Does your child exhibit any of the symptoms in this checklist?

Does your child find it difficult to pay attention?
What this looks like: They may have difficulty focusing on an activity for a particular amount of time and may get easily distracted.

Does your child find it difficult to sit still?
What it looks like: Sometimes it may appear that your child has a lot of energy, loves to move and fidgets a lot.

Does your child find it difficult to follow instructions?
What it looks like: it may seem like your child is not listening when instructions are given at home or in the classroom.

Does your child have messy handwriting?
What it looks like: Your child may have poor letter formation, may change cases (big letters and small letters) and use different fonts while writing.

Does your child find it difficult to play group games?
What it looks like: Your child might find it difficult to wait for their turn during the game and may interrupt others.

Is your child disorganized?
What it looks like: Your child may find it difficult to keep track of homework and may often make silly mistakes in assignments.

Is your child forgetful?
What this looks like: Your child may forget books at home or school and may lose things often.

Does your child find it difficult to manage their emotions?
What this looks like: Your child may have frequent temper tantrums and meltdowns. They may misbehave in public spaces and at inappropriate times.

If you answered yes to a majority of questions, come visit Mpower with your child and learn more about whether your child has ADHD or ADHD-like behaviors and how you can help them.

One important form of therapy for children with ADHD or ADHD-like behaviors is occupational therapy. Occupational therapists will:
  • Work with your child to address these concerns
  • Provide you and your family with support and strategies to work with your child
  • Coordinate with the school and support staff to help your child succeed

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DR. JAHNAVI SHAH
Occupational Therapist: Mpower - The Centre
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