ADHD, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is defined as 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 behavior (Mayo Clinic)
Can Occupational therapy help children with ADHD?
Many children with ADHD have neurological soft signs (clumsiness, poor coordination, poor speed or accuracy of limb movements, difficulty with motor sequencing or rapid successive movements, stereognosis or graphesthesia, right-left confusion, and difficulty crossing midline). Therefore, many of these children have delays with fine motor and visual motor integration skills. These kids also tend to have difficulty with attention to task and organization of behavior in many settings (home and school). Children with ADHD typically respond well to sensory integration techniques that enhance attention to task and organization of behavior. Especially, if a child has delays in visual motor integration skills/visual perceptual skills, and/or delays in Fine motor and self-help skills. These children may benefit from Occupational Therapy.
Feel free to contact Sage Care Therapy Services with any questions or concerns.