Dr. Timothy Royer, neuropsychologist and founder of Neurocore, discusses research showing the value of outdoor play on child development, including milder ADHD symptoms.
According to the journal Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, a study of more than 400 children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder demonstrated a link between the children's routine play settings and the severity of their symptoms, researchers report. Those who regularly play in outdoor settings with lots of green (grass and trees, for example) have milder ADHD symptoms than those who play indoors or in built outdoor environments, the researchers found.
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