Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is associated with significant alterations in brain development and function.(1) One of these alterations in brain function involves a breakdown in the control of eye movement which can be responsible for the reading impairments that are often seen in children with ADHD.(2) It is possible that chiropractic care may enhance control of eye movements in children with ADHD. To study this potential relationship we will perform a crossover design pilot study that will investigate the effects of chiropractic care on the control of eye movement in 15 children with ADHD.

Grant Value:$19,600
Chief Investigator:
 Dr Alice Cade – New Zealand College of Chiropractic
Status: Complete



  • Platform presentation ACC-RAC 2018. Dallas, Texas
    Cade, A., Taylor, D., Holt, K. (2017) The effects of chiropractic care on oculomotor control in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A pilot study. ACC-RAC 2018. Dallas, Texas