Squirm with purpose: Research shows fidgeting is helpful for ADHD patients

 ADHD in the News 2016-02-25

New research by [Michael] Kofler at FSU's Children's Learning Clinic shows that children often fidget or move when they are trying to solve a problem, and that movement may have a positive effect on children with ADHD...Previous work by Kofler and his colleagues...showed that kids with ADHD did better on working memory tests when they moved more...But they did not know whether the "hyperactive" movement helped working memory specifically.