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Fall 2017


The purpose of this action research project was to determine if students who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or symptoms of ADHD are able to stay on task more often when they are using alternative seating. Data was taken on students prior to being given alternative seating choices, a data collector ticked every 15 seconds to determine if the student was on task or off task. Data was taken again after the student had used their alternative seating for over a week’s time. Analysis of the data suggests that alternative seating may increase on-task behavior in some children with ADHD. Data also demonstrates that some children might become distracted by the alternate seating, or choose not to utilize the alternative seating.