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:
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
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)