A parent asked me this the other day: She and the teachers were so frustrated with her son’s behavior. It turns out that “Johnny”, as he is known in this blog, is a bright child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Luckily for him, his parents, and his teachers, he is not alone and there are many well-validated interventions to get him to “sit still”. Johnny is just one of the estimated 8-10% of school aged children who have a diagnosis of ADHD. The DSM-IV, which is the diagnostic manual for all mental health disorders, indicates that there are several symptoms of ADHD including: inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.