Why Students Fidget in Class: Abnormal and Distracting or Normal and Desirable?

Rae Pica withDr. Dustin Sarver, Angela Hanscom, Melanie Link Taylor

To those who believe that sitting still and paying attention equals learning, fidgeting is simply an undesirable student behavior. Others see much more. Join this fascinating discussion.

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Dr. Dustin Sarver is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and researcher at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in the Department of Pediatrics. His clinical and research interests are in the assessment and treatment of ADHD and its consequences. Angela Hanscom is a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook, which focuses on nature-centered developmental programming in New England. She is also the author of the upcoming nonfiction book, Balanced & Barefoot, which discusses the effects of restricted movement and lack of outdoor playtime on overall sensory development in children.  Melanie Link Taylor teaches both general ed. and Special Ed. She blogs on education topics MzTeachuh.blogspot.com.
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