Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 25, Pages: 1-8
Youn Tae Suh and Dae Heon Moon*
Background/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to verify the effect of a psychomotor program to improve inattention and to control impulsivity of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Methods/ Statistical Analysis: For this purpose, 12 children with 100 or more ADHD index were selected among a group of children referred by elementary school teachers as a result of the Advanced Test of Attention and 20 sessions of psychomotor program was applied, 90 minutes per week. The data was comparatively analyzed by processing the pre- and post-test means of sub factors of the Advanced Test of Attention’s visual and auditory tests through a t-test. Findings: The following are the findings of the analysis of results on how the psychomotor program affects ADHD children's attentiveness: first, the psychomotor program improved the inattention of children with ADHD. It is the means inattention index of children with ADHD who participated in the psychomotor program showed a significant change. There was a meaningful improvement in their visual attention. Second, the impulsivity control ability of the children who participated in the psychomotor program improved statistically significantly in both the visual and the auditory areas the psychomotor program was found to affect the impulsivity control of children with ADHD. Third, the mean response time of children who participated in the psychomotor program did not show a significant change. Fourth, the standard deviation of response time of children who participated in the psychomotor program did not show a statistically significant difference. Application/Improvements: The following suggestions are made for follow-up studies based on the findings of this study. Although generalization was limited due to the limited number of subjects, constant case study would contribute to resolving the problems related to the inattention and impulsivity of children with ADHD.
Keywords: ADHD, ATA (Advanced Test of Attention), Impulsivity, Inattention, Psychomotor Program
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