Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of children and often persists into adulthood. ADHD includes a combination of problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive problems. It is three times more prevelent in boys than girls.
ADHD can affect almost every part of a child's life. Its harder for kids with ADHD to do things like-
Even everyday tasks, like getting dressed or doin chores, can become more difficult.
Medicine & Occupational Therapy can help kids with ADHD keep up in school & control their problem behaviours. However, taking a pill won't necessarily help kids take a shower, organise their backpack or make their bed. For help with everyday skills, as well as attention & other ADHD bahaviours, you need help for your child from an Occupational Therapist.
An OT helps kids with ADHD improve certain skills such as -