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Children with ADHD handling a dog: Exciting or calming?

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:12+00:00 December 8th, 2009|Categories: ADHD, Animals, Dogs, Research, School|Tags: , , , , , , |

Summary of the study: There was a significant decrease in heart rate and a significant increase in blood pressure five minutes after a dog was held by children with ADHD. However, teacher ratings of mood and behavior were not significant. The authors concluded that pet therapy for children with ADHD may actually increase excitement rather than [...]

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Virtual Reality Classrooms as an Assessment for ADHD

By | 2017-01-10T00:00:39+00:00 March 16th, 2009|Categories: ADHD, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Continuous-performance tests (CPTs) are assessments that measure sustained attention, selective attention, and impulsivity. They can be used as part of an evaluation for ADHD. The "old school" CPTs use actual paper, pencil, and a stopwatch. The newer generation of CPTs were software applications that allowed the computer to keep track of variables. The latest CPTs use [...]

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