Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder causes children to act impulsively and become easily distracted. That's a problem when it comes to helping these children learn to cross streets safely, according to a study published Sunday in the journal Pediatrics.
Researchers studied 78 children ages 7 to 10 who had ADHD..
.. and compared them with 39 children with normal development. The study found that kids with ADHD knew street-safety rules and appeared to try to cross streets appropriately. They knew they should look left and right and wait for a gap in traffic. However, these children seemed to have difficulty processing the information they collected by looking at their surroundings.
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