ADHD is a developmental impairment of the brain’s executive functions. Children with ADHD have trouble with impulse-control, focusing, and organization. Children with ADHD may also have trouble focusing their attention on a single task or sitting still for long periods of time. Both adults and children can have ADHD.
Neuroscience, brain imaging, and clinical research tell us a few important things: ADHD is not a behavior disorder. ADHD is not a mental illness. ADHD is not a specific learning disability. ADHD is, instead, a developmental impairment of the brain’s self-management system.
Signs of ADHD:
- Unfinished Tasks
- Inability to Sit Still
- Problems Staying Organized
A hallmark symptom of ADHD is Inattention.
The Sensory Profile is appropriate for use with children with or without disabilities, ADHD, or autism as well as several other disabilities. The age range of this assessment is for clients ages 3-10.
During the evaluation, the therapist will look at how ADHD affects your child's:
- Social life
- Home life
The professional will also do a test to find out your child's strengths and weaknesses. Then they'll recommend ways to address his/ her communication and expression issues.
It is imperative for parents and caregivers of a child with ADHD to work in tandem with a rehab professional as well as the teachers in the long run. Help them to stay organised and with direction.