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Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today

July 8, 2014

Source: The Washington Post (Read Full Article)

The Centers for Disease Control tells us that in recent years there has been a jump in the percentage of young people diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD: 7.8 percent in 2003 to 9.5 percent in 2007 and to 11 percent in 2011. The reasons for the rise are multiple, and include changes in diagnostic criteria, medication treatment and more awareness of the condition. In the following post, Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England, suggests yet another reason more children are being diagnosed with ADHD, whether or not they really have it: the amount of time kids are forced to sit while they are in school. This appeared on the TimberNook blog.

State-based Prevalence Data of ADHD Diagnosis (2011-2012): Children CURRENTLY diagnosed with ADHD (CDC)

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Winter Group

Food School Groups | Winter 2023

We are excited to announce that Little Hands will be offering 12-week feeding groups AGAIN this winter! Groups will be separated by age and are on the following dates: 

Ages 6-10 years:

  • Wednesdays, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, starting 1/25/2023

Ages 3-5 years, we are hoping to fill two separate groups on different days, these will be mutually exclusive:

  • Thursdays, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, starting 1/26/2023
  • Fridays, 10:15 am – 11:15 am, starting 1/27/2023