Kindergarten may contribute to ADHD

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This reference is used to annotate "I would never send my kids to school" (2017) by Piotr Wozniak

According to the study co-authored by Stanford Graduate School of Education Professor Thomas Dee, children who started kindergarten a year later showed significantly lower levels of inattention and hyperactivity, which are jointly considered a key indicator of self regulation. The beneficial result was found to persist even at age 11. “We found that delaying kindergarten for one year reduced inattention and hyperactivity by 73 percent for an average child at age 11 and it virtually eliminated the probability that an average child at that age would have an ‘abnormal,’ or higher-than-normal rating for the inattentive-hyperactive behavioral measure

Quoted excerpts come from the following reference:

Title: Study finds improved self-regulation in kindergartners who wait a year to enroll

Date: 2015


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