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PAIANO, Ronê et al. Physical exercise at school and children with ADHD: A review study. Rev. psicopedag. [online]. 2019, vol.36, n.111, pp.352-367. ISSN 0103-8486.

This systematic review aimed to investigate the effect of physical activity in the school setting in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Fifteen studies met the stipulated inclusion criteria and were divided into two groups based on the observation of the effect of physical activity on the symptoms of ADHD considering the acute and chronic adaptations. The programs of physical activity employed were varied, such as the breathing exercises of the yoga program and the practice of different sports modalities, individual and collective. The results of the studies point to the improvement of the symptoms of ADHD, both in the studies that analyzed the effects of acute and chronic interventions. It is concluded that there are beneficial effects of physical activity on the symptoms of ADHD in children and youngsters, and emphasizes the role of the school as a possible space for the development of different strategies of physical intervention with potential effect on ADHD.

Keywords : Attention; Hyperactivity; Physical Education; Sport.

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