Research is showing that music and musical training can have positive impacts on cognitive mechanisms that help ADHD individuals be more attentive and less distracted while performing demanding tasks. Here are some ways you can use music to help your ADHD child be calmer and more productive.
The interventions for ADHD that are most often discussed are medication, cognitive behavioral therapy, coaching, support groups, and/or changes in the home, work, or school environments. Other tools can include exercise, meditation, a healthy diet, and good sleep. One intervention that is not typically highlighted is music therapy. Research suggests that music could benefit someone with ADHD, by increasing dopamine levels) and thereby improving attention and executive functioning skills.