View Full Version : Is learning to work with both hands a good thing to improve ADD


andy78
01-09-12, 08:38 AM
I had read in couple of articles that it's good to keep the brain sharp to have some time use our nondominant hand for daily tasks like brushing the teeth with left if you are right handed etc. Do you all think these strategy will help for someone with ADD?

I recently read an article wherein they found that people who are ambidextrous to have ADD linked with their trait. Is this true?

I wanted to practice writing with both hands as well as doing things with both hands.

tudorose
01-10-12, 04:09 AM
I use my mouse left handed at work for oh&s reasons. Wouldn't say it helps the adhd one bit.

Etcetera
01-10-12, 04:15 AM
I even completely doubt if it's beneficial at all. My uncle, a leftie, was forced to (learn to) use his right hand.

Now I have no idea whatsoever if he actually has ADHD, but if there's one person in the family (besides me) that acts like one, it'd be him.

stef
01-10-12, 05:09 AM
I even completely doubt if it's beneficial at all. My uncle, a leftie, was forced to (learn to) use his right hand.



same with my mother-in-law (in school)! really , that's terrible.

My boss plays piano, we were kind of talking about music once & I said I'd really love to get a keboard and learn some piano; and he said that it would be " a great exercise" for me. (he is convinced I have dyslexia actually - which may be true in a way, I have no trouble reading but I tend to inverse things....)

Rolf13
01-10-12, 05:39 PM
I did read an article that stated left handed and mixed-handedness are linked to ADD. Here it is for anyone intersted.

http://www.google.com/url?q=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204083204577080562692452538.html&sa=U&ei=XRkHT9__DOPu0gHqj-29Bg&ved=0CCcQFjAE&usg=AFQjCNGTp4fJubStDveuFdlh0s4V9VfFjA