Soft play can 'help' ADHD
Date: 21/04/2010 / Category: Indoor play for disability schools and groups
Children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can benefit if they "channel their energy" into fun activities like indoor soft play, suggests an expert.
Jacqui Vango, co-founder of ADHD charity Misunderstood, was sceptical about using behavioural therapy alone in treating the problem.
However, she did advise parents not to waste any time getting professional help for their kids with ADHD.
Regular medication has been proved to alleviate the symptoms of the disorder and help children concentrate and perform better at school.
She added: "If children with ADHD have the right environment, the right medication and a school that understands, they do achieve."
ADHD is estimated to affect three to seven per cent of schoolchildren, according to the National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service.
Last week, a study published by the University of Nottingham, found that a combination of medication and rewarding good behaviour were effective in treating children with ADHD.
Posted by Lynne Woods