodevelopmental disorders have " islands of strength," which should be encouraged, to promote self-esteem.
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

My answer is personal.
But, as a psychiatrist, in my opinion, i fully believe that the rigor required to completely understand and comprehend classical and baroque music has a lasting (and very positive) effect on the brain.

In brief: Maybe

My answer is personal.
But, as a psychiatrist, in my opinion, i fully believe that the rigor required to completely understand and comprehend classical and baroque music has a lasting (and very positive) effect on the brain.
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
I agree wholeheartedly. I just read a study confirming that classical music benefits development much more than any other genre.
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