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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 Kamaruddin, Zumahiran (2018) Review of an alternative seating for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) children. International Journal for Studies on Children, Women, Elderly And Disabled, 3. pp. 103-109. ISSN 0128-309X

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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 study is to review various existing alternative seating use in the classroom for ADHD children. The objective of this study 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 in reducing their behavior problem such as in-class sleeping behavior and hyperactivity levels. The findings also showed increasing in safety levels and ontask behavior. In addition, there is an increased the class environment in monitoring teaching and learning. Currently, there is still no National Policy specifically for children with disabilities. Therefore, the significant contribution of this study is towards the establishment of the National Policy specifically for children with disabilities; ADHD. The application of therapy treatments for the ADHD children should be spell in the National Policy for Children with Disabilities, to change the conventional treatment using medication that comes with side effects to their health.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7135/63223
Uncontrolled Keywords: ADHD, Alternative treatment, Seating, Therapy, Children
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H10 Societies
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2545.A1 Architecture and people with disabilities
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Depositing User: Julaila Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 03 May 2019 10:46
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2019 10:03
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63223

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