Occupational Therapy for ADHD

We provide occupational therapy online for children, adolescents and adults with ADHD. 

We are a registered NDIS provider and use an inclusive approach to therapy, where the person can be in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.

How can occupational therapy benefit people with ADHD?

Occupational therapy can benefit people with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) in several ways:

1. Time management and organization:

Occupational therapy can help individuals with ADHD develop strategies for managing their time and organizing tasks. This can involve techniques such as creating schedules, setting reminders, and using visual aids to structure their day and enhance productivity.

2. Sensory integration:

Many individuals with ADHD also experience sensory processing difficulties. Occupational therapy can help them improve their sensory integration skills, allowing them to better manage their sensory input and enhance their focus and attention.

3. Executive functioning skills:

Individuals with ADHD often struggle with executive functioning skills, such as planning, problem-solving, and decision-making. Occupational therapy can provide specific interventions and strategies to improve these skills, enabling individuals to become more independent and successful in their daily activities.

4. Social skills development:

ADHD can sometimes cause challenges in social interactions. Occupational therapy can help individuals with ADHD develop social skills, including effective communication, active listening, and problem-solving in social situations. This can lead to improved relationships, self-esteem, and overall quality of life.

5. Stress management and emotional regulation:

ADHD can be accompanied by difficulties in managing stress and regulating emotions. Occupational therapists can help individuals develop coping mechanisms, relaxation techniques, and emotional regulation strategies to better manage stress and achieve emotional well-being.

6. Adaptive strategies and accommodations:

Occupational therapy can assess an individual’s unique needs and recommend adaptive strategies and accommodations to help manage ADHD symptoms. These may include modifications at school or work, assistive technology, ergonomic adjustments, or specific tools to aid in attention and focus.

Overall, occupational therapy can provide a holistic approach to managing ADHD symptoms, focusing on practical strategies and interventions that enable individuals to function optimally in their everyday activities and improve their overall quality of life.

Services for children, adolescents and adults

We have occupational therapists who work with  children, adolescents and adults, and we have therapists who have experience with ADHD. Read more about our therapists here.

Occupational therapy assessments for ADHD

We are able to provide many types of occupational therapy assessments online, including Functional Capacity Assessments (FCA) and reports required for the NDIS. Please see this article for more information on assessments we can provide.

NDIS registered provider

We are a registered NDIS provider and work with self-managed, plan-managed and agency-managed clients. 

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If your are an NDIS provider or support coordinator we can provide reliable occupational therapy for clients with ADHD in any location. Refer a client and we’ll connect you to the right clinician. 

Is online occupational therapy effective?

Yes! A growing body of evidence shows that online delivery of therapy can be as effective as face to face. Online therapy has many other benefits too, including being convenient and accessible for people in regional and rural areas.  

How does online occupational therapy work?

At Umbo online therapy is not just zoom plus business-as-usual. It’s much more diverse than simply videoconferencing. Umbo therapists provide an individualised approach to each person, using the latest evidence, and a variety of technologies and engagement techniques.

Umbo champions person-centred therapy. It means the person and their family/support people leads the conversation. We believe that the most effective therapy occurs when support is given in the environment where the person lives, learns, works or plays. Therefore we work with the family, and teach skills to you or to other supporters. This means you’re achieving real-life goals, rather than just achieving goals in a clinic.

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