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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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Update on Little Hands Sessions During COVID

We are so excited to have many options for supporting our children and families here at Little Hands!
  • We are open for in-person clinic sessions with strict social distancing precautions and cleanliness protocols 
  • Outside therapy, we are fortunate to be able to utilize the amazing trails and outside expansive space at our clinic site in Corte Madera for outside therapy sessions
  • Virtual Therapy/Telehealth (via HIPAA compliant Zoom video conferencing platform). Download our PDF with information about Teletherapy.
  • Virtually consult with parents regarding home programs and managing children’s needs while out of school & summer camps (this is more important now than ever before!)

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