Dr. Stewart H. Mostofsky, of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, is recruiting children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), ages 8 to 12, to participate in a study of behavior and brain function before and after movement-based Tai Chi training.
The study involves paper and pencil tasks, computer activities, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS, a painless, noninvasive brain stimulation technique), an EEG, and Tai Chi sessions. None of the tests is harmful or painful, and all are done free of charge. There are no direct medical benefits for participating in the study. The duration of the study is two days, with eight weeks of Tai Chi classes in between.
Participants will receive a $100 check and free Tai Chi classes. Parents will receive a report summarizing the IQ testing administered to their child.
For more information about this study, please contact Alyssa Tiedemann at 443-923-9263 or Kristie Sweeney at 443-923-9254 or LNIR@kennedykrieger.org.