ADHD causes are on an individual basis… the foundation of causes in ADHD I believe most often is missing some developmental movement (see research on psycho-physiology) that helps orchestrate feelings with thinking, thinking with action and action with the immediate environment.
Please recommend to the parents to have the children join the camp break sessions at school where we go through developmental movements to help catch these children up.
Every special needs child I’ve seen are missing some primary movements,… the affects throw coordination off thus their sense of self (as well as the synergy of all senses) off… unable to be totally present with what is happening around them for a very long period of time…
Let’s try to create some attention inside first with the Home Breath and Personal Bubbles lesson . First we have to teach spatial orientation so they physical sense where they are in space… and where is center. Read the lesson and play a game with “Personal Bubbles” like freeze dance and have the kids go “home” breath if they bump or pop.
Application with Association: Teach the the children to remember the feeling of “home” and notice if they can hear you easier… and longer. Guarantee… if they lost you, they lost home (inside).
If you try the Home Breath and Personal Bubbles lesson and it just doesn’t work we know the movement portion is needed. If this is the case the first movement is rolling… not in a log roll but with the body in a crescent shape (ie. feet and hands move to the side far enough for the torso to roll in the opposite direction) You can get this by rolling on hills … down and up the hill (see lesson), or towards cones in the diagram noted in the lesson) This spiral movement is core… and foundational for all other movements to be integrated (Redefine movement as also a way of thinking as well…it creates a behavior that stimulates an action).
Saying this… watch how they move, what is off balance, stiff even in their young bodies and not coordinated… attention will be lost as well. There is references in “background” of the Fish Roll lesson.
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