ADHD and ASD
(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder)
The symptoms of autism spectrum disorders and ADHD overlap. Most children on the autism spectrum have symptoms of ADHD — difficulty settling down, social awkwardness, the ability to focus only on things that interest them, and impulsivity.
ADHD itself, however, is not part of the autism spectrum.
How can Yoga help?
Yoga develops motor skills
Yoga maintains discipline and routines
Yoga develops an awareness of emotions
Yoga helps master self-control and self-calming skills
Yoga is likely to reduce challenging behaviours
Yoga encourages body awareness