Occupational therapy can be a great addition to your child’s treatment team for managing the symptoms of Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Like other disciplines that may be involved in your child’s care, an occupational therapists’ goal is to empower children with ADHD and teach them the skills they need to be confident, independent and succeed in life.
How Can Occupational Therapy Help My Child with ADHD?
Occupational therapists (OTs) have a unique, holistic perspective. They utilize their background in anatomy, physiology, neurology, psychology as well as culture, environment, and activity analysis to formulate a comprehensive treatment plan. OTs use a child’s strengths to help them overcome their challenges and improve their participation in daily activities at home, in the community, and at school.
OTs also work closely with families and teachers to provide them with practical strategies that are customized to each child. OTs provide structured and graded activities to scaffold learning to help children increase their independence across environments. (more…)
Skills 4 Life is proud to present:
Parenting Children & Teens with ADHD
Facilitated by Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ACAC
Living with ADHD is not easy. Not for parents, not for siblings, and most of all, not for the child with ADHD. We have learned so much in the past 10 years to help ease the path for these children both in school and at home.
This presentation covers the essential strategies parents must implement to help their children not just survive, but also thrive. You will learn about the best supports for your child, the facts about ADHD beyond the diagnosis, and how to best prepare them and yourselves for the journey ahead.
- Understanding the true impact of ADHD beyond the diagnosis so you can truly help your child reach their potential
- Creating a strong, supportive school connection
- Helping your child value his/her strengths and opportunities
- Teaching your child to advocate for himself/herself in school and in life
Q & A with Cindy Goldrich & Karina Black, OTR/L, Founder of Skill 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Next presentation is Thurs., Oct. 10, 2019, from 7:15 – 8:45 pm
Boulder Piano Gallery located at 3111 Walnut St., Boulder, CO 80301
$15 per person or $25 per couple
Reserve Your Spot Today!
Call the Skills 4 Life office at (303) 351-1828 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot today!
About Cindy Goldrich:
Cindy Goldrich, Ed. M., ACAC is a certified ADHD Coach and Parenting Specialist. She gives parents a unique understanding of ADHD, Executive Functioning, and their impact on children’s behavior and performance. Cindy provides tools, strategies, and resources to build on children’s innate strengths and potential while reducing the chaos, stress and challenging behaviors that often exist. She is the author of 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD. Learn more about Cindy at www.ptscoaching.com.
About Karina Black:
Karina Black is a registered & licensed Occupational Therapist (OTR/L) with over 30 years of experience. Karina founded Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy in 2010 because she wanted to work directly with children that are grappling with similar issues she experienced as a child. Her authentic, compassionate approach allows her to bring out each child’s gifts and strengths while addressing their specific needs. She knows how to get meaningful results by combining her personal journey with extensive experience and evidence-based strategies.
About Skills 4 Life:
Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy offers a broad range of pediatric occupational therapy services in the Boulder & Denver area to help your child master age-appropriate developmental skills, become more independent, increase academic success & develop confidence. The experts at Skills 4 Life specialize in handwriting, keyboarding & executive function coaching, but also work with children on social & emotional learning, motor skills, self-regulation strategies & activities of daily living. Skills 4 Life Pediatric Occupational Therapy offers your child a safe, compassionate environment to learn the critical skills they need to be successful. Learn more about our team & services at www.skills4lifeot.com, or you can contact our office by email at email@example.com or by phone at 303.351.1828 for a free consultation.
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1. Kids with ADHD thrive on structure. Create structure in your day by keeping daily routines as consistent as possible. Use visual checklists and have your child check off completed tasks. If your child is not doing what is expected, instead of telling him what to do, ask him what he will look like when ready for the activity he is preparing for. This helps children pre-imagine the situation, develop situational intelligence, and get things done.
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Help your student minimize online distractions and maximize efficiency using these tools:
Any parent familiar with ADHD knows the challenges kids can face during the school day. Routine events such as preparing classwork, reading aloud, or practicing math skills can be a mental overload for students with attention issues. Failing to understand the potential struggles of ADHD can lead to classroom chaos, as well as negative encounters among students, teachers, and parents.
Fortunately, there are strategies that can help students overcome classroom challenges. (more…)