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How to Work with ADHD in Children

ADHD & Aikido

ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, describes an illness characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. The martial view of ADHD stems from excess attachment to enjoyable experience. If a child with ADHD in Westchester does not experience immediate enjoyment with a task, the mind wanders. If the child does find enjoyment, the ADHD condition directs the mind to latch onto the task with a powerful intensity, thus impairing its function.

Children with ADHD in Westchester are often very intelligent, but need to learn to discipline their minds to overcome a challenging medical condition. The solution for ADHD is to balance the mind between over and under focus. If the mind wanders off a martial task, such as avoiding a strike, the child with ADHD in Westchester must learn to redirect the mind back to the task. If they hyper-focus on the task, they may get hit by the attacker’s other hand and so must relax the focus. In addition to reducing stress and building self-confidence, Aikido activities in Westchester for ADHD teach the child to bring the mind into a healthy focus, while care is taken to insure the child is never judged negatively. Eventually, the child with ADHD in Westchester learns to self-regulate with age.


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