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How can you find an occupational therapist?

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You can check with the American Occupational Therapy Association to find a qualified occupational therapist (OT) in your area. Or you can check with local hospitals. Your child's doctor will often have a list of good OTs near you, too. When you're in the process of picking an occupational therapist, ask these questions:

The OT you choose should focus on your child's needs and listen to your concerns. Make sure you're comfortable with the therapist you pick.

  • What kind of training do you have?
  • Are you certified and licensed to practice in this state?
  • Are you specifically trained in pediatric occupational therapy or just OT?
  • How much experience do you have working with kids who have ADHD?
  • How will you evaluate my child?
  • What treatment goals do you recommend?
  • What types of therapy will your program involve?

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation: "Occupational Therapy."

American Occupational Therapy Association: "ADHD," "OT in Schools."

News release, ScienceDaily.

American Academy of Pediatrics.

Pediatrics , June 1, 2012.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 10, 2017

SOURCES:

Nemours Foundation: "Occupational Therapy."

American Occupational Therapy Association: "ADHD," "OT in Schools."

News release, ScienceDaily.

American Academy of Pediatrics.

Pediatrics , June 1, 2012.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 10, 2017

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