Nature's Ability to Foster Growth


The goal of the study is to create measurable data in order to quantify the effectiveness of nature as an intervention for foster children with ADHD. We will use the Applied Behavior Analysis tool, a widely accepted methodology for assessing the effectiveness of an intervention on ADHD symptoms, to measure behavioral changes and intervention efficacy. It is used by special education departments in U.S. public schools and in numerous ADHD studies.

We intend to use the tool to construct a case study with Camp Fire Samish in Bellingham and Western Washington University in order to measure and record evidence that environmental education programming can reduce symptoms of the disorder as an alternative intervention to medication.

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 10:24am