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ADHD: How OT Can Help!

ADHD is a neurological condition that causes children to struggle with paying attention, being extremely active, and acting impulsively.

Symptoms of ADHD:

  • having a short attention span, easily distracted

  • appearing forgetful or losing things

  • inability to stick to tasks that are tedious or time-consuming

  • appearing unable to carry out instructions

  • having difficulty organizing tasks

  • being unable to sit still, constantly fidgeting

  • excessive talking

  • difficulty waiting their turn

  • acting without thinking

  • little or no sense of danger

Our team of occupational therapists are experts in reducing the impact of ADHD by helping children:

  • find balance in energy levels

  • improve focus and ability to complete everyday tasks

  • develop sensory processing integration

  • teach coping strategies to manage behaviors

  • implement sleep training strategies

  • develop strength and physical coordination

Blog written by Jessica Oakland, PT, DPT


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