Research Update: Children With Attention Deficits Concentrate Better After Walk in the Park

Children With Attention Deficits Concentrate Better After Walk in the Park

Andrea Faber Taylor

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, afabrtay@illinois.edu

Frances E. Kuo

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Journal of Attention Disorders, Vol. 12, No. 5, 402-409 (2009)

 

This study concluded that twenty minutes in a park setting was sufficient to elevate attention performance relative to the same amount of time in other settings. These findings indicate that environments can enhance attention not only in the general population but also in ADHD populations. “Doses of nature” might serve as a safe, inexpensive, widely accessible new tool in the tool kit for managing ADHD symptoms.

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