Words of praise provide special benefit to students with ADHD
Interesting new research finds that positive reinforcement is especially beneficial for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Although it was known that praise improves the performance of children with ADHD on certain cognitive tasks, experts were unsure if the results were due to enhanced motivation or because ADHD kids had greater room for improvement. University of Buffalo researchers discovered a little recognition for a job well done means a lot to children with ADHD, more so than it would for typically developing kids.
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