ADHD & OT

 

 

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-

  • Focus in school
  • Take tasks
  • Do homework
  • Get alongwith their peers

 

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 -

  • Organization
  • Physical Co-ordination
  • Efficiency in everyday tasks