Entries by Dr. Mariel Cannady

Children Should Move In Class

Children should move in class because movement can promote focus and learning. Several studies have shown that physical activity enhances brain functioning. Yet, most of the school day requires sitting still. A recent New York Times article summarizes why children should move during their classes. Teachers can encourage movement at the beginning, during instruction, and at the end of a lesson. Parents […]

Supplemental and Alternative ADHD Interventions

Popular supplemental and alternative ADHD interventions include removing certain foods from an individual’s diet or adding vitamins/supplements and other foods. Some of these methods may be minimally effective. It is important to consider the risk, cost, and scientific evidence behind these interventions, particularly when they are not overseen by health providers. Weighing Options Researchers from Ohio […]