"Is there any research suggesting that block scheduling is preferable for children with ADHD?"
ADDitude's Education Expert
I have not seen any research on the block vs. traditional scheduling for ADHD students and have done a search for this.
Some of my own clients who benefit from having fewer things to focus on and immerse themselves in a topic have benefited from the longer block schedule. Others maintain they like the short brief chunks of traditional.
It truly makes a difference in what the teachers do during the block. If it is a one-hour class then the rest just study hall--which some teachers do! -- well forget it!!! If anyone has seen this research please send it to me and I will gladly share.