ADHD

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Posted by: ADVICE NEEDED | 2011/05/11

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ACTIVITIES FOR ADHD CHILD

My daughter is 7 years old and uses the slow releasing Ritalin capsules. She also used Risperdal drops. She has been receiving occupational therapy and speech therapy for almost 2 years, but without any real improvemnet. Her psychiatrist now referred her to another occupational therapist. Unfortunately my medical aid has been depleted and I can not afford paying for the occupational therapy and speech therapy out of my pocket. Can you perhaps give advice what i can do to stimulate her brain etc. She does not take part in any sport as she did not make the team. As i work far from home, it is not possible for me to take her to extra mural activites.

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ADHD Expert

Dear parent,

Without knowing why your daughter was seeing an occupational therapist (fine or gross motor development) it is difficult to say what activities she would benefit from.

I assume you have seen your daughter's file at the occupational therapist? Perhaps you could try to replicate some of the activities at home? Alternatively, ask your daughter what she did in her sessions - she may be able to help.

To aid concentration, any form of cardiovascular exercise is great. The two of you can play soccer in the garden, dance around the house, play touches etc.

Kind regards,
Delia

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2011/05/16

Dear parent,

Without knowing why your daughter was seeing an occupational therapist (fine or gross motor development) it is difficult to say what activities she would benefit from.

I assume you have seen your daughter's file at the occupational therapist? Perhaps you could try to replicate some of the activities at home? Alternatively, ask your daughter what she did in her sessions - she may be able to help.

To aid concentration, any form of cardiovascular exercise is great. The two of you can play soccer in the garden, dance around the house, play touches etc.

Kind regards,
Delia

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