Wednesday, August 12, 2009

ADHD and Balance

The Journal of Pediatrics published research on children with ADHD (Type C) and sensory organization. The sensory organization of standing balance of 43 children with ADHD-C was compared to typically developing children. The children with ADHD-C scored significantly lower equilibrium scores, somatosensory, vestibular and visual ratios on the Sensory Organization Test(SOT). The largest difference was seen in the visual system.

Reference: Selina B.M. Shum, MSc, Marco Y.C. Pang, PhD (2009) Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Have Impaired Balance Function: Involvement of Somatosensory, Visual, and Vestibular Systems The Journal of Pediatrics Volume 155, Issue 2, Pages 245-249.

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