An exercise ball that would usually be found in a gym is a great substitute for the traditional school chair. Sitting on this giant ball requires the student to sit in the proper posture to stay balanced. This forces them to use their core muscles. When students are using their energy to actively sit, they tend be more attentive and focused.
Y3K TUTOR IN YOUR HOME’S ADHD QUIZ #7: EATING FISH
Q: True or False: Pregnant women who eat lots of fish are more likely to have children with ADHD?
A: True. Initial research suggests that pregnant women who eat lots of fish – especially tuna, swordfish and other fish with high mercury levels are more likely to have children with ADHD. Researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health tracked 788 Massachusetts children between 1993 and 1998. Then they had the children’s mothers keep food diaries while they were pregnant so they could see how much fish the women ate. They took hair samples from them after they gave birth so they could test their mercury levels.
Eight years later, they asked the children’s teachers if the kids exhibited ADHD-like symptoms, such as hyperactivity, impulsiveness and inattentiveness. The researchers concluded that the women who had the most mercury in their hair were 60% more likely to have a child who exhibited ADHD-like behavior.
Y3K TUTOR IN YOUR HOME’S ADHD QUIZ #6: PREGNANCY
Q: True or False: There is a link between smoking and drinking while pregnant and ADHD?
A: True. Studies have shown a link between smoking and alcohol use in pregnant mothers may increase ADHD risk.
Y3K TUTOR IN YOUR HOME’S ADHD QUIZ #5: GENETICS
Q: True or False: ADHD can be passed down from parent to child?
A: True. Studies have shown that ADHD runs in families. Several genes have been identified that may increase risk.
Y3K TUTOR IN YOUR HOME’S ADHD QUIZ #4: GENDER
Q: Which gender is about 2 times more likely than the other to have ever been diagnosed with ADHD?
Y3K TUTOR IN YOUR HOME’S ADHD QUIZ #3: AVERAGE AGE
Q: What is the average age of first time ADHD diagnosis?
A: 7 years old
Y3K TUTOR IN YOUR HOME’S ADHD QUIZ #2: INCREASE
Q: What is the percent increase in ADHD diagnosis from the 2004 – 2005 school year to the 2011 – 2012 school year?
Y3K TUTOR IN YOUR HOME’S ADHD QUIZ #1: HOW MANY
Do you think you know a lot about ADHD? Each day we will test your ADHD knowledge. Good luck.
Q: What is the number of children 4-17 diagnosed with ADHD at some point in their lives as of 2011?
A: 6.4 million or 11% of children
The most common symptoms of ADHD are:
Inattention: difficulty concentrating, following instructions, and staying on task
Impulsiveness: interrupting, talking over others and loss of emotional control
Hyperactivity: fidgeting and experiencing restlessness
Tomorrow we will have some fun and test your knowledge of ADHD.
ADHD is neurobiological and not a character flaw. If your child experiences any of the symptoms of ADHD, it may not mean that they are intentionally trying to be disrespectful and rude.
Tomorrow we will list the ADHD signs you should be watching for.