Extracurricular Activities Help to Mediate Symptoms of ADHD

A recent study reveals that extracurricular activities not only improve grades and classroom behavior but also helps in mediating symptoms of ADHD.  There is a positive association between extracurricular participation and academic achievement.

“Extracurricular activities also may be able to correct behaviours associated with boisterous children or those who have been diagnosed with a clinical medical condition, such as ADHD. In a study titled, ‘The Effects of Mixed Martial Arts on Behavior of Male Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder’, researchers found that a martial arts program two times per week helped increase the percentage of completed homework, frequency of following specific classroom rules, improved academic performance and improved classroom preparation of male children ages eight to 11 with ADHD.”

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