Topic: “ADHD/ADD? Sensory? Both?”
Program Guest: Priya Mohan, MA, OTR/L & Samantha Nesthus, MS, OTR/L
Impulsive. Highly active. Impatient. Poor self-control. Short attention span. Uncooperative. Difficulty following directions. Trouble performing daily routines in a timely manner.
These behaviors are common in children with ADHD/ADD, but did you know they are also signs of a sensory processing problem? Many children have sensory processing difficulties in addition to ADHD/ADD, but sensory processing difficulties often go unnoticed or are mislabeled. Occupational therapists who are trained in sensory integration can help you better understand what is truly at the root of your child’s daily challenges… and help you lay the foundation for real change!