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Review of an alternative seating for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) children

Abdul Rahman, Julaila and Mohd Zahari, Nurul Zafirah and Jasmani, Ismail and Kamarudin, Zumahiran (2017) Review of an alternative seating for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) children. In: "The 3th Putrajaya International Conference on Children, Women, Eldiirly and people with disabilities 2017:Respect diversity, build unity, achieve victory, 28-29 October, 2017, Bangi-Putrajaya; Malaysia.

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Abstract

One of the reasons for a child's academic success is his or her ability to attend to tasks given by the teacher in the classroom and meet the expectation with minimal distraction. For children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), one of the biggest issues faced by them is their inability to sit focus and pay attention in the classroom. Without the treatment, ADHD children will face the serious physical injuries and also may impact his or her individual's life, including academic difficulties, social skills problems, and strained parent-child relationships. No treatment has been found to cure this disorder, but many available treatments can reduce the symptoms of ADHD. However, studies that examine the alternative treatment such as seating therapy for ADHD children are still very minimal. The aim of this paper is to identify the existing alternative seating and analyze how they use the alternative seating as an intervention for children with ADHD. The study is conducted through a literature review of books, journal articles, and online resources, focusing on the intervention, improvement and treatment of ADHD children. The findings outline the effectiveness of alternative seating in treating ADHD children and how it may lead to reducing behavior problem of ADHD children; increased safety levels, decreased in-class sleeping behavior, improved on-task behavior, decreased hyperactivity levels. This is essential in determining the future direction of alternative treatment for ADHD children to change the conventional treatment using medication that comes with side effects. KEYWORDS: ADHD, Alternative treatment, Seating, Therapy, Children.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 7135/59113
Uncontrolled Keywords: ADHD, Alternative treatment, Seating, Therapy, Children.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H10 Societies
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Depositing User: Julaila Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2017 12:06
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2018 17:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59113

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