Contact us at the ASD Clinic

Occupational Therapy for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Occupational Therapists can provide expert help and advice to enable individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to participate in daily tasks as independently as possible. Occupational Therapists will aim to address any barriers individuals may have to participating in daily activities.

Child completing fine motor tasks with therapist

Child completing fine motor tasks with therapist

An initial assessment carried out by the occupational therapist will determine the type and severity of difficulties the individual is experiencing and how they are affecting their functioning in everyday tasks. An initial assessment will use specialist diagnostic tools, questionnaires and a detailed case history when evaluating individuals with ADHD. Assessment results and a discussion with the individual and their parents / carers will help to decide on what the most appropriate treatment will be.

The type of Occupational Therapy interventions implemented will be dependent on the specific problems and symptoms an individual with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is experiencing. Areas that Occupational Therapists may provide help and support in include:

  • Fine motor skills - improving skills such as handwriting, cutting, etc.
  • Self-care skills - including feeding, washing and dressing
  • Sensory integration therapy - focuses on providing sensory input to help organise the central nervous system. The overall aim of this therapy is to improve sensory processing to enable improvements at a functional level
  • Behaviour therapy
  • Risk assessment - evaluating how safe the individual is within their environments e.g. school and home. The occupational therapist will also provide recommendations for equipment and modifications to ensure the individual is as safe as possible within their environments.

It is important that Occupational Therapists educate parents/carers of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to ensure that they have an improved knowledge on how to continue interventions within the home environment to try and minimise the effect symptoms may be causing.

The occupational therapist will work closely with educational staff and other professionals involved in the individuals care in order to provide the best possible of outcome of treatment.

Occupational therapy is highly beneficial for individuals with ADHD and also their families and carers in helping them to manage the difficulties they face in their everyday lives.

If occupational therapy is something you would benefit from and you would like to arrange an assessment with one of our specialist occupational therapists, please contact us by emailing

Conditions we treat
Talk to us
Find out how we can help your child

We have specialist therapists with experience successfully treating a range of conditions. We have the right therapists to help your child

Please complete the form and we'll be in touch.

You can also get in touch by emailing us on

Back to Top