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What is Occupational Therapy for ADHD?

Occupational therapy for ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) uses specialized techniques aimed at supporting individuals with ADHD better manage their lives, improve their functional abilities, and enhance their overall quality of life. OTs aim to address the impact of this condition on a person's ability to participate in activities that are important and meaningful to them. Addressing anxiety, depression, perfectionistic thinking, low self-esteem or other aspects of mental health is integral to this process. Using a holistic approach allows OTs to understand how each individual is impacted in their day-to-day lives. Evidence-based approaches I use include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy

  • CBT-Insomnia

  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy

  • In Vivo Exposure Therapy

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy

  • Dialectical behavioural therapy

  • Mindfulness

  • Somatic exercises

One of the key areas of focus in occupational therapy for ADHD and mental health is developing strategies to support daily functioning. OTs work on techniques for organization, task initiation and completion, and time management. OTs also teach effective strategies for habit creation, prioritizing tasks, and breaking them down into manageable steps in order to reduce feelings of overwhelm and procrastination. This dynamic approach often include a combination of therapeutic techniques, such as cognitive-behavioural strategies, stress management techniques and coping skills training.

Overall, the goal is to empower you with techniques and strategies to succeed in various area of life. By focusing on enhancing self-regulation, executive functioning, and self-efficacy, you will be able to reach your potential and achieve a greater sense well-being.

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