Kids with ADHD Must Squirm to Learn, UCF Study Says

Kids with ADHD Must Squirm to Learn, UCF Study Says

For decades, frustrated parents and teachers have barked at fidgety children with ADHD to “Sit still and concentrate!” But new research conducted at UCF shows that if you want ADHD kids to learn, you have to let them squirm. The foot-tapping, leg-swinging and chair-scooting movements of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are actually vital to how […]

  • Nursing Students Recognized for Research

    Eight undergraduate ‘honors in the major’ nursing students participated and presented their research posters in the 12th Annual Showcase for Undergraduate Research Excellence event. Two were awarded scholarships for their honors research in the Health Sciences category. Thomas Bolsega took first place and received a $600 scholarship for his poster “Assessment of Tracheostomy Care Practices […]

  • UCF Health, Florida Hospital Unveil New Partnership Health Center in Medical City

    UCF Health, the College of Medicine physician practice, and Florida Hospital on Wednesday unveiled an innovative and collaborative model of health care that brings a range of new providers and services to Medical City. This partnership – at the Gateway Building at the entrance of Lake Nona — allows patients to have convenient access at […]

  • Study: $1 Test Developed at UCF Outperforms PSA Screening for Prostate Cancer

    A test that costs less than a $1 and yields results in minutes has been shown in newly published studies to be more sensitive and more exact than the current standard test for early-stage prostate cancer. The simple test developed by University of Central Florida scientist Qun “Treen” Huo holds the promise of earlier detection […]


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  • Gov. Scott Appoints Pabian to State's Physical Therapy Board

    Gov. Rick Scott has appointed UCF faculty member Patrick Pabian to the Florida Board of Physical Therapy for a three-year term. Pabian is director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and a clinical associate professor in the College of Health and Public Affairs. He maintains a part-time clinical practice as a licensed physical therapist […]

  • Med School Partners to Open Health Center for Osceola Sheriff’s Office

    Osceola County Sheriff Office members and their families will be able to get some of the best primary care in Central Florida beginning this summer thanks to an agreement announced today between the UCF College of Medicine, the sheriff and Medical Risk Solutions, an affiliate of Crowne Consulting Group, which operates dozens of employee health […]

  • Kids with Developmental Disabilities to Have Field Day All Their Own

    Playing is a big part of being a kid. But for children with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other physical and developmental disabilities, it can be tough to find activities that are both fun and physical. On Saturday, the University of Central Florida will host a free outdoor event on UCF’s Memory Mall to encourage […]

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