Does your child have ADHD symptoms?

  • Posted On : 21 January 2022

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a mental health disorder that includes a
combination of persistent problems such as difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity and impulsive
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) can lead to unstable relationship, poor work or
school performance, low self esteem and other problems.

Symptoms of ADHD
ADHD may include difficulty paying attention, impulsiveness and restlessness. Symptoms may range
from Mild to severe

Other symptoms may include:

  • Disorganization and problems prioritizing
  • Poor time management skills
  • Problems focusing on a task
  • Trouble multitasking
  • Excessive activity or restlessness
  • Poor Planning
  • Low frustrations and tolerance
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Problems following through and completing task


  • ADHD has been linked to poor school or work performance
  • Unstable relationships
  • Poor physical and mental health
  • Poor Self image
  • Suicide attempts

How Occupational Therapy works for ADHD?
Occupational Therapy helps these individuals participate fully in social situations . For children with
ADHD, it can also help them with school, Poor ethic and performance.

There are many aspects to occupational therapy, including guidance and education for family
members or caregivers of those with ADHD, recommendations for adaptive equipment, and
evaluating the individual’s home, workplace, school or other environments.
When choosing a treatment approach, occupational therapist need to consider their client’s specific
challenges and the best ways to approach them.
There is no single best framework to use for these with ADHD. Some accepted models include

  • Canadian Model of Occupational Performance
  • Person-Environment-Occupation-Performance Model
  • Model of Human Occupation

No Matter the technique an occupational therapist uses, a flexible approach is best for those with
ADHD. With each approach, the occupational therapist should focus on the individual’s goals and

Dr. Bijaya Pradhan (MOT, NILD)
Occupational Therapist