Effects Of A Summer Treatment Program On Functional Sports Outcomes

746 Words Mar 8th, 2016 3 Pages
In the article Effects of a Summer Treatment Program on functional Sports Outcomes in Young Children with ADHD by B. O’Connor, G. Fabiano, D. Waschbusch, P. Belin, E. Gnagy, W. Pelham, A. Greiner, J. Roemmich we as readers learn how children who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) tend to have a harder time participating and doing well in sports as a young child. The article goes on to discuss how they conducted a study that would evaluate how children who went through an intense behavior treatment program that included the use of sports training compared to children who did not attend such program performed in sports situations. The study itself proved that the children who went through the intense behavior program performed better than the children who did not. During which is showed that children were able to function better with the fundamentals of various sports activities, as well as remembering the rules the each sport entailed.
Sports, in general, are a great way to develop social skills and a huge step of development for children. Many children can vividly remember their first experience with team sports. This is where children learn how to work well with others in order to reach a successful goal, which will later benefit them in adulthood. The issue for children suffering from ADHD is that they lack the ability to stay focused on learning and staying focused on the ideals of a single game. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) a…

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