By Anya Kamenetz
Our story last week about the connection between ADHD, movement and thinking struck a nerve with readers. We reported on a small study in which students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder performed better on memory tasks when they were allowed to spin and move around in a swiveling chair.
We got hundreds of comments, tweets and emails. Even the CEO of Donors Choose, a fundraising site for teachers, wrote in to say that there are 1,455 projects with the key word “fidget” on his site. More than 1,000 teachers requested something called a “Hokki Stool” — a backless seat that allows kids to sit and wiggle.