Hyperactive behaviour

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The condition known as ‘A.D.H.D.’ (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is characterised by behavioural and learning disorders. It can interfere with the child’s learning process as it carries the problem of his/her inability to sit in one place for as long as he/she needs, to process learning material. The way to help him/her with such a condition is often by medication which successfully calms him/her and allows better concentration.

However, someone who hasn’t developed his coordination abilities enough will produce the same symptoms as a child with A.D.H.D. Lack of coordination between different muscle groups that participate in the learning process produce both shallow breathing and tension in the body. The ‘survival mechanism’ prioritises maintaining sufficient levels of oxygen to the body by fidgeting to expand and contract the ribcage, which increases oxygen levels. In an uncoordinated body, tension gets discharged through movement, which highlights the other reason for fidgeting.

I find that in 80% of cases, improving motor coordination encourages a sense of calm and reduces fidgeting enough to enable an improved learning ability.